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Header: Jess Anderson in Madison Wisconsin
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The Radical Right: Organized Hatred in America
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Hatred is evil in action. Massive -- and growing -- hatred is being organized in the U.S. by a wide variety of organizations collectively known as The Radical Right. These organizations run the gamut from the outwardly semi-respectable Christian Coalition to modern-day Hitler-style fascists.

Begun in early 1998, this page gathers information to alert decent people everywhere to the activities and philosophies of these groups, whose common aim is to make the United States a society and a government ruled by apartheid.

Some of these groups have been incorrectly identified as the "religious right." While many of them identify themselves as Christian and all or nearly all favor the idea of making America a "Christian nation," no one who preaches hate or intolerance can claim to be a real Christian. Most true Christians condemn these right-wing groups as a shameful, disgraceful perversion of Chrisitanity.

Millions of true Christians in the United States are good people: informed, aware, compasionate and tolerant, and strong believers in the necessity of maintaining a strict separation of church and state, without which the kinds of liberty envisioned by the country's founders would be impossible.

By contrast, these right-wing groups are in reality pseudo-Christians, often talking the talk but never walking the walk. One goal of the information presented here is to expose their hypocrisy and their lies: the answer to hate-filled speech is more speech; the plain truth usually wins the hearts and minds of free, decent people.

[Codes of Prejudice] The Radical Right uses a variety of rhetorical obfuscations to sanitize its public posture, making it more palatable to the press and the public. What such language really does, of course, is deceive the people about the prejudices embedded in the Radical Right's positions. Here's a little primer on how some of these deceptions work.
[Successes in 1997] Publicly presentable and concerned (which in their case means consciously manipulative and dishonest) about its image, the Christian Coalition is the best-funded, most powerful right-wing organization in the United States. Their program for America is particularly insidious.
[Successes in 1997] The Promise Keepers are so-called Christians embracing "family" values while quietly scuttling liberty and equality. Their own policy statements prove that they are blatantly homophobic.
[Successes in 1997] A plethora of rightist groups, very well organized in many cases, do all the dirty work for the more respectable Christian Coalition.
[Successes in 1997] Some of these groups would embarrass Himmler and Goebbels. Many of them are armed, extremely violent, and unabashedly murderous in their racism, anti-Semitism, sexism, and homophobia.
[Extremists in Their Own Words] Various members of the many right-wing groups give evidence of their bigotry and intolerance, in their own words.
[Readings About the Right] Things you can read to give you a fuller picture of the evils the Radical Right espouses and how it threatens America's freedoms, no matter what your sexual orientation may be.
[Get Active Right Now] Much as we might like it, the Radical Right will not go away. Lack of commitment and indiffference on our part are where the threat comes home to roost. Everyone American who values their freedoms must actively resist the Radical Right or else stand idly by while the blessings of liberty are stripped away, one after the other.

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