Articles by Laurie Higgins
Do Christians Regularly Violate the Separation of Church and State?
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.15.21
Many Christians and non-Christians misunderstand the relationship between morality and religion. Many mistakenly believe that morality is the same thing as religion and, therefore, mistakenly believe that they should not advocate for policies that reflect their moral beliefs. But morals...
Indoctrinating from Cradle to College
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.09.21
Government schools in the cities and suburbs alike are unfit places to educate children. In the past week, school controversies in Illinois and California have exposed the unfitness of schools. First up, there was the story of woke third grade...
“Progressives” Say the Darndest Things About Killing Tiny Humans
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.07.21
For those who have been enjoying the waning days of summer away from news and social media, basking maskless by a refreshing body of water or hiking in a cool forest with a face as naked as a newborn babe’s,...
What Biden and Never-Trumpers Have Done
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.01.21
Yesterday, Joe Biden proclaimed the evacuation from Afghanistan an “extraordinary success” that was executed exactly the way “the mission was designed.” Meanwhile, the Taliban celebrated this extraordinary success, also known as the Taliban’s humiliation of the most powerful military in...
Teacher Wants Students to Pledge Allegiance to “LGBTQ” Flag
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.30.21
Remember when homosexuals lied through their teeth saying all they wanted was to be free to do what they wanted in the privacy of their bedrooms? Those were the days, my friend, the gullible thought they’d never end. But they...
The World Suffers Because of Myopic Leftist Rage
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.27.21
On November 7, 2020, four days after the General Election, a millennial friend who identifies as a Christian and is a devoted disciple of critical race theory and BLM posted this sacrilegious image on her Facebook page:
Science-Y Fiction on Masking
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.26.21
In their quest to restrict liberty, impose morality, and control culture, leftists who claim fealty to science—including soft, pseudo, semi, and specially selected science—often neglect to share all the science available. From “trans”-cultic practices to faux-comprehensive sex ed to Covid-19,...
Hobby Lobby Loses Right to Maintain Sex-Separate Bathrooms
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.20.21
An Illinois Appellate Court just ruled that Hobby Lobby violated the Illinois Human Rights Act by refusing to allow a male employee who masquerades as a woman and goes by the name of “Meggan Renee” Sommerville to use the women’s restroom. If this decision is not appealed and overturned, it will mean the end of sex-separated private spaces in all companies in Illinois, including stores and restaurants.
The Disastrous Biden Administration
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.17.21
With the disastrous Fall of Saigon Redux—that is, the Fall of Kabul—and the 2022 midterms fast approaching, it seems a good time for a cursory review of the past seven months of Joe Biden’s ill-fated presidency and of 2020 pre-presidential...
Letter in Daily Herald from D211’s Worst Board Member Kim Cavill
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.12.21
Last week, the Daily Herald published a deceptive and disingenuous letter from Kim Cavill, the worst school board member of the District 211 School Board, five of whose members—including Cavill—are being sued by an unjustly fired teacher. In her letter,...
The Shrinking AMA Wields Outsize Power
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.11.21
Here’s a statistic that may surprise many: It is estimated that less than 17% of U.S. doctors belong to the powerful leftist lobbying group, the American Medical Association (AMA). Remember that figure as you read on about the AMA’s role...
Warping Children’s Hearts and Minds
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.06.21
The contexts and materials “progressives” use to warp the hearts and minds of children on sexuality are far too numerous to list. The pro-homo/pro-sex-impersonation propaganda campaigns in government schools, publicly funded libraries, and children’s programming are both bold and ubiquitous....
Shocking Political Diatribe by Bio Teacher in Illinois High School
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.02.21
If anyone wonders why the calls for cameras in government school classrooms are increasing, read on, and as you read, imagine what would have happened if a teacher had delivered a comparable lecture expressing conservative instead of “progressive” opinions in...
The Worst School Board in Illinois Gets Sued
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.28.21
Two administrators and five school board members in District 211, the largest high school district in Illinois, are being sued by Judicial Watch on behalf of a teacher who was fired for expressing criticism of the 2020 BLM/Antifa insurrections that...
Porn Star Rightly Kicked Out of Conservative Political Event
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.23.21
Many self-identifying Republicans have no understanding of the term “conservatism.” Case in point, the recent kerfuffle that ensued when conservative leaders of the Turning Point USA organization rightfully revoked an invitation to porn star “Brandi Love” to attend the Student Action Summit as a VIP. Love was asked to leave the event intended for high school and college students after attendees found out what she does for a living. To be clear, Love, who self-identifies as “conservative,” is not a former porn star. She is a current porn star who heartily affirms pornography.
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 nine grandchildren.

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