President George W. Bush's political advisors publicly embraced evangelical supporters while privately calling them "nuts" and using their votes to help win elections, according to a new book from David Kuo, the former No. 2 official in the administration's faith-based initiatives program. Kuo assails political advisor Karl Rove's political staff for using the faith-based initiatives idea for political gain. And the book criticizes Bush for failing to live up to the promise of the faith-based initiative, which aimed to use public funding to boost the role of religious organizations in delivering social services. What do you think of this news? Does it shake your faith in the initiative or politicians' administration of it?
The Apostle Paul wrote that some leaders "preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely … But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached" (Philippians 1:17-18).