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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.

Latest Episodes

PODCAST: Privacy in Bathrooms Going, Going, Soon Gone

For those who find unpersuasive the warnings of conservatives about the cultural implications of “trans”-cultism, perhaps the wordsof “progressive” New York City father George Packer who experienced firsthand the effects in his children’s grade school of the totalitarian, anti-liberal “identity” dogma that now poisons America and wrote about them in an article for The Atlantic titled, “When the Culture War Comes for the Kids” will be more convincing… Read more…

7 MIN3 days ago
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PODCAST: Privacy in Bathrooms Going, Going, Soon Gone

PODCAST: Slowly Leftists Turn, Step By Step

File this story in your now-bulging “Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned” folder. Just three weeks ago, on September 19, 2019, the U.S. House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee—composed of 7 Democrats and 4 Republicans—held a hearing titled portentously, “HOW THE TAX CODE SUBSIDIZES HATE.” Since conservative beliefs on sexuality are deemed “hateful” by regressives, such a subcommittee hearing should raise the alarm antennas of conservatives and libertarians concerned about assaults on the First Amendment by “progressive” thought police who roam the halls of Congress and the nooks, crannies, and interstices of social media. Read more…

8 MIN5 days ago
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PODCAST: Slowly Leftists Turn, Step By Step

PODCAST: What All Conservatives Should Learn from District 211 Trans Activism

Folks, if you hope to defeat “trans” activism in your public schools, public libraries, the Springfield Swamp, and halls of Congress, you must first find those old rubbery spines that have been gathering dust in your attics. Then muster some courage to speak truth to Leftists who have been winning gold medals in epithet-hurling. Their tongues are now the strongest part of their bodies, while apparently their brains are the weakest. Try getting them to answer a few foundational questions that emerge from their incoherent, science-denying “trans”-ideology and watch them bob and weave, evasively changing subjects in between screeching “hater” at you. Just keep repeating to yourself the old adage your parents taught you: Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names willneverhurt you. More on those foundational questions shortly. Before you go on your spine search, please pay close attention to what has been happening in District 211—the largest high school district in Illinois with 12,000 students and 5 high schools—where local control has secretly been wrested from the community by a group of Leftists “colluding” secretly with “LGBTQ” activists outside the community—way outside the community—to sexually integrate student locker rooms. Read more…

14 MIN1 weeks ago
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PODCAST: What All Conservatives Should Learn from District 211 Trans Activism

PODCAST: Mattel’s New Gender Neutral Dolls

In order to reflect, promote, and inculcate children with the radical sexuality ideology of Leftists, Mattel, the toy manufacturer of Barbie dolls, has introduced a new line of “Creatable World” gender-neutral dolls that come complete with boyish- and girlish-looking wigs, clothing, and accessories. Each singular creatable, gender-neutral doll comes with its own pronouns, some of which are grammatically incorrect, rhetorically confusing, and biologically ignorant, like “they” or “xem.” Like Victor Frankenstein, cultural regressives harbor the delusion that humans can create their own ontological and moral world. In their futile attempt to erase the sexual binary and appease the powerful and aggressive “trans” lobby, Mattel painstakingly developed a doll whose features look neither recognizably male nor female, thereby providing yet more evidence that culture is never neutral on moral issues. From this unfortunate business decision, we learn again that culture can either reaffirm truth or undermine it. Read more…

8 MIN1 weeks ago
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PODCAST: Mattel’s New Gender Neutral Dolls

PODCAST: Imagine A Revision of Greta Thunberg’s Screed

Buzzfeed has an article about social media attacks on the tweens and teens whom Leftist adults are exploiting as shields by allowing these children to lead the climate change charge. Since every adult knows what a poisonous and malevolent force social media is, why are these kids’ parents allowing them to be exploited by Leftists, thereby becoming social media targets? If Silicon Valley parents and conservative parents can keep their kids from having smart phones, iPads, and social media accounts, can’t Greta Thunberg’s parents keep her from traveling across the ocean to thunder at adults at the U.N.? Read more…

4 MIN1 weeks ago
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PODCAST: Imagine A Revision of Greta Thunberg’s Screed

PODCAST: Incredible Story of District 211 School Board Elections

Last Thursday night, District 211—the largest high school district in the state with 12,000 students and five high schools—held a board meeting to discuss Superintendent Daniel Cates’ boneheaded proposal to allow students who “identify” as the opposite sex to have unrestricted access to the locker rooms of opposite-sex peers. Expecting a large crowd, the district moved the meeting to Palatine High School. The Daily Herald reported that 25 speakers were randomly selected, 16 of whom opposed the proposal, which is well over 50 percent. read more here

14 MIN2 weeks ago
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PODCAST: Incredible Story of District 211 School Board Elections

