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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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02.19.17
The controversy over a mandatory all-school, all-day Leftist seminar on “racial civil rights” at New Trier High School on Chicago’s North Shore continues to intensify. It has now become a national story with Peter Berkowitz, senior fellow with Stanford University’s...
02.16.17
On Monday, I wrote about World Hijab Day during which non-Muslim teachers in public schools adopted the religious practice of hijab, wearing the head covering that some Muslim women wear voluntarily and some are coerced into wearing. Hijab is a...
02.13.17
February 1, 2013 marked the first annual World Hijab Day, which was started by Nazma Khan, who emigrated from Bangladesh to the U.S. when she was 11-years-old. “Social activist” Khan tells her story of being called “Batman” and “ninja”...
02.05.17
Surprise, surprise, liberal administrators and community members oppose and censor conservative viewpoints at a public school. A controversy has been percolating in the affluent communities served by New Trier High School on Chicago’s North Shore. It’s a controversy that has...
02.03.17
Equality Illinois, Illinois’ most prominent cheerleader for all things sexually deviant—especially doctrinaire and destructive legislation—is cheering the reintroduction of a bill that will make it even easier for gender-dysphoric persons to have their birth certificates legally falsified. Read more HERE....
02.01.17
For decades the Left has embarked on a science- and morality-defying quest to advance a sexuality ideology that undermines human flourishing. There is no better illustration of that than the radical “trans”-formation of America with regard to “transgenderism.” Read more...
01.26.17
Let’s see, Planned Parenthood provides age-inappropriate, Leftist dogma packaged as sex “education” to children and kills incipient human life in the womb. Moreover, no Planned Parenthood performs mammograms, and very, very few offer prenatal care. And yet Planned Parenthood is...
01.25.17
The pro-life organization Live Action has just released a bombshell video that darn well better be the nail in the coffin of Planned Parenthood—a coffin brimming with baby corpses…  Of the 97 Planned Parenthood facilities Live Action contacted, only 5...
01.23.17
A blaring, front-page headline in the Chicago Tribune about the women’s march for death and deviant sexuality marred the Sunday morning of many Illinoisans—once again justifying the subterranean position the mainstream press occupies in the view of many Americans. Read...
01.20.17
Last week President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address. Aside from his lovely tribute to his family, there were more than a few portions of his address that raised eyebrows, hackles, and dander. Read more HERE....
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