In yet another edition of the story that won’t go away, the Rocky Mountain News brings us James Dobson’s musings on the Ted Haggard scandal. Demonstrating the irresistable drive among the ex-gay industry to redefine words, Dobson has has decided that hypocrisy has a new definition.
James Dobson said Wednesday that disgraced evangelical Ted Haggard was not a hypocrite for preaching against homosexuality while engaging in “sexual immorality” with a gay escort, but was a man “at war with himself.”[snip]
It was not hypocrisy. It was a struggle between behavior and a belief system.”
No. What it was, doctor, was a man doing in secret what he preached against in public. You need a new dictionary; the one you have seems to have the definitions scribbled over.