Chris Hedges wrote:
Passivity in the face of the rise of the Christian Right threatens the democratic state. And the movement has targeted the last remaining obstacles to its systems of indoctrination, mounting a fierce campaign to defeat hate-crime legislation, fearing the courts could apply it to them as they spew hate talk over the radio, television and Internet. Despotic movements harness the power of modern communications to keep their followers locked into closed systems. If this long, steady poisoning of civil discourse within these closed information systems is not challenged, if this movement continues to teach neighbor to hate neighbor, if its followers remain convinced that cataclysmic violence offers a solution to their own ills and the ills of the world, civil society in America will collapse.
Hedges, Chris. American Fascists: The Christian Right and The War On America. New York: Free Press, 2006.
Now that the Christian Right have used this argument to defeat the Hate Crimes Bill, they are now releasing a series called "Silencing Christians":
Here is the article:
Here is the trailer: