Articles by Laurie Higgins
U.S. Senator Hawley Lambastes SCOTUS Activism
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.17.20
In a blistering must-see address on the U.S. Senate floor, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), the youngest member of the U.S. Senate, condemned Justice Neil Gorsuch’s opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia. Writing for the Majority, Gorsuch essentially legislated from the bench, changing duly passed federal law with far-reaching and destructive consequences for all Americans, especially religious Americans.
Shocking SCOTUS Decision Shockingly Written by Gorsuch
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.15.20
In a shocking U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch voted with the axis of evil—that is, with Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor. In Bostock v. Clayton County,...
Nauseating Performative Acts by Celebrity Racists
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.12.20
I had awarded Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey the award for Most Cringeworthy Performative Act/photo op of 2020 for his fake body-wracking sobbing while kneeling at George Floyd’s casket. Frey’s performative act/photo op topped even that of the genuflecting congressional thespians adorned in culturally appropriated African kente-clothe scarves led by prayer warrior Nancy Pelosi.
Drew Brees, the Mob, and the Poisonous Doctrine of Collective Guilt
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.09.20
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, a committed Christian, and, before last week, deeply admired and liked by people of all colors and no color, committed an almost unforgivable sin. He said this in response to a specific question about athletes kneeling during the national anthem:
Because Black, Red, Yellow, Brown, and White Lives Matter, Let’s Help Them
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.04.20
Black lives do matter, but not because they’re black—which, as “progressives” continually tell us—is just a social construct. Black lives matter not because of the color of their skin but because they are human lives created in the image and likeness of God and endowed by God with unalienable, intrinsic rights.
Jared Kushner: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Hovering Too Near Trump
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.02.20
In an alarming May 24, 2020 article titled “Scoop: Inside the Secret Talks to Overhaul the GOP Platform,” published by Axios, political reporter Jonathan Swan exposed the behind-the-scenes efforts of the socially liberal son-in-law of President Trump, Jared Kushner, to...
Controversial Documentary Profiles Unstable Norma McCorvey
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.21.20
A controversial documentary on FX titled "AKA Jane Roe" in which Norma McCorvey—the "Jane Roe" from the infamous SCOTUS case Roe v. Wade—makes a shocking deathbed confession. According to one source, the troubled McCorvey “admits that her later turn to the anti-abortion camp as a born-again Christian was ‘all an act.’” But can McCorvey be believed? And what does her past involvement with anti-life leftists reveal about both her and them?
Judge Commands ADF to Use “Trans” Term
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.12.20
In February the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit on behalf of three members of girls’ high school track and field teams in three different Connecticut high schools, claiming that the girls’ rights are being violated by the schools allowing biological boys who pretend to be girls to participate on the girls’ teams. Controversial U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny ordered ADF attorneys to refer to the boys as “transgender females,” describing ADF's use of the term “males” as bullying.
Dr. Wayne Grudem: Biblical Values Are the Solution to World Poverty
By Laurie Higgins   |   05.11.20
At the Illinois Family Institute’s 2016 Worldview Conference, theologian Dr. Wayne Grudem discussed the book he co-wrote with economist Dr. Barry Asmus titled The Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution, which examines the reasons for poverty and the reasons for...
This American Life of Sexual Perversity
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.27.20
There is a new reality makeover show on The Learning Channel (TLC) titled Dragnificent in which four men who impersonate women (also known as “drag queens”) travel the country exploiting the desire of humans to grasp the cheap brass ring:...
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...
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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