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New piece on Time.com by Nathan Thornburgh on Tuesday’s evangelical turnout in the wake of the Rev. Ted Haggard accusations and revelations… Click here for the full text.

“David Kuo, the former number two at the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives in the first Bush White House, is camped out on the NYT bestsellers list with his book, Tempting Faith, about the dangers of mixing politics and evangelicals. He says he met Ted Haggard only a few times, but says that the episode has saddened him nonetheless, especially the headline-grabbing fallout of Haggard’s admissions.

“At the end of the day, this comes down to bringing Jesus into politics,” he says. “Right now, it’s not Ted Haggard on trial. It’s Jesus. This is about the God he represents. When you make yourself a public figure and you fall, you bring the perception of your God with you.”

…”Lost in all of this are thousands of people in Colorado Springs who are desperately hurting,” he says.

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