Articles by Laurie Higgins
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...
When Worldviews Collide
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.22.19
During Holy week, a manifestly unholy thing was revealed about actress Charlize Theron. It was revealed that she’s pretending along with her 7-year-old son Jackson that he is a girl. Theron permits him to dress in distinctly female clothes, wear...
Notre Dame and a Brief Lament for Western Civilization
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.19.19
Even many who are little disposed to viewing life’s vicissitudes symbolically found themselves wondering about the meaning of the inferno that consumed much of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris during Holy Week. What does the gutting of this magnificent architectural symbol of man’s adoration of the Creator of all things beautiful signify?
Opposition to “Trans” Ideology Grows
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.12.19
The God-rejecting, science-denying, incoherent “trans” ideology lurches on destroying lives, aided and abetted by ignorant people like Illinois’ Governor J.B. Pritzker who is using an administrative rule to force Illinoisans to pay for “gender reassignment” surgery and risky cross-sex hormone-doping...
Left-Wing Partisans File Stunning Resolution Against Illinois Family
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.01.19
Illinois is morally, fiscally, and intellectually bankrupt, and you know what some lawmakers in swampy Springfield are doing with their time and taxpayers’ money? They’ve crafted a stunning resolution titled “Illinois Family Action-Hate Speech” (HJR 55) condemning Illinois Family Action (IFA) and Illinois Family Institute (IFI), falsely accusing us of bigotry and engaging in “hate speech” because in two articles we compared the abortion holocaust to the Nazi Holocaust.
What the World Needs Now is Some Conservative Civil Disobedience
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.22.19
Arguably, the most tyrannical, divisive, hateful, destructive political movement in the country will once again urge children and teens to disrupt government schools for an entire day on Friday April 12, 2019. And for the 23rd year in row, spineless Christians will take it on the chin. They tolerate the intolerable—not for principled reasons—but out of cowardice. 
Illinois Lawmakers Advance K-12  “LGBT” Indoctrination Bill
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.06.19
“Progressives,” also known as cultural regressives, have long had their sights on the hearts, minds, and bodies of other people’s children. Now that they control Big Government schools, regressives can control the ideas to which children are exposed. And boy, oh, boy are regressive Illinois lawmakers going for broke—morally speaking. They’ve already achieved fiscal bankruptcy.
Formerly “Trans” Young Women Speak Out
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.04.19
On February 26, the website Public Discourse published an article that includes the harrowing accounts of five mothers—one of whom is a lifelong Democrat, another a lesbian—whose daughters experienced Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD). These mothers are certain that the culture, including the professional mental health community, physicians, schools, peer socialization, and social media, are providing a distorted lens through which girls are viewing and misinterpreting discomfort and confusion that results from factors like trauma and pre-existing medical conditions, leading them to believe suddenly that they are, in reality, boys. One of the mothers writes:...
Shocking Information About Illinois Medicaid and Pregnant Women
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.03.19
Maybe everyone knew this but me. If not, you better be sitting down for this one. Though not required by law, Illinois provides a program of benefits called Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility(MPE). MPE “offers immediate, temporary coverage for outpatient healthcare for...
“Trans” Worldview Conference: Information You Need
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.26.19
This warning delivered by the prophet Hosea is true not only regarding knowledge of God’s existence, nature, and redemptive purposes but also regarding knowledge of the world in which we live and move and have our being. Right now, the...
Liberals to Make Illinois a Slaughterhouse Extraordinaire
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.25.19
To fulfill Governor J.B. Pritzker’s dream to make Illinois a slaughterhouse extraordinaire and the abortion mecca of the Midwest, that ever-reliable instigator of moral mayhem, State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago), has sponsored a bill that would put a twinkle in...
Tampons in Boys’ Bathrooms in Illinois Public Schools
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.19.19
A sure sign that leftist lawmakers in Springfield are obsessively driven by the desire to use government money and power to advance an absurd, science-denying ideology is House Bill 922  sponsored by State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) that, if...
U.S. Senator Cory Booker’s Religious Test for Judicial Nominee
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.05.19
The intellectually incoherent U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) sought to apply an unconstitutional religious test for office today when interrogating nominee to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Neomi Rao. Perhaps hoping everyone listening were idiots, he first attempted an indirect tactic by asking her this irrelevant question, the answer to which is none of his business: “Are gay relationships in your opinion immoral?”
A True Tale of the Facebook Overlords
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.04.19
In a pre-dawn raid on January 27, with virtual guns a'blazing, countless faceless Facebook  Overlords scooped me up and threw me in the slammer. The indictment charged me with "violation of community standards"—very peculiar standards, as I came to learn. More on that later. The Overlords’ sentence: 3 days in the hole, and the threat of exile to a secret penal colony in Australia.
Virginia Lawmaker Wants to Make Child Sacrifice Easier
By Laurie Higgins   |   01.31.19
Nothing screams “nasty woman” quite like Virginia lawmaker Kathy Tran’s cold-blooded bill that would legalize de facto infanticide. When asked if her bill would allow the slaughter of a full-term baby during labor, she was forced to publicly admit that it would.
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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