Articles by Laurie Higgins
Conversation Between Pastors Doug Wilson and Derek Buikema on the “Trans” Ideology
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.30.19
Illinois Family Institute is urging our readers to watch and share this critically important conversation between Pastor Doug Wilson and Pastor Derek Buikema on the science-denying, anti-Christian “trans”-ideology. Doug Wilson is the pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho; theologian;...
Pritzker’s Plans to “Trans” Schools
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.24.19
Former Illinois state senator Daniel Biss recently guest-hosted a culturally regressive radio program titled “Live, Local & Progressive” in which he sought to draw attention to yet another God-forsaken executive order (2019-11) from Illinois’ morally bankrupt governor, J.B....
Illinois Gov. Pritzker’s Top Priority: Dead Babies
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.22.19
In response to the Trump Administration’s effort to ensure federal money is not used in ways that violate federal law, Illinois’ morally repugnant governor, J.B. Pritzker, is now refusing all federal grant money to family planning centers that serve low-income women. Instead, he’s taking an estimated $2.4 million of taxpayer dollars from the underfunded Department of Health to give to Planned Parenthood facilities so they can continue their bloody business. That’s $2.4 million for just the remaining months of the fiscal year. And this on top of the $18.6 million PP received “from state taxpayers between 2009 and 2017.”
A Mythological Woman & His Hirsute Dojigger
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.20.19
The "trans" cult argues that biological sex is unimportant and always in every context and activity subordinate to "gender identity," which is constituted by subjective, internal feelings about one's "maleness" or "femaleness." In the "trans" mythology, "gender identity" has nothing to do with biological sex. Therefore, a human with XY chromosomes and a natal penis can be a woman if he so conceives himself to be. If he dreams it, he is she. No need to get rid of any appendages...
Planned Parenthood and the “Trans” Cult
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.18.19
As many have heard, Planned Feticide (known euphemistically as Planned Parenthood) just gave the heave-ho to Dr. Leana Wen as its president. One of the reasons for the unceremonious dumping of Wen after only 8 months on the job is reportedly that she was disinclined to use politically correct language for people who pretend to be the sex they are not and never can be. Perhaps recently elected member of the Planned Parenthood National Board of Directors "Meghan" Stabler—who was elected six months after Wen’s appointment—had a little sumpin' sumpin' to do with that.
Wait Till You See What the National Education Association Is Up To
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.16.19
The first weekend in July, the National Education Association (NEA) held its annual Representative Assembly in Houston, an assembly consisting of “nearly 7,000 delegates.” The National Education Association is a “progressive” political activist organization that masquerades—er, I mean, identifies as an educational organization. The NEA’s Code of Ethics says, among other things, this:
Strange Bedfellows: Illegal Immigrants & America-Hating “Social Justice Warriors”
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.15.19
On Friday July 12, pro-illegal immigration supporters protesting outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility pulled down the American flag and replaced it with the Mexican flag. Throughout America’s history, our flag has flown as a symbol of...
Public Nudity and Other Assaults on Decency
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.11.19
Attacks on the virtue of modesty are everywhere and include the easy availability of porn; plays, movies, network television shows, and streaming shows; fashion magazines; and advertising. Too often overlooked are the in-your-face assaults on public decency in our communities. Today, in ascending order of offensiveness and importance we’ll look at five attacks on public decency that receive too little attention: 1. The annual No Pants Subway Ride, 2. The annual World Naked Bike Ride, 3. Shame parades, 4. The promotion of female toplessness, and 5. The “trans”-cultic revolution.
In Quest to Normalize Polyamory American Psychological Association Loses All Credibility
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.08.19
No one with an iota of integrity, a morsel of morality, or a pittance of professionalism should ever cite the American Psychological Association (APA) again. Why not, you may be wondering. Well, the APA has a special area called Division 44 (kind of like Nevada’s Area 51). Division 44 is also called “The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (SPSOGD).” Division 44 was founded “in 1985 by a group of pioneering LGB psychologists and their allies,” and one of its primary purposes is to “promote the development and delivery of affirmative psychological services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender nonconforming and queer people.” In the service of this purpose, last year Division 44...
Bigot Bezos and Amazon Ban Book on Reparative Therapy
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.05.19
You’ve probably heard homosexual activists and “trans”-cultists mock the idea that Christians in First World countries are or ever will be persecuted. Well, here’s a news item direct from the expanding “That is NOT persecution” file: Catholic clinical psychologist Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Sr.’s books on reparative therapy for those who experience unwanted same-sex attraction are now banned from Amazon.
Harming Children from Toddlerhood to Adulthood
By Laurie Higgins   |   07.02.19
Did you know it’s no longer culturally acceptable for girls to say they want to date only boys? And did you know it’s no longer acceptable for young men to say they want to marry only young women? Believing that the biological sex as revealed in anatomy of one’s romantic/sexual partners matters is now deemed hatefully “transphobic.” The ravenous, pro-“trans” behemoth smells the blood of children in our murky cultural waters and is hurtling toward them with blinding speed aided by the ignorance (perhaps willful) and cowardice of decent people—people who prefer not to hear about the grotesqueries the “trans” cult has in store for our little ones.
Explosive Exposé of Google’s Dark Underbelly
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.26.19
Everyone who’s conscious knows that Google, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are in the tank for “progressivism”—also known as “Cultural Regressivism that Undermines Decency” (CRUD). While the hive at Google manipulates its algorithms to hide information that regressives don’t like, Twitter,...
Torturing Language to Kill Humans
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.20.19
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:
Pritzker, Cassidy and Bush Celebrate Baby Snuff Bill
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.17.19
It’s official. Illinois is the now the most pernicious state in the country. Governor Jay “Baby Butchery Booster” Pritzker signed into law the Kill-Babies-Bill—euphemistically named the Reproductive Health Act—which has nothing to do with reproducing and nothing to do with...
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...
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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