Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute, one of the most extreme and bigoted voices on the Christian right, has a terribly sad story to tell. She used to be a school administrator, you see, and she’s still upset that they wouldn’t support her desire to attack gay students.
On today’s edition of “Sandy Rios in the Morning,” listeners heard the sad tale of Laurie Higgins, a cultural analyst at the American Family Association-affiliated Illinois Family Institute, who spoke of the “liberal intolerance” and “persecution” she encountered in her previous work as a high school administrator.
Higgins described how she was demoted and shunned by her colleagues because she spoke out against “pro-homosexual resources,” like “Angels in America,” being available to students in the school library. She was also frustrated by the school’s “complete unwillingness” to include resources on LGBT issues that offered “opposing views.”Rios and Higgins were shocked that no parents, teachers, or pastors came out in support of her or “dared to stand up for their own faith” in fear of the “authoritarian regime” of the school system.
“The halcyon days of being Christian in America are over,” warned Higgins.
One can only hope. Of course, the “opposing views” that he thinks a public school should offer about gay students is that they are sinners who are broken and going to hell. Or perhaps that they’re demon-possessed, another common “Christian opposing view” on homosexuality. Because that’s exactly what a public school should do is demonize and marginalize gay students, right?