Catholic and Gays


Here’s a little something I picked up from Joe My God’s blog. This is how screwed up some catholics really are:

In other words, the scientific evidence of how same-sex attraction most likely may be created provides a credible basis for a spiritual explanation that indicts the devil. Any time natural disasters occur, we as people of faith look back to Scripture’s account of those angels who rebelled and fell from grace. In their anger against God, these malcontents prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. They continue to do all they can to mar, distort and destroy God’s handiwork.

Or.. in other words – you’re gay because the devil made it so, just to distort and destroy god’s handiwork.

That little gem was written by the policy advisor for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, Daniel Avila.  Isn’t that great, just the sort of rhetoric we’ve come to expect is just below the surface of the catholic church.

However, the original article is gone from their website, instead we get this:

Editor’s Note: Daniel Avila issued the following “Retraction/Apology” Nov. 2 in regard to his opinion piece “Some fundamental questions on same-sex attraction” which was published in our Oct. 28 edition. In addition to echoing Mr. Avila’s statement of regret, The Pilot also wishes to apologize for having failed to recognize the theological error in the column before publication. The Pilot has removed the column ‘Some fundamental questions on same-sex attraction’from its Website.

Retraction/Apology from Daniel Avila

“Statements made in my column, ‘Some fundamental questions on same-sex attraction’ of October 28, do not represent the position of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the column was not authorized for publication as is required policy for staff of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The teaching of Sacred Scripture and of the Catechism of the Catholic Church make it clear that all persons are created in the image and likeness of God and have inviolable dignity. Likewise, the Church proclaims the sanctity of marriage as the permanent, faithful, fruitful union of one man and one woman. The Church opposes, as I do too, all unjust discrimination and the violence against persons that unjust discrimination inspires. I deeply apologize for the hurt and confusion that this column has caused.”

So, now he deeply apologises for the hurt he caused?  But it’s out there, in a pre-meditated article he actually blame my sexuality on the devil who apparently messed with my mother hormones.



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One Response to Catholic and Gays

  1. I prefer the word ‘snatch’.