J. David Kuo, Onetime Leader of Bush’s Faith-Based Initiative, Dies at 44

Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post writes on the death of evangelical Christian conservative, J. David Kuo, who died of brain cancer on April 5 at the age of 44. Kuo served as deputy director of President George W. Bush’s White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives until 2003 when he “accused the administration of failing to live up to the values it espoused,” Tumulty writes. In Kuo’s 2006 memoir, Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction, he critiqued Bush’s faith-based initiative as “a sad charade, to provide political cover to a White House that needed compassion and religion as political tools.” 

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