Articles by Laurie Higgins
Harvard Law Professor Wants to Ban Homeschooling
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.22.20
An article written by freelance writer Erin O’Donnell and published in Harvard Magazine has justifiably gone viral among the diverse homeschooling communities operating in the United States—for the moment the freest nation in the world. The article, titled “The ...
Leftists Say Freely Choosing Feticide Is Now Non-Elective
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.20.20
There’s nothing quite like a crisis to bring out the best in people. There’s also nothing quite like a crisis to bring out the worst in people. Case in point, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer’s idiotic defense of prohibiting doctors from...
Exploiting a Pandemic to Ban Church
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.13.20
Big Brother—er, I mean—the Mendocino County, California Health Department has issued an Order mandating the following for streaming church services. This Order applies to streaming church services even if “Only four individuals" are present and they observe the social-distancing requirements that include the following:
Ideologically Grooming Kids Through Storytelling
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.07.20
Still don’t believe sexual anarchists are coming for the hearts and minds of the nation’s children? Well, check out this just-released book published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin books, and geared toward children 10 and older: Middle School’s a Drag, You Better Werk Harder!, a book the publishers describe as a “hilarious, heartfelt story,” “full of laughs, sass, and hijinks” that “shows that with a little effort and a lot of love, anything is possible.”
Dr. Robert A.J. Gagnon: Is “LGBTQ” Pressure Beginning to Crack the Evangelical House?
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.03.20
Our season of sheltering-in-place provides the ideal opportunity to prepare for the next season when we will re-engage in the public square. One of our responsibilities as Christians is to help foster an environment in which truth prevails and families...
With Lethal Words, Abortion Apologists Attempt New Cover-Ups
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.21.20
Euphemistic language is an essential tool of all efforts to promote evil as good. Watch anti-life, anti-woman, anti-human-rights "feminist" Sophie Lewis defend human slaughter through such absurd language-torturing that it would be comical if it weren't serving such an evil end.
The Rise of Homosexual Family Madness
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.20.20
A British man now living in Florida who freely chooses to be in a type of erotic union that is by design sterile believes it is his right to create children who will have no connection to their mothers and no certainty about who their father is. Here is his morally repugnant, convoluted story.
Female-Impersonating “Teacher” Uses Girls’ Restroom
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.18.20
Mark Vincent Busenbark, a middle-aged man with a cross-dressing alter ego he calls Vica Steel, has been creating intellectual and moral havoc in Frank Allis Elementary School in Madison, Wisconsin for a year. Last school year, Busenbark, a science teacher,...
Dr. Allan Carlson: What Can America Learn From Other Christian Politics?
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.13.20
Between the increasingly bitter political divisions, intensifying anti-Christian hostility, and coronaviral pandemic, it is becoming challenging to feel hopeful. But there are many reasons for Christians to feel hopeful. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal...
The “LGB” and “T” Mobs Unleash the Morality-Phobic Monster
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.11.20
If you haven’t been called it yet, surely, you’ve heard it: the ubiquitous epithet “transphobe.” It’s the evil spawn of “homophobe.” I don’t mean those accused of being “transphobes” are evil spawns of “homophobes.” I mean the term “transphobe” is the evil spawn of the spurious term “homophobe.” In a recent opinion piece in the New York Times, British writer...
Parental Rights Usurpers in Springfield Aren’t Done with Our Children Yet
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.02.20
Last month, two terrible bills were introduced to amend Illinois’ already offensive comprehensive sex ed law. Then, last week, the so-called "Responsible Education Adolescent and Children's Health" (REACH) Act was introduced. It is heartily endorsed by Planned Parenthood of Illinois and by Illinois' premiere "LBGT" activist organization, Equality Illinois, which should tell you everything you need to know about it.
Rod Dreher: Should Christians Ever Get Angry?
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.28.20
In this, IFI’s final excerpt from the outstanding interview Derek Buikema, pastor of Orland Park Christian Reformed Church, conducted with Benedict Option author and blogger at the American Conservative, Rod Dreher, they discuss the critically important issue of anger. Pastor...
Rod Dreher: How do Christian Colleges Stay Faithful?
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.21.20
In Part 6 of Pastor Derek Buikema’s interview with Rod Dreher, author of The Benedict Option and blogger at American Conservative, Pastor Derek asks how Christian colleges can stay faithful to Christ. Rod’s edifying, inspiring, and convicting response encompasses far more than suggestions for Christian colleges. He offers a vision...
Illinois Lawmakers Propose Bill Mandating HPV Vaccine for ALL Children
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.14.20
Illinois’ lesbian lawmaker Kelly Cassidy, arch nemesis of the good, the true, and the beautiful and creator of the worst legislation (e.g., the barbaric Baby Snuff Law) to come out of the fetid swamp in Springfield, and her collaborator...
Rod Dreher: How Should We Create Communities?
By Laurie Higgins   |   02.14.20
In Part V of Pastor Derek Buikema’s interview with Benedict Option author Rod Dreher, Pastor Derek asks what communities that seek to cultivate a deep and abiding faith within our increasingly anti-Christian culture will or should look like. Rod explains that there is no formula and that different cultural milieus will produce different kinds of communities. He shares what one such community looks like and looks forward to seeing what kinds of diverse communities will develop.

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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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