The Defender Magazine (1926-1981) was religiously oriented fundamentalist magazine founded in April 1926 by Rev. Gerald Winrod of Wichita, Kansas. The magazine was published continuously for fifty-four years by Winrod's group the Defenders of the Christian Faith.
During FDR’s New Deal the publication became overtly political with strong anti-Roosevelt, anti-communist and anti-Semitic positions. When the last issue appeared in 1981 the magazine had become a traditional conservative religious publication.
It was estimated by some of having up to 125,000 readers and at times containing sixty-four pages. Surprisingly Reverend Winrod was able to publish Greek, Bulgarian, and Liberian editions of the magazine.
The Defender was popular among Ku Klux Klan and Silver Shirt members, however Winrod was hostile to William Dudley Pelley and his Silver Shirt organization. due to Pelley’s strange spiritualist beliefs.
- Oswald J. Smith
- Rev. M. Ballister
- E. Hilton Jackson, "On The Hartzel Decision…Before Chief Justice Edward C. Eicher" (1944)
- Communism and the Roosevelt Brain Trust, Defender Publishers, (1933)
- Slave Labor in Soviet Russia later retitled The Jewish-Run Concentration Camps in the Soviet Union by Dr. Herman Greife (1937)
- The So-Called Sedition Case and Other Matters of Grave Importance, Defender Publishers, (1945)
- The conservative press in twentieth-century America, by Ronald Lora, William Henry Longton, p. 387
- The conservative press in twentieth-century America, by Ronald Lora, William Henry Longton, p. 384
- William Dudley Pelley's testimony before the House of Representatives Un-American Activities, February 8, 1940