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Chris Hedges : The Christian right is a "deeply anti-democratic movement"

By ViewsonNews     Jan 9, 2007 in World
Chris Hedges says,” The Christian right is a "deeply anti-democratic movement" that gains force by exploiting Americans' fears.”
The former New York Times bureau chief in the Middle East and the Balkans expresses this in an interview with Salon.com.
Hedges was part of New York Times team of reporters that won a 2002 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting about global terrorism.
In book, American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America" , he writes that Christians right movement is similar to the brutal movements he has been reporting about all his life.
Many books have been written on the Christian rights, but his book ranks them. He knows what fascism is because of experience as a journalist.
The cause of his shock and anger at the clergy is that he thinks that they have forgot the teachings of Christianity. During his research of his book “American Fascist”, he met many preachers. He said he was appalled at their desecration of a faith he still cherishes.
He says, "[T]he heart of the Christian religion, all that is good and compassionate within it, has been tossed aside, ruthlessly gouged out and thrown into a heap with all the other inner organs. Only the shell, the form, remains. Christianity is of no use to Parsley, Blackwell and the others. In its name they kill it."
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