Articles by Laurie Higgins
Leftists Have Intolerance and Bigotry All Wrong
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.12.19
In light of being accused of “intolerance” and “bigotry” on IFI’s Facebook page by purportedly tolerant and unbigoted “progressives,” I think some clarification of the meaning of tolerance and bigotry is in order. And while I’m at it, I’ll say...
Leftist Government Employee Calls IFI Divisive Promoter of Christian Sharia Law
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.10.19
I recently had a Facebook debate with Leftist government employee (is that redundant?) Jeffery Moore, Senior Department Coordinator at Illinois Housing Development Authority. Moore alleges that I and the Illinois Family Institute are divisive, unloving, un-Christlike advocates for “Christian sharia law.” Wowzer. I felt a response was in order, so here’s how it went down.
News You May Have Missed
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.08.19
Barbarous body snatchers calling themselves "doctors" don't harvest just the parts of recently killed tiny humans. They also harvest them even while tiny humans yet live. One such "doctor" is Jörg C. Gerlach about whose work in harvesting livers from babies between 18-22 weeks gestation David Daleiden wrote in an essay published by the Washington Examiner on June 7 and excerpted here:
Clowns to the Left of Dale Righter in Springfield
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.06.19
You must watch 8 gut-busting minutes of one floor “debate” that took place recently in the Springfield swamp. Then when you’ve caught your breath and dried those tears of laughter, take a moment to dash off a thank you to...
Actress Ellen Page, Catholic-in-Name-Only Stephen Colbert & Marriage
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.05.19
Lesbian actress Ellen Page just posted an Instagram photo of her and her “wife” topless and kissing in honor of LGBTQ “pride” month, providing symbolic evidence that the cultural movement to normalize homoeroticism is chiefly about sex—not love—at least not...
Chicago Tribune Promotes Destructive Deviance–Again
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.01.19
On Thursday Heidi Stevens, the Chicago Tribune’s foolish lifestyle writer, wrote in glowing terms about a noxious new Gillette razor ad that features “trans” -activist “Samson” Bonkabantu Brown, a young woman who pretends to be a young man, getting a...
Outrageous Acts of IL House Progressives to Pass Kill-Babies-Bill
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.29.19
This afternoon, the Illinois House of Representatives voted 64-50 (with 4 voting present) to pass abortion expansion (SB 25) in our state. "Pro-choice" lawmakers proudly and boldly championing baby slaughter in the name of women's so-called "health."
Progressives Seek to Rush Human Slaughter Bill Through House
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.24.19
With a cringe-worthy, faux-earnest expression, State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) explained at Thursday's press conference to promote her radical abortion bill the meaning of the necklace she prominently wore—a necklace adorned with a coat hanger:
Letter Exposes Bigoted, Anti-Liberty and Anti-Life Attitudes of Leftists
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.21.19
How does opposition to human slaughter—including the slaughter of about 440,000 female humans annually—constitute "contempt and misogynistic views toward women"? And are the 36% of women who oppose abortion in "all or most cases" as revealed in a Pew Forum poll guilty of contempt for women and misogyny? Frank asked why "so many white Republican male legislators willfully rule that women carry a fetus to full term in cases of rape or incest." That's an easy-peasy question to answer...
Some Leftist Thoughts for Leftists About Roe v. Wade
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.20.19
Staci Fox, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia said this about the Alabama ban on human slaughter: “[T]hese laws are unconstitutional and they [pro-life advocates] don’t care.” It’s remarkable that the Founding Fathers managed to...
Banning Christianity: U.S. House Passes Faux-Equality Act
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.17.19
The U.S. House of Representatives just passed the disastrous and dishonestly titled Equality Act that if passed into law will not merely gut First Amendment protections but effectively ban Christianity and any other religions that teach that homoerotic acts and cross-sex impersonation are immoral.This proposal (H.R. 5) passed Friday afternoon by a vote of 236 to 173 (with 23 not voting). The Illinois Congressional delegation voted along party lines.
AOC’s Stupid Abortion Comments
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.17.19
Following the vote in Alabama to ban all abortions except in pregnancies that threaten the life of the mother, U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) used her Twitter account to complain that abortion bans are about “owning women” and religious Americans’ efforts to “outlaw sex” they don’t approve of...
Unhinged Anti-Life State Rep. Harasses Elderly Pro-life Woman Outside Planned Parenthood
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.07.19
Before you watch the video below, get yourself a bucket into which you can spit those nails.This video was taken by unhinged, self-righteous, virtue-signaling, illogical, morally vacuous, anti-Catholic, homosexual activist Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) while for over eight minutes, he harasses an elderly woman who is praying the rosary in front of a Planned Parenthood abattoir, repeatedly calling her actions shameful, disgusting, and grotesque.
Should Christians Approve of Homosexuals Adopting?
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.29.19
Recently, another purportedly Christian child welfare agency abandoned its commitments to Christ by agreeing to place children in the homes of people who affirm that which God detests. Faced with an ACLU lawsuit, Bethany Christian Services (BCS) in Michigan has...
The Criminalization of Christianity
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.24.19
On May 4, Australian rugby star Israel Folau, who was expected to play at the World Cup this fall, will come before a three-member panel of Rugby Australia following his firing by the organization for allegedly committing “a high-level breach...
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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