Sunday, January 18, 2009

Greek lesson

The word "hypocrite" is an ancient Greek word used to describe an actor, someone who wore many faces or masks on stage. Etymologically speaking, today we use this word to describe a person who's actions contradict their professed beliefs ... like perhaps, a former head of a state's faith-based initiatives program getting busted for promoting prostitution.


Darren Staley said...

Hmmm...I just thought it was a synonym for Republican. Who knew?

Drew said...

Unfortunately, this guy worked under a Democratic Governor ... he was probably on our team. Gah.

Anonymous said...

Other news said that he was working for the Department of Corrections or something like that. I guess he will see both sides.

Some report said another person arrested was a sexual abuse counselor.


Drew said...

Both are correct Anonymous. The person this story, Robert McFadden, when arrested worked for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Also arrested was a sex-abuse case worker with the Franklin County Children Services.

Disgusting all around.