Posts tagged: Laurie Higgins

SPOTLIGHT: A Christlike Response to Sexual Anarchy

Written by David E. Smith

Welcome to a special edition of Illinois Family Spotlight featuring IFI’s Cultural Analyst and self-described “accidental activist,” Laurie Higgins. In an address given at Grace Fellowship Church in the western suburbs, Laurie talks about what she feels is the most significant revolution in history – the Trans Revolution. She delineates the distinctions of biological sex, gender, gender identity, and cis-gender.

Laurie also discusses gender dysphoria, social contagion, desistance, detransitioning, and the controversial use of puberty blockers.… Continue Reading

“A Christlike Response to Sexual Anarchy” (Illinois Family Spotlight #111)

This edition of Spotlight features another talk by Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Analyst: Laurie Higgins. She speaks on the genesis of her involvement as a cultural activist; the importance of discriminating between the terms gender identity, gender roles, and cis-gender people; gender dysphoria in children and distributing puberty blockers to them; desistance and detransitioning; and the public eradication of sex differences for everybody everywhere.

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SPOTLIGHT: Is Marriage a Civil Right?

Written by David E. Smith

In this special edition of Illinois Family Spotlight, we are revisiting a timeless presentation regarding the definition of marriage. Today we’re broadcasting, for the first time, a keynote address that was given by Laurie Higgins, IFI’s Cultural Affairs writer, at Illinois Family Institute’s 2011 Marriage Symposium. While Mrs. Higgins’ speech was presented nearly seven years ago, her information and insights are as pertinent now as they were before the U.S.… Continue Reading

“Is Marriage A Civil Right?” (Illinois Family Spotlight #108)

Back to 2011. Today’s special edition of Spotlight features Laurie Higgins speaking at an IFI Marriage Symposium, she starts out reproving Christians for consistently showing up late to cultural battles, then Higgins debunks common liberal talking points about same-sex marriage that we must be able to dismantle.

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SPOTLIGHT: Springfield Rundown

Written by John Biver

Laurie Higgins joins Monte Larrick and Dave Smith to discuss the Illinois Senate’s approval of the ERA, and they also discuss the LGBTQIA history curriculum legislation currently in consideration in the Illinois General Assembly.

Can the ERA be stopped in Illinois now that it has passed the state senate? “Yes,” Laurie Higgins said, because the “ERA actually says nothing about women.” The language of the proposed amendment does signal, however, that it will eradicate abortion restrictions and it will end sex differentiation in private spaces.… Continue Reading

State Rep. Morrison: Vote for Jeanne Ives and Help Spread the Word!

Written by John Biver

A lot can be said in a matter of a couple of minutes as State Representative Tom Morrison demonstrates in this short video endorsing Jeanne Ives for governor.

Election day is this coming Tuesday,  and Ives is going to need every vote the pro-family community can help her get. Unlike so many primary races, this time conservatives have a genuine choice: genuine conservative Jeanne Ives or failed governor Bruce Rauner who has struck out on all 44 of his “turn around agenda” items and signed into law some of the most radical social policy legislation in the country.… Continue Reading

“Election Crunch-Time” (Illinois Family Spotlight #085)

The discussion focused on next Tuesday’s primary election, and began with Dave Smith, Laurie Higgins, and John Biver highlighting incumbent Bruce Rauner’s deceitful campaign ads attacking his opponent Jeanne Ives.

Higgins’ recent masterful article outlines the five big lies in “Rauner’s Deceitful Campaign Ads.” The claims are “absurd,” she said in the podcast, and #1 on the list, that “Ives is a career politician,” is just plain silly. As Higgins wrote:

Truth: The 53-year-old Ives began her career in the Illinois State House in January 2013, so she just completed her 5th year in Springfield.

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Republicans Were Warned About Rauner. But in 2014, They Just Wanted to Win.

Written by John Biver

In 2014, Business Insider wrote about the fact that Bruce Rauner had an extramarital affair with his current wife Diana Rauner (who was “set to be married” to another man at the time) while his wife was pregnant with their third child. It was a messy situation to say the least. Here is Elizabeth Rauner’s attorney James Feldman in one excerpt from the article:

Our client, Beth, has three small children.

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“Wait Till You See What LGBTQQAP Activists Have Planned for Schools” (Illinois Family Spotlight #084)

Laurie Higgins and John Biver join this week’s podcast with David Smith. They discuss the ongoing push in Springfield to pass a bill which would celebrate the LGBT movement in school curricula K-12, the Delaware proposal where students “may self-identify their race or gender identity at school, and, there will be no requirement that parents be notified if the child communicates to the school that their parent would be not supportive.”

They also discuss the champion female wrestler in Texas who is transitioning to a male taking cross sex hormones and steroids, and the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment).… Continue Reading

Ignore Rauner: The State of the State is Bankrupt

Written by John Biver

As one of those people who rarely watch our governor’s State of the State Address, Bruce Rauner’s speech on Wednesday reminded me why most people don’t bother. Much like his performance before the MUST-WATCH Chicago Tribune editorial board meeting, it was embarrassing. It was weak. It was silly. And it was predictable.

Illinois Republican voters can’t say they weren’t warned about Rauner. During the 2014 election cycle Doug Ibendahl, Laurie Higgins, and I wrote plenty of articles explaining why electing him was a mistake.… Continue Reading

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