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Far right crusaders would deny that a man is Christian if he does not share their political beliefs. Their “either/or” philosphy extends into the realm of religion, and they counsel that you can accept either the welfare state or Christ — but not both. Far Righters often equate Communism with the devil and America with God. And God, to the Far Righters, is a personification of a white, Protestant, anti-Communist American. They have turned the scriptural tables and created God in their image.

Mark Hatfield
Mark Hatfield (1922-2011) American politician (R-Oregon) and educator
Foreword to John Redekop, The American Far Right (1967)
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This unholy marriage of religion and politics has produced a perverted Christianity based not on love but hate, not on charity but persecution. The Far Righters are definitely not practicing religious fundamentalism, as they claim, but are actually practicing a form of paganism. They worship at the idol of “country” and have substituted the gospel of anti-Communism for the gospel of Christ.

Mark Hatfield
Mark Hatfield (1922-2011) American politician (R-Oregon) and educator
Foreword to John Redekop, The American Far Right (1967)
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