November 1, 2012

This Land Magazine

In this issue, Lee Roy Chapman’s latest “Public Secret” outlines the battle plan of Tulsa preacher Billy James Hargis, whose crusade against Communism reached to the deepest trenches of propaganda and politics—and set the stage for the rise of the religious right.

Also ahead:

MOVING ON FROM THE HOAX: James Inhofe presents his closing arguments against global warming–scripture included.

TORMENTED BY ‘TOOTLEVISION’: Ray Davis relives the under-the-radar radio days of Clyde Lofton Jr.

BACKWARDS CHRISTIAN SOLDIER: This Land contributing editor Russell Cobb revisits the rise and fall of Billy James Hargis.

THE WATCHMAN ON THE WALL: Stanton Doyle writes on Hargis’ American Christian College and its mission.

BEGETTING BATS: Natasha Ball goes to Alabaster Caverns in search of bats.

THE BALLAD OF BOB KERR: Steve Gerkin profiles the phoenix rise of Senator Robert S. Kerr.

ORIGINAL OKIE: A photo of Dr. and Mrs. James Hargis, from the collection of Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett, who salvaged the photo from the Howard Hopkins photo studio.

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