Articles by Laurie Higgins
America Needs a Great Conservative Reset
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.26.22
A Democrat-controlled presidency and U.S. Congress (as well as state legislatures) will further empower the arrogant, ignorant, divisive, tyrannical cancel culture that has taken root in every major cultural institution in America. Academia, the mainstream press, Big Tech, corporate America, Hollywood, and professional medical and mental health organizations collude to censor the dissemination of ideas leftists hate and oppress those who disseminate them. The power these institutions already enjoy and employ to destroy speech rights, religious liberty, and careers is not enough to satiate the unquenchable thirst for power of leftists.
Colorado School Employees Conspire to Change a Conservative Community
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.20.22
In May of 2021, Wellington, Colorado art and homeroom teacher Jenna Riep invited a 12-year-old girl who was new to the school to attend an afterschool art club. The girl asked for and was given permission to attend the club from her mother. But the artful dodger Jenna Riep had misrepresented the afterschool club meeting. In other words, Riep had lied to the student. It was not an afterschool art club, and the meeting had nothing to do with art. It was a meeting of the school’s “Genders and Sexuality Alliances” (GSA) club, and the guest speaker was lesbian Kimberly Chambers, who identifies as an “educator, activist, and queer woman.”
Leftists “Transing” Other People’s Children
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.13.22
Cinco de Mayo was ruined at Robert Abbott Middle School in Waukegan, Illinois, the most God-forsaken state in the Midwest. It was ruined by the administration allowing the school’s openly homosexual “administrative assistant” who moonlights as a drag performer, Alfredo Isaac Zires, to sashay through the school in drag with another drag queen. What made the grotesque and inappropriate spectacle even worse was the cheering and applause from children, parents, and staff as the 39-year-old Zires strutted his stuff.
The Schemes of Fallen Humans to Destroy Life
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.11.22
Following the unprecedented leak of the entire U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion on the controversial abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, morally and emotionally unhinged, pro-human slaughter women and their collaborators became apoplectic. Next, U.S. Senate leftists terrified at...
It’s All Downhill When Fetish Becomes Identity
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.05.22
You know that notorious slippery slope that sexual anarchists mockingly dismiss as a figment of conservatives’ hysterical imaginations? Surely you remember when conservatives argued that public approval of homoeroticism would lead ineluctably to public approval of other forms of sexual deviance. Well, here we are slip-slidin’ down that phantasmagorical slope all greased up with deviant sexuality.
The Biden Administration’s Even Harder Fascistic Turn
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.03.22
The Biden administration calls it the “Disinformation Governance Board” (DGB—word on the streets is that it was going to be named the “Knowledge Governance Board,” but “KGB” was already taken). The rest of America calls it the Ministry of Truth,...
Schools Becoming Unfit Places for Children
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.30.22
Parents with children in school today should listen to this recent radio segment that further illuminates the degradation of schools and the increasing violence that are making urban communities unsafe and unlivable. Parents, grandparents and church leaders, please take note! Our children are at risk, not only physically, but spiritually and emotionally.
More Dubious Decisions by Wheaton College
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.29.22
It looks like the theological degeneration of Wheaton College continues apace. On April 27, 2022, Wheaton College held a speaking event at which visiting scholar Professor Jayachitra Lalitha, associate professor of New Testament at Tamilnadu Theological Seminary in Madurai, South India and dean of the women's studies department, discussed the arcane topic and subject of the book she is writing, “Mary Magdalene, the Ascetic Mystic: Gender Sexuality Conundrums.”
Musk vs. Leftist Hatred of Free Speech
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.28.22
The ugly truth about leftists is that their desire for freedom extends only to members of the hive. Only worker bees enslaved to the drag Queen should be permitted to speak in the virtual public square. If Americans didn’t realize...
Tomorrow Schools Promote Sexual Disorderedness (and Racism)
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.21.22
Spring is here and the purportedly silenced “LGBTQQAP” students are once again hijacking instructional time in middle and high schools for their political stunt called the Day of Silence (DOS), which this year takes place tomorrow, April 22, 2022. On this day, students are urged to refuse to speak all day, including during instructional time.
Hatred Animates the Left
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.20.22
As we head into the next presidential campaign season, it would serve us well to remember how leftist hatred and the lies they created to serve their hatred have caused ordinary Americans to suffer. Leftist hatred of former President Trump...
Ideologically Grooming Kids in Schools
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.15.22
Parents, grandparents and Christian leaders must understand how morally and intellectually unmoored activists are corrupting our children. Many of these activists are teaching our children in our government schools. They propagandize in many ways, including through literature, direct instruction, and demagoguery. They propagate highly controversial beliefs without telling young students that the “explanations” are controversial, disputed, pagan-based, and devoid of scientific support.
Biden the Unity President Divides Again
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.12.22
Recently, America’s foolish president issued a foolish Transgender Day of Visibility Proclamation in which he pledged support for a bill that will jeopardize First Amendment religious free exercise and speech protections for conservative Americans. In his Proclamation, Biden also called...
Dr. Leithart: What is the Theopolis Institute?
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.09.22
In Part 5 of IFI’s interview with theologian Dr. Peter Leithart, Pastor Derek Buikema asks him to explain what the Theopolis Institute, which Dr. Leithart co-founded, is. In this brief segment, Dr. Leithart shares the ultimate goal of the Theopolis Institute and what is needed by the church to attain it.
Illinois Educational Conference Invites Weirdo to Speak
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.07.22
The Illinois Chapter of the Association for the Supervision of Curriculum Development (ASCD) is sponsoring its annual Pre-K and Kindergarten Conference next week in Schaumburg, Illinois. One of their scheduled speakers was Tell Williams IV, an openly homosexual, faux-married pre-K teacher at a private school in a Philadelphia suburb. According to Real Time Michiana, in between preparing his lessons for preschoolers, Williams posts pornographic videos of himself on the adults-only, subscription website Only Fans. Real Time Michiana reports,
Laurie Higgins
Cultural Affairs Writer
Laurie Higgins

Laurie Higgins became the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Affairs Writer in the fall of 2008. Prior to working for the IFI, Laurie worked full-time for eight years in Deerfield High School’s writing center in Deerfield, Illinois.

Her cultural commentaries have been carried on a number of pro-family websites nationally and internationally, and Laurie has appeared on numerous radio programs across the country. In addition, Laurie has spoken at the Council for National Policy and educational conferences sponsored by the Constitutional Coalition.

She has been married to her husband for forty-four years, and they have four grown children and ten grandchildren.

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