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Laurie's Chinwags

Laurie Higgins

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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: 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 MIN1 days 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 MIN4 days ago
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PODCAST: Largest Illinois High School District Opposes Single Sex Locker Rooms

PODCAST: Can Homosexuality Spread Via Culture?

Much of what the homosexual community (i.e., those who choose to place their unchosen homoerotic desires at the center of their identity) claims is false, and increasingly they’re being forced to admit their claims are false. Some of these claims may have been born out of ignorance, others out of a deliberate strategy to deceive. For example, for decades the myth that homosexuals constitute 10 percent of the population continued to be disseminated by homosexuals and their ideological allies long after the statistic had been thoroughly discredited. It was used to promote implicitly the idiotic and destructive idea that the number of people engaging in an act or affirming an “identity” indicates something about the morality of the act or “identity.” Read more…

9 MIN1 weeks ago
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PODCAST: Can Homosexuality Spread Via Culture?

PODCAST: Toxic Progressivism in Public Schools and at the Chicago Tribune

On August 15, Iwasted a half hour of my day by agreeing to be interviewed byChicago TribunereporterHannah Leonefor an article she was writing on the “LGBTQ” school indoctrination bill that GovernorJ.B. Pritzkerrecently signed into law and which takes effect July 1, 2020. Before I talk about her article, I should explain more about the interview. Leone asked what my primary concern is with the law, which is a difficult question because there are so many problems with it. I responded that myprimaryconcern is that our culture-makers—including theTribune, lawmakers, and “educators”—never discuss the arguable presuppositions on which this law depends, and which “progressives” simply assume are inarguably true. Read more…

15 MIN1 weeks ago
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PODCAST: Toxic Progressivism in Public Schools and at the Chicago Tribune

PODCAST: Unexpected Responses to Criticism of Feckless Yard Sign Campaign

Something unexpected happened following the posting on Illinois Family Institute’s Facebook page of my article on the divisive “HATE HAS NO HOME HERE” yard signs. Well, actually two unexpected and related things happened. One of the things is the Chicago Tribune’s restaurant critic Phil Vettel left a response. Here’s his… read more

6 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
PODCAST: Unexpected Responses to Criticism of Feckless Yard Sign Campaign

PODCAST: Hate Hoaxes Have a Home Here

On your leisurely summer walks, have you seen those yard signs that cropped up all over Illinois and other states over the past three years—you know, the ones with the banal expression “Hate Has No Home Here”? Who could disagree with such a statement, and, therefore, why a yard sign? Well, there’s text and then there’s subtext and history. The text expresses an important idea commonly held. So, why make a yard sign to announce a commonplace verity to every passerby every day for three years? Ah, now we come to the subtext, but first the fascinating history that the mainstream press did a very poor job illuminating. Read more…

5 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
PODCAST: Hate Hoaxes Have a Home Here

PODCAST: Tucker, Steyn, Leftist Language Fascists

Several days ago, I took Tucker Carlson—a self-identifying Christian—to my teeny tiny virtual woodshed for congratulating homosexual Democratic strategist Richard Goodstein on his God-mocking, soul-destroying pseudo-marriage. Well, now I’m offering Carlson a hearty virtual pat on the back for Thursday night’s segment with Mark Steyn to whom I offer a bone-rattling pat on the back. Here’s an excerpt from their discussion of the loathsome Leftist tactic to oppress dissenters through control of language… Read more…

3 MIN3 weeks ago
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PODCAST: Tucker, Steyn, Leftist Language Fascists

PODCAST: Look What’s in Store for Public School Students in Illinois–YIKES!

