Ancient Rome was the originator of fascism. The Catholic Church was patterned after the roman fascist system. Protestantism, to varying degrees, carried on aspects of fascism in their organizational setups. The Worldwide Church of God was as fascist as it's possible to get. As the christian right gains more and more power, we find ourselves in very real danger of scumbing to fascism and all its horrors.
Read this very good summary of the dangerous position the USA is in: