Thursday, November 3, 2011

I didn't realize that Boston was so conservative!!!



Thursday, November 3, 2011 12:06 AM
  Justin,
I found this on Yahoo, and didn't realize that Boston was so hard headed.
Well I guess our sheriff in Polk County Fla., must be related to your
Bishop.  Also they say that Gayness is caused by the Devil.  God made
us, not the devil.
Thanks Justin....
Joe Galant

BOSTON (AP) — The oldest Roman Catholic newspaper in the United States
has retracted an opinion column suggesting the devil may be
responsible for gay attraction.

The column, which appeared Friday in the Archdiocese of Boston's
official newspaper, The Pilot, was titled "Some fundamental questions
on same-sex attraction." It was written by Daniel Avila, an associate
director for policy and research for the U.S. Conference of Catholic
Bishops.

In the column, Avila says "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."

It also says "disruptive imbalances in nature that thwart encoded
processes point to supernatural actors who, unlike God, do not have
the good of persons at heart." It says that 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 182-year-old newspaper withdrew the column from its website on
Wednesday
, saying it had failed to recognize the "theological error"
before publication. It posted an apology from Avila saying the column
didn't represent the position of the Conference of Catholic Bishops,
whose stated purpose is to "promote the greater good which the Church
offers humankind," and wasn't authorized for publication.

Avila said he deeply apologized for the "hurt and confusion" the column caused.

Archdiocesan officials said Avila's apology would appear in the issue
of The Pilot to be published this week, The Boston Globe reported.

The Boston archdiocese, the bishops' group and Avila were involved in
communications leading to the decision to retract the column, said
archdiocese spokesman Terrence Donilon, who called Avila "passionate
about his faith and passionate about his church."

"This one," Donilon said, "clearly just got away from him."

Several gay rights organizations, including DignityUSA, an association
of gay Catholics, and MassEquality, a Massachusetts group organized to
support same-sex marriage, didn't immediately return telephone or
email messages seeking comment Wednesday night

4 comments:

Coop said...

I don't think the Catholic church knows what to do with gay people... or queer people
It talks out of both sides of its mouth.

JustinO'Shea said...

Does anyone? ;-)

J said...

Does this idiot columnist ever question the inconsistency of ascribing blame to "the evil one" rather the god whom he would define as the all-powerful ruler of the universe?
As for me, I'm naturally horny.

Gary Kelly said...

I was wondering where this "evil one" came from, so I did a Google and found out.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.