Articles by Laurie Higgins
Stacey Abrams Wore Her Tin-Foil Hat in Public
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.30.22
Science-denier, election-denier, presidential-wannabe, softcore porn writer, and conspiracy-theorist nonpareil Stacey Abrams thinks Americans are not only deplorable but gullible. Last week she startled the nation with this pronouncement: "There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks. It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body."
State University Honors Pervert
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.26.22
On September 9, 2022, Indiana University (IU) issued a press release announcing that in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Kinsey Institute, the university has installed a life-size bronze statue of entomologist and pervert extraordinaire Alfred C. Kinsey after whom the Kinsey Institute is named.
Dr. Carl Trueman: How Have Evangelicals Given in to Expressive Individualism?
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.22.22
In his interview with Dr. Carl Trueman for Illinois Family Institute, Pastor Derek Buikema asked how Christians may be inadvertently capitulating to “expressive individualism.”
School Administrators Support Teacher with Fetish
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.21.22
By now many Americans have heard of the male shop teacher in Ontario, Canada who sports mammoth mammaries with erect nipples in skintight tops to class. The mentally ill and morally degenerate teacher goes by his new name, Kayla Lemieux, and he now sashays around school in a drag queen-like costume with wig, womanface, and women’s clothes. It is a grotesque and insulting caricature of women and surely a fetish.
How to Make Immorality Unjudge-able: Redefine Identity
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.15.22
Sexual libertines long sought to transform cultural disapproval of homoeroticism into approval, and one way they pursued this goal was to co-opt the fight of blacks for racial equality. Hence, they pursued the inclusion of homosexuality (and now “gender identity”) in anti-discrimination law. To that end, sexual libertines relentlessly compared those two groups (i.e., blacks and homosexuals) who had been historically mistreated, suggesting without proving that since blacks have been stigmatized and mistreated and homosexuals have been stigmatized and mistreated, the two conditions are ontologically the same and must be thought of and treated in all contexts as identical.
Illinoisans Beware: Leftist SAFE-T for Criminals Act Takes Effect Jan 2023
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.14.22
Leftists, practiced at the art of deception, do not care about anyone who lives in America. They care about one thing: maintaining power at all costs. And they think catering to criminals will achieve that goal. The most controversial provision of this 763-word behemoth that was passed in the middle of the night, takes effect on Jan. 1, 2023 and is just now receiving its overdue public outcry.
Evanston Follows “Trans” Cultism & Equity Logic to Their Indecent End
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.09.22
The Human Services Committee of Evanston City Council recently voted unanimously to send Alderman Devon Reid’s proposed ordinance to allow women to go topless in “all public places” to the “Equity and Empowerment Committee.” Reid wants his proposed ordinance reviewed over concerns that “it excluded the transgender community.” How?!?! Well, apparently, some objected to the ordinance’s “gender binary” language. Evanston sex-deniers cannot tolerate any public acknowledgment that the human species is a sex-binary species.
Does the Bible Mandate Nice Language When Condemning Evil?
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.06.22
While their sanctimonious and empty proclamations of fealty to inclusivity, love, tolerance, unity, autonomy, freedom, and diversity echo systemically throughout American institutions, leftists reveal their inky underbellies rotted with hypocrisy and depravity when they screech hater and hurl death wishes at Christians who dare to disagree boldly with critical race theory or evil ideas related to sexuality.
Dark Lord Biden’s “Soul of the Nation” Speech
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.03.22
Biden began his speech by extolling the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution as the “rock upon which this nation is built. They are how we became the greatest nation on Earth. They are why, for more than two centuries, America has been a beacon to the world.” But then his dark side flickered to life...
Who Are the Semi-Fascists?
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.02.22
Days ago at a private fundraiser, our semi-pervy, semi-senile semi-president said that “not just Trump” but “the entire philosophy that underpins”—well, that’s where it gets a bit fuzzy, since our semi-articulate president broke off his semi-thought for a semi-moment as is his practice. When Biden-the-Unifier regained consciousness, he described “the entire philosophy that underpins”—presumably support for Trump—as “semi-fascism”...
Lincoln Park Zoo and Paramount School of the Arts Drag Children Down
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.31.22
Just eight years ago, drag queens were a smallish plague found only in weird clubs catering to weird adults with weird “entertainment” tastes. Then lesbian/unfit mother Michelle Tea's darkened mind spawned a dark idea that she mistook for a brilliant one: drag queen story hours for preschoolers at public libraries. The dark idea has swept the nation in a movement that only a father of lies could love. And now it’s landed in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, giving new meaning to the zoo’s motto: “Lincoln Park Zoo. For Wildlife. For All.”
Public School Teachers Have Become Deceitful, Depraved Dogmatists
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.25.22
Perhaps you missed the story about a Naperville, Illinois elementary school where third-grade teacher, Nicholas Cosme, a 25-year-old man who “paints his nails like a woman does—and is teaching eight-year-old boys” in his class at Elmwood Elementary School to do likewise... And to top it off, he read to his young students the picture book My Shadow is Pink, in which “a young boy who likes to wear dresses inspires his father to also wear a dress.”
Dr. Carl Trueman: Are We Living in Unprecedented Times?
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.22.22
Derek Buikema, lead pastor of Orland Park Christian Reformed Church in Orland Park, Illinois interviewed one of the most influential Christian thinkers in America today, Grove City College Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies Carl Trueman, for Illinois Family Institute.... In this second part of Pastor Buikema’s interview, Dr. Trueman confirms the sense many people have that we truly are living in “unprecedented times,” and explores the reasons why this historical moment is unprecedented.
Facebook Meme-Slayers Target IRS Memes
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.18.22
On Tuesday, August 16, I discovered that the Facebook Overlords had “fact-checked,” not one, not two, but three of the satirical memes I had posted over the past four days on my personal page. All of the memes satirized Biden’s proposed 87,000-member Schutzstaffel: the IRSS. This is a sure sign that Dems are quaking in their jackboots about how much the public hates their Inflation Reduction Act that spends buckets of hard-earned ducats on more bureaucrats, whose job will be to squeeze more money from Americans.
Dr. Carl Trueman: How Did We Get Here?
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.13.22
IFI was blessed to be able to interview Grove City College professor of biblical and religious studies and author of The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution Dr. Carl Trueman last fall when he was the keynote speaker at the annual Touchstone Conference... His landmark book has been lauded by cultural critics from Rod Dreher to Ben Shapiro to Al Mohler.
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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