Corrupting the church.As a subscriber to Church & State, I have read many letters and articles by commentators, all bearing on this basic point: when the church gets entangled en·tan·gle
tr.v. en·tan·gled, en·tan·gling, en·tan·gles
1. To twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; snarl.
2. To complicate; confuse.
3. To involve in or as if in a tangle. with the state, it is the church that suffers--and is likely to become corrupted as a result.
David Kuo For other people named David Kuo, see David Kuo (disambiguation).
J. David Kuo is an author and former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and Deputy Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. , a former worker in the Bush White House, has written a just-published book that illustrates this very point. The book is titled Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction Seduction
See also Flirtatiousness.
Selfishness (See CONCEIT, STINGINESS.)
modern Circe; sorceress who seduces Rinaldo. [Ital. Lit.: Jerusalem Delivered]
nobleminded would-be seducer. .
John Farmer, national political correspondent for the Newark, N.J., Star-Ledger recently wrote an article ("Easy Mark For A White House Con") that offers a brief review of Mr. Kuo's book. In just a few hundred words, he hits the proverbial pro·ver·bi·al
1. Of the nature of a proverb.
2. Expressed in a proverb.
3. Widely referred to, as if the subject of a proverb; famous. nail on the head.
Kuo tells how the members of the Religions Right were used, and abused, by the Bush administration--which publicly embraced them, and privately mocked them! All the administration did, in effect, was throw them a few symbolic bones--small compensation for all their zeal Zeal
crippled fiddler with intense feelings. [Br. Lit.: Pendennis]
Cedric of Rotherwood
zealous about restoring Saxon independence. [Br. and efforts on behalf of the administration over the years.
Perhaps more misguided Religious Right types will wake up to the fact that they've been had; that, to put it bluntly, they've been seduced and abandoned. Perhaps. when they've gotten over their chagrin and disappointment, they may even see fit to join Americans United.
Let's hope so.