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08/19/2013

IFI's Laurie Higgins: 'Affirming homosexual behavior as moral behavior harms kids'

by Jeremy Hooper

As the senior researcher at Illinois's state family policy group, Laurie Higgins is one of the individuals behind the ongoing attempt to stop marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln. This is what Laurie Higgins about gay people"

"If homosexual acts are not moral acts, it cannot be a loving act to affirm them. I believe affirming homosexual behavior as moral behavior harms kids. And liberals compound this harm by continually spreading the vicious lie to children that everyone who believes homosexual acts are wrong hates them. Liberals spread this lie and in so doing destroy any possibility of dialogue and relationship between homosexual kids and those who hold different moral beliefs about the nature and morality of homosexuality than they do." [SOURCE]

If you click the link, you will see Laurie's full exchange with a dissenting voice, in which she couples the above text with all kinds of pronouncements about not really being anti-gay or animus-driven. I find the exchange fascinating, because I (and quite a few others I know) have had the exact same exchanges with Ms. Higgins. She dishes out some of the nastiest rhetoric imaginable (SEE: Laurie Higgins) and then tries to "explain" that she's really a nice person who just happens to "disagree." At one point, she even got her son to write me, which which just too bizarre for words.

My read: This IFI senior staffers seems to want to be a public person when it comes to throwing stones but to not accept any of the responsibility that comes from fighting against decent human beings' civil rights (or, in this case, simple acceptance). She wants to point the finger but not accept the pushback. That's just not okay.

I went through rounds and rounds of these email exchanges (in fact, I think I was among the first) until one day I vowed to never subject myself to it again. I prefer to glean my insight into Laurie Higgins from the only thing I really care about: her public words and work against my life, love, family, and associated rights. That speaks for itself.

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