PODCAST: Merriam-Webster Dictionary and the “Transing” of Language

Yesterday I commented underan articleonThe HillonMerriam-Webster Dictionaryadding “they” as a pronoun for “gender nonbinary” persons, an article that also referred to British singerSam Smith‘sannouncementthat he’s “nonbinary.” LikeMerriam-Webster, theChicago Tribunehas bought hook, line, and sinker the “trans” language rules. Writing about the singular man Sam Smith, theTribwrote this embarrassing sentence: Smith said they were excited and privileged for the support, adding that they’ve been “very nervous” about the announcement because they ”care too much about what people think.” Someone responded to myHill comment, and here’s the short confab I had with “NukeNado” about this nonsense… Read more…

4 MIN3 weeks ago
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PODCAST: Merriam-Webster Dictionary and the “Transing” of Language

PODCAST: Chicago Tribune’s Flawed Theologian Zorn Goes After Edie Piñeiro

In an on-air interview following a last-second field goal by Chicago Bears kicker Eddy Piñeiro Jr. which won the game last Sunday against the Denver Broncos, and then in a subsequent Tweet, Piñeiro said, “If you don’t believe in God you better start believing he’s REAL.” Anyone watching the moment with eyes unclouded by hatred of and rebellion against God, could see the joy of a man who wants to share his joy with others. But what Chicago Tribune opinion columnist Eric Zorn saw was this… Read more…

4 MIN3 weeks ago
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PODCAST: Chicago Tribune’s Flawed Theologian Zorn Goes After Edie Piñeiro

PODCAST: Debate on Co-Ed Locker Rooms with Irrational Executive Director of Uptown People’s Law Center

A remarkable and revelatory debate took place on IFI’s FB page yesterday between me and Alan Mills, the executive director of the Uptown People’s Law Center, who received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Ivy League Brown University and his law degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. I don’t want to speak ill of the irrational, so I will let you figure out what this debate reveals. Read more…

11 MIN3 weeks ago
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PODCAST: Debate on Co-Ed Locker Rooms with Irrational Executive Director of Uptown People’s Law Center

PODCAST: Largest Illinois High School District Opposes Single Sex Locker Rooms

Just when you thought civilized first-world countries had deposited mythology and science-denying irrationality in the dustbin of history, the “trans” cult emerged seeking to force science-loving Americans to embrace the solipsistic, “trans”-centric worldview in which biological sex has neither reality nor meaning. Worse, you have ostensibly non-mentally ill school leaders capitulating to the “trans” cult’s absurd and offensive demands—people like Township High School District 211 superintendent Dr. Daniel Cates. Cates wants District 211—the largest high school district in Illinois with 12,000 students and five high schools—to sexually integrate locker rooms. Read more…

10 MINSEP 13
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PODCAST: Largest Illinois High School District Opposes Single Sex Locker Rooms

Latest Episodes

PODCAST: Privacy in Bathrooms Going, Going, Soon Gone

For those who find unpersuasive the warnings of conservatives about the cultural implications of “trans”-cultism, perhaps the wordsof “progressive” New York City father George Packer who experienced firsthand the effects in his children’s grade school of the totalitarian, anti-liberal “identity” dogma that now poisons America and wrote about them in an article for The Atlantic titled, “When the Culture War Comes for the Kids” will be more convincing… Read more…

7 MIN3 days ago
Comments
PODCAST: Privacy in Bathrooms Going, Going, Soon Gone

PODCAST: Slowly Leftists Turn, Step By Step

File this story in your now-bulging “Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned” folder. Just three weeks ago, on September 19, 2019, the U.S. House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee—composed of 7 Democrats and 4 Republicans—held a hearing titled portentously, “HOW THE TAX CODE SUBSIDIZES HATE.” Since conservative beliefs on sexuality are deemed “hateful” by regressives, such a subcommittee hearing should raise the alarm antennas of conservatives and libertarians concerned about assaults on the First Amendment by “progressive” thought police who roam the halls of Congress and the nooks, crannies, and interstices of social media. Read more…

8 MIN5 days ago
Comments
PODCAST: Slowly Leftists Turn, Step By Step

PODCAST: What All Conservatives Should Learn from District 211 Trans Activism

Folks, if you hope to defeat “trans” activism in your public schools, public libraries, the Springfield Swamp, and halls of Congress, you must first find those old rubbery spines that have been gathering dust in your attics. Then muster some courage to speak truth to Leftists who have been winning gold medals in epithet-hurling. Their tongues are now the strongest part of their bodies, while apparently their brains are the weakest. Try getting them to answer a few foundational questions that emerge from their incoherent, science-denying “trans”-ideology and watch them bob and weave, evasively changing subjects in between screeching “hater” at you. Just keep repeating to yourself the old adage your parents taught you: Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names willneverhurt you. More on those foundational questions shortly. Before you go on your spine search, please pay close attention to what has been happening in District 211—the largest high school district in Illinois with 12,000 students and 5 high schools—where local control has secretly been wrested from the community by a group of Leftists “colluding” secretly with “LGBTQ” activists outside the community—way outside the community—to sexually integrate student locker rooms. Read more…

14 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
PODCAST: What All Conservatives Should Learn from District 211 Trans Activism