Illinoisans shouldn’t need a reminder of how committed Illinois politicians are to using tax dollars and government schools to indoctrinate other people’s children, but Governor J.B. Pritzker just gave them one last Friday when he signed the “LGBTQ” school indoctrination bill into law. This law, which takes effect in July 2020, requires that all children ages 5-18 in public schools be taught about the deviant sexual proclivities of men and women who have made some significant cultural contributions. Well, not all deviant sexual proclivities are included. Only the deviant sexual proclivities currently and publicly approved by homosexuals and cross-sex pretenders will be included—for now. read more

6 MINAUG 15
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PODCAST: Look What’s in Store for Public School Students in Illinois–YIKES!

PODCAST: Illinois Human Rights Commission Mandates Co-Ed Locker Rooms in Public Schools

The ideological and moral idiocy of “woke” Americans has not yet reached its nadir, but it’s getting close. A complaint was filed with the Illinois Human Rights Commission by a female minor who pretends to be a boy and her parents, Tracy and Michael Yates. She alleged that she was discriminated against based on her “gender identity” when Lake High School District 108 in Roselle, Illinois required her to… read more

9 MINAUG 9
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PODCAST: Illinois Human Rights Commission Mandates Co-Ed Locker Rooms in Public Schools

PODCAST: Guns Are Not the Ultimate Cause of Mass Killings

The father of El Paso, Texas shooter Patrick Crusius, who slaughtered 22, wounded more than 20, and traumatized countless others at a Walmart on Saturday, wrote a memoir in 2014 detailing his 40 years of alcohol and drug abuse that resulted in two divorces, including from his second wife—Patrick’s mother—when Patrick was 12 years-old. With each horrific mass killing, “progressives” preach against guns. Again and again, when a man mows down innocent people, liberals put gun-ownership in their sights, which is like looking at the problem of teens who cut themselves and angrily proclaiming that the problem is easy access to razor blades. Women have access to guns too. If guns were the problem, then why aren’t any mass killers women? Of course, gun control and the Left’s obsession with killing the Second Amendment by a thousand regulatory cutsarepolitical issues, but if the Left truly cared about protecting society from gun violence, they would look beyond the cheap, superficial,...

9 MINAUG 6
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PODCAST: Guns Are Not the Ultimate Cause of Mass Killings

Latest Episodes

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 MIN1 days 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 MIN4 days ago
Comments
PODCAST: Largest Illinois High School District Opposes Single Sex Locker Rooms

PODCAST: Can Homosexuality Spread Via Culture?

Much of what the homosexual community (i.e., those who choose to place their unchosen homoerotic desires at the center of their identity) claims is false, and increasingly they’re being forced to admit their claims are false. Some of these claims may have been born out of ignorance, others out of a deliberate strategy to deceive. For example, for decades the myth that homosexuals constitute 10 percent of the population continued to be disseminated by homosexuals and their ideological allies long after the statistic had been thoroughly discredited. It was used to promote implicitly the idiotic and destructive idea that the number of people engaging in an act or affirming an “identity” indicates something about the morality of the act or “identity.” Read more…

9 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
PODCAST: Can Homosexuality Spread Via Culture?

PODCAST: Toxic Progressivism in Public Schools and at the Chicago Tribune

On August 15, Iwasted a half hour of my day by agreeing to be interviewed byChicago TribunereporterHannah Leonefor an article she was writing on the “LGBTQ” school indoctrination bill that GovernorJ.B. Pritzkerrecently signed into law and which takes effect July 1, 2020. Before I talk about her article, I should explain more about the interview. Leone asked what my primary concern is with the law, which is a difficult question because there are so many problems with it. I responded that myprimaryconcern is that our culture-makers—including theTribune, lawmakers, and “educators”—never discuss the arguable presuppositions on which this law depends, and which “progressives” simply assume are inarguably true. Read more…

15 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
PODCAST: Toxic Progressivism in Public Schools and at the Chicago Tribune

PODCAST: Unexpected Responses to Criticism of Feckless Yard Sign Campaign

Something unexpected happened following the posting on Illinois Family Institute’s Facebook page of my article on the divisive “HATE HAS NO HOME HERE” yard signs. Well, actually two unexpected and related things happened. One of the things is the Chicago Tribune’s restaurant critic Phil Vettel left a response. Here’s his… read more

