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Bishops' Aide Daniel Avila Resigns Over Column Suggesting Homosexuality Caused by Biological Interference of Satan

AvilaYesterday, I posted about a column in the Boston Pilot by Massachusetts attorney Daniel Avila, who also serves as Policy Advisor for Marriage and Family to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, which suggested that homosexuality is caused by Satan interfering with 'typical' biological development.

Avila has now resigned, the AP reports:

"A spokeswoman for the Roman Catholic bishops said Friday that Daniel Avila offered to step down and his resignation was accepted Friday...Avila apologized for any pain the column caused. He said his views did not represent the position of the bishops' conference."

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  1. Using Mr. Avila's use of argument, Satan has interfered in Mr. Avila's physiological development, causing his untypical intolerance of all God's creatures as He created them.

    Posted by: trees | Nov 4, 2011 12:59:49 PM

  2. Maybe Satan was responsible for his resignation?

    Posted by: Jack M | Nov 4, 2011 1:00:03 PM

  3. Cue the outrage from pedophile apologist Bill Donohue

    Posted by: Jeffrey in St. Louis | Nov 4, 2011 1:02:07 PM

  4. He will now resume his life as a one-eyed pirate.

    Posted by: Mark | Nov 4, 2011 1:03:44 PM

  5. Wow. The hatred and vile filth pouring forth from the catholics is just stunning.

    Posted by: enough already | Nov 4, 2011 1:06:24 PM


    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Nov 4, 2011 1:06:39 PM

  7. Know whjat an Irish exorcism is?

    When you have the devil get the priest out of your boy.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Nov 4, 2011 1:07:38 PM

  8. wow - for someone who is UGLY as sin - he sure throw alot of stones

    Posted by: Gay American | Nov 4, 2011 1:20:02 PM

  9. He will now be promptly snatched up by NOM.

    Posted by: anon | Nov 4, 2011 1:22:35 PM

  10. Religion = Superstition

    Posted by: JONNY NYNY2FLFL | Nov 4, 2011 1:30:17 PM

  11. I predicted that his head would roll for leaking that INTERNAL memo and embarrassing the Bishops Conference by exposing their true beliefs to the public.

    And that's exactly what happened.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Nov 4, 2011 1:32:47 PM

  12. he's just pissy because somebody smashed his face with a frying pan.

    Posted by: sleepy bear | Nov 4, 2011 1:42:52 PM

  13. So he will move from his visibly funded position within the Catholic Church to a secretly funded position in NOM. The same boss just a different account.

    Posted by: PLAINTOM | Nov 4, 2011 1:45:01 PM

  14. "The hatred and vile filth pouring forth from the catholics is just stunning."

    Not really. They've been doing it for centuries.

    Posted by: gaylib | Nov 4, 2011 2:08:01 PM

  15. But really, didn't he just write what the rest of them think?

    My favorite is that they're "(anti-)discrimination" but won't let the gays marry.

    Posted by: h | Nov 4, 2011 2:17:41 PM

  16. I'm sure the stupid F&^@#n' backward catholic church passed the plate a few times for this one.

    Posted by: Peter | Nov 4, 2011 2:42:22 PM

  17. Where did he get his idea?

    Posted by: Matt26 | Nov 4, 2011 2:42:38 PM

  18. If every homophobic Catholic apparatchik were forced to resign...who would be left?

    Posted by: jomicur | Nov 4, 2011 6:08:02 PM

  19. So how does he explain his WARPED mind?

    Posted by: mytwocents | Nov 4, 2011 6:24:52 PM

  20. Seems as if the Catholic church has a lot more explaining to do than how the devil created homosexuality. Seems as if the devil might have had a pretty big hand in creating some of those boy molester's who have been running the Catholic church for so many years.

    Posted by: Tyron | Nov 5, 2011 12:12:31 PM

  21. do yah know how they separate the priests from the bois in a cathloic church? answer...With a CROWBAR (OOOMPH)

    Posted by: codyj | Nov 5, 2011 3:00:22 PM

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