You can call Ted Haggard a liar, a criminal, a drug user, or a homosexual adulterer, but please don’t call him a hypocrite. At least not according to Robert T. Miller at First Things. The fact that so many people think he is a hypocrite, says Miller, “shows only how sloppy our thinking about morals can be.”
A man is not a hypocrite because he violates a moral norm in which he sincerely believes. President Clinton, I am sure, believes that adultery is wrong, and he violated the norm against it in his dalliance with that woman, Ms.