6 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
PODCAST: Unexpected Responses to Criticism of Feckless Yard Sign Campaign

PODCAST: Hate Hoaxes Have a Home Here

On your leisurely summer walks, have you seen those yard signs that cropped up all over Illinois and other states over the past three years—you know, the ones with the banal expression “Hate Has No Home Here”? Who could disagree with such a statement, and, therefore, why a yard sign? Well, there’s text and then there’s subtext and history. The text expresses an important idea commonly held. So, why make a yard sign to announce a commonplace verity to every passerby every day for three years? Ah, now we come to the subtext, but first the fascinating history that the mainstream press did a very poor job illuminating. Read more…

5 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
PODCAST: Hate Hoaxes Have a Home Here

PODCAST: Tucker, Steyn, Leftist Language Fascists

Several days ago, I took Tucker Carlson—a self-identifying Christian—to my teeny tiny virtual woodshed for congratulating homosexual Democratic strategist Richard Goodstein on his God-mocking, soul-destroying pseudo-marriage. Well, now I’m offering Carlson a hearty virtual pat on the back for Thursday night’s segment with Mark Steyn to whom I offer a bone-rattling pat on the back. Here’s an excerpt from their discussion of the loathsome Leftist tactic to oppress dissenters through control of language… Read more…

3 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
PODCAST: Tucker, Steyn, Leftist Language Fascists

PODCAST: Look What’s in Store for Public School Students in Illinois–YIKES!

Illinoisans shouldn’t need a reminder of how committed Illinois politicians are to using tax dollars and government schools to indoctrinate other people’s children, but Governor J.B. Pritzker just gave them one last Friday when he signed the “LGBTQ” school indoctrination bill into law. This law, which takes effect in July 2020, requires that all children ages 5-18 in public schools be taught about the deviant sexual proclivities of men and women who have made some significant cultural contributions. Well, not all deviant sexual proclivities are included. Only the deviant sexual proclivities currently and publicly approved by homosexuals and cross-sex pretenders will be included—for now. read more

6 MINAUG 15
Comments
PODCAST: Look What’s in Store for Public School Students in Illinois–YIKES!

PODCAST: Illinois Human Rights Commission Mandates Co-Ed Locker Rooms in Public Schools

The ideological and moral idiocy of “woke” Americans has not yet reached its nadir, but it’s getting close. A complaint was filed with the Illinois Human Rights Commission by a female minor who pretends to be a boy and her parents, Tracy and Michael Yates. She alleged that she was discriminated against based on her “gender identity” when Lake High School District 108 in Roselle, Illinois required her to… read more

9 MINAUG 9
Comments
PODCAST: Illinois Human Rights Commission Mandates Co-Ed Locker Rooms in Public Schools

PODCAST: Guns Are Not the Ultimate Cause of Mass Killings

The father of El Paso, Texas shooter Patrick Crusius, who slaughtered 22, wounded more than 20, and traumatized countless others at a Walmart on Saturday, wrote a memoir in 2014 detailing his 40 years of alcohol and drug abuse that resulted in two divorces, including from his second wife—Patrick’s mother—when Patrick was 12 years-old. With each horrific mass killing, “progressives” preach against guns. Again and again, when a man mows down innocent people, liberals put gun-ownership in their sights, which is like looking at the problem of teens who cut themselves and angrily proclaiming that the problem is easy access to razor blades. Women have access to guns too. If guns were the problem, then why aren’t any mass killers women? Of course, gun control and the Left’s obsession with killing the Second Amendment by a thousand regulatory cutsarepolitical issues, but if the Left truly cared about protecting society from gun violence, they would look beyond the cheap, superficial,...

9 MINAUG 6
Comments
PODCAST: Guns Are Not the Ultimate Cause of Mass Killings

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