Tag Archives: James Haught

Personal Freedoms Kill Religion

by | September 19, 2021

By James Haught Why is religion collapsing in all Western democracies — and most rapidly in the United States? A major researcher lists multiple reasons:  — Revulsion by young liberals against the sanctimonious partnership between bigoted white evangelicals and America’s Republican Party.  — Revulsion by nearly everyone, including Catholics, against child molesting by priests.  — Revulsion by nearly everyone, including… Read more »

Secular Power Changing America

by | September 12, 2021

By James Haught Here’s a dramatic example of the growing power of Americans who say their religion is “none”: Last spring, progressives in the Washington state legislature, backed by Planned Parenthood, mandated that all public schools must teach sensible, practical sex education. The goal: to prevent teen pregnancy, reduce sexual disease, save girls from “date… Read more »

Monstrous Miracles

by | September 5, 2021

By James Haught Passover is horrible. How could anyone celebrate because the Jewish tribal god massacred Egyptian children in a huge infanticide while sparing Hebrew tots? That’s sickening. But there’s little need to fret about it, because the Old Testament account of Exodus is mere fiction. Archeologists find no evidence that Jews ever suffered slavery… Read more »

‘Nones’ Elected Biden-Harris

by | August 29, 2021

By James Haught Americans who say their religion is “none” delivered the White House to the Biden-Harris Democratic ticket in the 2020 election. That’s the conclusion of a top socio-political researcher, Dr. Ryan Burge of Eastern Illinois University. “I think that Joe Biden should thank the ‘nones’ for being the president-elect right now,” Dr. Burge… Read more »

Is 2020 a Watershed?

by | August 22, 2021

By James Haught Maybe 2020 is a turning point — one that won’t be clearly visible until the future. Maybe it marks the end of the four-decade epoch when the white evangelical “religious right” had enough power to tip American elections to the GOP. White evangelicals fought fiercely for Republicans this year. They gave about 80 percent… Read more »

Where Will the Deplorables Go Now?

by | August 8, 2021

By James Haught Donald Trump taught America a great lesson. He showed that this nation has a huge number of racist, sexist, jingoist, gay-hating, Muslim-hating, Hispanic-hating bigots — those Hillary Clinton called a “basket of deplorables.” Trump attracted them by millions through his endless attacks on blacks and other minorities. Deplorables clung to him to the bitter… Read more »