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Filming Uganda’s homophobic fits

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Straight Man’s Burden

The American roots of Uganda’s anti-gay persecutions

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Jesus Killed Mohammed

The crusade for a Christian military

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How the Christian right is reimagining U.S. history

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Inside America’s Most Powerful Megachurch

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How Clear Channel programs America

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