Catholic Paper Sorry for Linking Gays With Satan
BY Neal Broverman
November 03 2011 1:45 PM ET
The Archdiocese of Boston’s official newspaper, The Pilot, apologized for a column from a member of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops who said same-sex attraction spawned from "the devil."
The article was written by Daniel Avila, the associate director for policy and research for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and appeared in the newspaper on Friday.
In the column, Avila writes “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... when “natural causes disturb otherwise typical biological development, leading to the personally unchosen beginnings of same-sex attraction, the ultimate responsibility, on a theological level, is and should be imputed to the evil one, not God."
The Pilot, which launched in 1829 and is the country's oldest Roman Catholic newspaper, pulled Avila's column on Wednesday. The paper also posted an apology from Avila, who said his words don't represent the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Read more here.
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