PODCAST: Mattel’s New Gender Neutral Dolls

In order to reflect, promote, and inculcate children with the radical sexuality ideology of Leftists, Mattel, the toy manufacturer of Barbie dolls, has introduced a new line of “Creatable World” gender-neutral dolls that come complete with boyish- and girlish-looking wigs, clothing, and accessories. Each singular creatable, gender-neutral doll comes with its own pronouns, some of which are grammatically incorrect, rhetorically confusing, and biologically ignorant, like “they” or “xem.” Like Victor Frankenstein, cultural regressives harbor the delusion that humans can create their own ontological and moral world. In their futile attempt to erase the sexual binary and appease the powerful and aggressive “trans” lobby, Mattel painstakingly developed a doll whose features look neither recognizably male nor female, thereby providing yet more evidence that culture is never neutral on moral issues. From this unfortunate business decision, we learn again that culture can either reaffirm truth or undermine it. Read more…

8 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
PODCAST: Mattel’s New Gender Neutral Dolls

PODCAST: Imagine A Revision of Greta Thunberg’s Screed

Buzzfeed has an article about social media attacks on the tweens and teens whom Leftist adults are exploiting as shields by allowing these children to lead the climate change charge. Since every adult knows what a poisonous and malevolent force social media is, why are these kids’ parents allowing them to be exploited by Leftists, thereby becoming social media targets? If Silicon Valley parents and conservative parents can keep their kids from having smart phones, iPads, and social media accounts, can’t Greta Thunberg’s parents keep her from traveling across the ocean to thunder at adults at the U.N.? Read more…

4 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
PODCAST: Imagine A Revision of Greta Thunberg’s Screed

PODCAST: Incredible Story of District 211 School Board Elections

Last Thursday night, District 211—the largest high school district in the state with 12,000 students and five high schools—held a board meeting to discuss Superintendent Daniel Cates’ boneheaded proposal to allow students who “identify” as the opposite sex to have unrestricted access to the locker rooms of opposite-sex peers. Expecting a large crowd, the district moved the meeting to Palatine High School. The Daily Herald reported that 25 speakers were randomly selected, 16 of whom opposed the proposal, which is well over 50 percent. read more here

14 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
PODCAST: Incredible Story of District 211 School Board Elections

PODCAST: Merriam-Webster Dictionary and the “Transing” of Language

Yesterday I commented underan articleonThe HillonMerriam-Webster Dictionaryadding “they” as a pronoun for “gender nonbinary” persons, an article that also referred to British singerSam Smith‘sannouncementthat he’s “nonbinary.” LikeMerriam-Webster, theChicago Tribunehas bought hook, line, and sinker the “trans” language rules. Writing about the singular man Sam Smith, theTribwrote this embarrassing sentence: Smith said they were excited and privileged for the support, adding that they’ve been “very nervous” about the announcement because they ”care too much about what people think.” Someone responded to myHill comment, and here’s the short confab I had with “NukeNado” about this nonsense… Read more…

4 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
PODCAST: Merriam-Webster Dictionary and the “Transing” of Language

PODCAST: Chicago Tribune’s Flawed Theologian Zorn Goes After Edie Piñeiro

In an on-air interview following a last-second field goal by Chicago Bears kicker Eddy Piñeiro Jr. which won the game last Sunday against the Denver Broncos, and then in a subsequent Tweet, Piñeiro said, “If you don’t believe in God you better start believing he’s REAL.” Anyone watching the moment with eyes unclouded by hatred of and rebellion against God, could see the joy of a man who wants to share his joy with others. But what Chicago Tribune opinion columnist Eric Zorn saw was this… Read more…

4 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
PODCAST: Chicago Tribune’s Flawed Theologian Zorn Goes After Edie Piñeiro

PODCAST: Debate on Co-Ed Locker Rooms with Irrational Executive Director of Uptown People’s Law Center

A remarkable and revelatory debate took place on IFI’s FB page yesterday between me and Alan Mills, the executive director of the Uptown People’s Law Center, who received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Ivy League Brown University and his law degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. I don’t want to speak ill of the irrational, so I will let you figure out what this debate reveals. Read more…

11 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
PODCAST: Debate on Co-Ed Locker Rooms with Irrational Executive Director of Uptown People’s Law Center

PODCAST: Largest Illinois High School District Opposes Single Sex Locker Rooms

Just when you thought civilized first-world countries had deposited mythology and science-denying irrationality in the dustbin of history, the “trans” cult emerged seeking to force science-loving Americans to embrace the solipsistic, “trans”-centric worldview in which biological sex has neither reality nor meaning. Worse, you have ostensibly non-mentally ill school leaders capitulating to the “trans” cult’s absurd and offensive demands—people like Township High School District 211 superintendent Dr. Daniel Cates. Cates wants District 211—the largest high school district in Illinois with 12,000 students and five high schools—to sexually integrate locker rooms. Read more…

10 MINSEP 13
Comments
PODCAST: Largest Illinois High School District Opposes Single Sex Locker Rooms