Saturday, November 05, 2011

Catholic Advisr Who Said the Devil Makes Gays Resigns

Apparently at times even the Roman Catholic Church realizes that it has crossed the line in its anti-gay jihad. While the Church hasn't recanted its hateful position that gays are "inherently disordered" and "inclined toward evil," the batshitery recently published in the The Pilot, the newspaper of the Boston Archdiocese went to far and not only was the column written by Daniel Avila, an adviser to the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference (pictured at left). As the New York Times is reporting, Avila has resigned from his position and some are suggesting that the resignation may not have been voluntary. Of course, throwing Avila under the bus does nothing to negate the Church's rejection of modern science and its all out war against legal recognition of same sex relationships. Here are some highlights from the Times piece:

The author of a newspaper column suggesting that the devil may be responsible for homosexuality has resigned from his job with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. A spokeswoman for the bishops said on Friday that the writer, Daniel Avila, offered to step down and that his resignation had been accepted.

The Washington Post had more details such as this:

Avila, a lawyer, had been associate director of policy and research at the Massachusetts Catholic Conference for 14 years before joining the Washington-based USCCB. Gay rights groups had called for Avila’s ouster. “I think it’s appropriate that he has resigned,” said Marianne Duddy-Burke executive director of DignityUSA, which advocates for gays and lesbians in the Catholic Church.

“I would hope that the bishops will follow it up with some significant action of repentance to demonstrate that they understand the harm that he has done to LGBT people and our families.”

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