Articles by Blair Gadsby

Blair Alan Gadsby was born and raised in Ontario, Canada and served two years in his early twenties with Youth With a Mission, a Christian relief agency, in Mombasa, Kenya in east Africa. He has a B.A. in History of the Non-Western World at Westfield State University and an M.A. in Religious Studies at the University of Toronto (1992). He is currently Adjunct Faculty of Religious Studies at Maricopa County Community College District and at Arizona State University teaching World Religions, among other courses. He is the author of Religious Delusions, American Style: Manipulations of the Public’s Mind, from which these articles are adapted. Contact him at

The Darkest of Arts: Poetic Justice and Jim Jones in Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City (2022)

Another Warning from the Past (2021)

The Abject Failure Of Religious Studies (2020)