Catholic Adviser says "Gays created by Devil"

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Catholic Adviser says "Gays created by Devil"

http://www.irishcentral.com/story/ent/manhattan_diary/gays-created-by-the-devil-says-us-catholic-church-policy-advisor-133320273.h...

Gays created by the Devil says US Catholic Church Policy Advisor

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Cahir O' Doherty

This week The Boston Pilot, the nations oldest Catholic newspaper, published a column by a senior official suggesting the devil probably makes people gay.

In the column Daniel Avila, who is a Massachussetts attorney and (take a breath here) Policy Advisor for Marriage and Family of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, bluntly says that '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.'

So if you're gay the phrase the devil made you do it has a whole new meaning this week. We are all made in God's image (except for the gays, obviously).

Elucidating, Avila described homosexuality as a 'natural disaster' caused by Satan invading the wombs of mothers of LGBT children.

It happens all the time apparently.

In case you missed his point, or the implications, Avila spells it out for you: '…whenever 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.'

God would never make anyone gay because if He did then the persecution of gay people (whom God created gay, after all) would be a sin. We simply can't have that. So gay people are the devil's work and you are free to oppress them in any and every way you can.

But telling a mother that the Devil entered her womb and made her child gay is new, even by Catholic standards. Until now we've just had to endure the idiotic sophistry that asked us to love the sinner but hate the sin (that pretzel theology that seeks to oppress whilst appearing compassionate).

But this week Avila, who calls himself 'the bishops' marriage guy,' has shown us the true face of the USCCB, who have refused to condemn his words. This is the man Americas Catholic bishops look to for advice about the LGBT community. He sounds deranged.

Avila's article caused a firestorm and it was eventually pulled with an apology from its publisher, The Boston Pilot. But you have to acknowledge that same source published it without objection in the first place.

Sometimes the mask slips and you get to see what those in positions of real authority actually think about gay people. This week that happened and the silence is deafening.

  
 

 

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god ain't the creator?

 So God Jehovah is not the creator. He is just one of the creators.

Satan invading wombs?

 

Scientific evidence the devil did makes homosexuals (uh where is free will) ? I think my head is going to explode...No wait I think I am gonna hurl...

 

Religion is such bullshit.

Religion Kills !!!

Numbers 31:17-18 - Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

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I blogged on this a little

I blogged on this a little while ago: http://catholicinternetwatch.blogspot.com/2011/11/satan-makes-you-gay-says-top-catholic.html

It's truly disgusting, isn't it? Avila was actually employed as a special adviser by the American Catholic bishops (on "the family", of all subjects!!). Just how deep does homophobia run through the Catholic Church? It's worrying.

Fortunately the bishops have now dismissed him, but I'm still suspicious about claims the Catholic Church isn't homophobic.


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And what of the priests that

And what of the priests that prey on little boys? Are these god's faithful subjects, spreading the holy word, or the spawn of Satan, spreading his evil seed? 


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One good thing is that

 

 

every one now sees the church (and the mosque) as morally inconsistent and unable to speak on the subject of human ethics. 

But seriously - why would this surprise any of us? Any born again christian who accepts the fallacious argument from authority represented by the bible will be forced to rationalise this stuff or deny the word of god.

As I've said before, the doctrines of monotheism are bigotry and should be re-written or legislated against in the same way racist, sexist or homophobic doctrines would be dealt with.

We have no trouble outlawing child porn or classifying extreme violence in films. But when it comes to the violence and repression and bigotry of monotheistic religion we squeal freedom of expression.

 

 

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ex-minister wrote: So God

ex-minister wrote:

 So God Jehovah is not the creator. He is just one of the creators.

Satan invading wombs?

 

Scientific evidence the devil did makes homosexuals (uh where is free will) ? I think my head is going to explode...No wait I think I am gonna hurl...

 

Religion is such bullshit.

That was my thoughts ex-minister.

Satan can create stuff too ?

Then how is god supposed to give us the free will if satan is doing the creating ? Can satan give me free will too ?

“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”
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Even though I haven't been on the boards for a while...

...I couldn't resist commenting on this one.

 

There's an additional little theological problem here.  Remember "ex-gay ministries?"  You know...the ones that cost lots of money and time...and oh, yes...I just remembered...they don't work!

 

So now, Satan's "creation" of homosexuality is stronger than a relationship with God through Christian ministry? 

And they actually wonder why it is that people don't believe...

 

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