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Laurie’s Chinwags are podcasts of her articles and are part of our new effort to provide IFI subscribers with another way to access information and ideas. We will be making these podcasts available for her new articles as well as select articles from the past on topics of pressing importance. The primary focus of these podcasts is sexuality, particularly how leftist views of sexuality harm the public good.


Laurie examines the flaws in the specious secular arguments used to normalize homosexuality and “gender” confusion and which confuse, deceive, and even persuade Americans. She looks at how these flawed arguments harm individuals, families, marriage, and education. We call these discussions “chinwags” in the hope that listeners will figuratively chat with Laurie as they listen and later will literally chat with neighbors, co-workers, lawmakers, church leaders, friends, and family members on these topics.

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12.14.18
In stunning semi-secretive decisions motivated by fear of religious persecution, the boards of two major evangelical organizations, the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and Christian Council of Colleges and Universities (CCCU), voted to pass motions that represent an unacceptable compromise...
12.06.18
Publicity-hound in sheep’s clothing, Nadia Bolz-Weber, former pastor of a fake church in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) denomination, is in the news again. Last August, Bolz-Weber made the news by proclaiming that “consumption of pornography” shouldn’t be...
12.04.18
The New York Times has published an opinion piece by another young man who seeks to pass as a woman. Sophist Parker Marie Molloy tries futilely to mask the incoherence of his argument, which is that banning words that passers...
12.01.18
Do you want to know what motivates and animates our “Social Justice Warriors”? Well, I know you know it’s not really justice—one of the buzzwords often blathered by our warriors—because justice depends on absolute standards by which to determine the...
11.29.18
A painfully honest and disturbing editorial by Duke University PhD candidate Andrea Long Chu, a young man who longs to be a woman, recently appeared in the New York Times. Chu’s central thesis is that gender-dysphoric persons are entitled to...
11.28.18
“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be...
11.16.18
Chasco Middle School in Port Richey, Florida did what many presumptuous and foolish k-12 schools around the country are doing: The administration unilaterally decided to sexually integrate the boys’ locker room with no notification to either the boys or their...
11.14.18
Perhaps you missed the disturbing news story about University of California Berkeley student Isabella Chow who was the only member of the 18-member student senate to abstain from voting in favor of a bill condemning President Donald Trump for the...
11.08.18
Some years ago I asked why, in light of the premises of the “trans” superstition, a 50-year-old man with Age Identity Disorder (AID) who identifies as a 17-year-old, has had “medically necessary” face and knee lifts, takes Human Growth Hormone,...
11.01.18
We’re foolish if we ignore what’s going on in schools in other states, because cancerous ideas metastasize especially among change-agents who use their taxpayer-funded positions to indoctrinate other people’s children. And boy oh boy did change-agents in Rocky Top Middle...
10.23.18
The New York Times reached a new low in silliness, ignorance, and alarmism—or would that be new high—with this headline on Sunday: “‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration.” What this silly, ignorant, alarmist headline is referring...
10.19.18
Despite a lack of evidence proving the safety and efficacy of chemical and surgical interventions and social “transitioning” for those who experience gender dysphoria, “progressives” plow forward mutilating the healthy bodies and manipulating the psychology of minors who feel they...
10.09.18
Another invasion of children’s privacy and another attack on parents who object to their children’s privacy being invaded has taken place, this time at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, Illinois. Without any notification to parents whose children’s privacy in restrooms...
10.01.18
The recently released policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in support of chemical and surgical interventions for children and teens who experience gender dysphoria, or who falsely believe they are the sex they are not, or who...
09.25.18
September 23-29 is the ominously and inaccurately named Banned Books Week (this is my font choice) established by the “book-banning” American Library Association (ALA) to suggest that book banning is prevalent in America and very scary. Although the ALA named...
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