"but i do believe that the radical christian right is a sworn and potent enemy of the open society. its ideology bears within it the tenets of a christian fascism. in the event of a crisis, in the event of another catastrophic terrorist attack, an economic meltdown or huge environmental disaster, the movement stands poised to manipulate fear and chaos ruthlessly and reshape america in ways that have not been seen since the nation's founding. all americans-not only those of faith- who care about our open society must learn to speak about this movement with new vocabulary, to give up passivity, to challenge aggressively this movement's deluded appropriation of christianity and to do everything possible to defend tolerance."
chris hedges, 'american fascists: the christian right and the war on america'