Crooks, Quacks, Kooks, Creeps and Cruds in the Clergy

By James Haught James Haught is editor of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette, and a senior editor of Free Inquiry. He is 87-years-old and would like to help secular causes more. This series is a way of giving back. — [Editor’s Note: For readers who hail from my home state, today’s post … Continue reading

Islamic Jihads and Jewish Pogroms

By James Haught James Haught is editor of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette, and a senior editor of Free Inquiry. He is 87-years-old and would like to help secular causes more. This series is a way of giving back, as he opens in No Qualms (Ed., published on 2018, July 18, i.e., when … Continue reading

The Tide of History Flows Left

By James Haught James Haught is editor of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette, and a senior editor of Free Inquiry. He is 87-years-old and would like to help secular causes more. This series is a way of giving back, as he opens in No Qualms (Ed., published on 2018, July 18, i.e., when … Continue reading

America’s Strange Satanist Scare

By James Haught James Haught is editor of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette, and a senior editor of Free Inquiry. He is 87-years-old and would like to help secular causes more. This series is a way of giving back, as he opens in No Qualms (Ed., published on 2018, July 18, i.e., when … Continue reading

James Baldwin: Brilliant Skeptic

— By James Haught (Haught is editor of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette, and a senior editor of Free Inquiry. This article first appeared in Free Inquiry, Fall 2000.) Here’s an interesting literary footnote: James Baldwin, arguably America’s greatest black writer, was a popular Pentecostal preacher in Harlem at age 14 — … Continue reading

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