Gays Result of Satan Interfering with Fetuses

According to The Boston Pilot, the oldest Roman Catholic newspaper in America, if science suggests that gay people are made in the womb, it must be because Satan is interfering with pregnant women.

The newspaper ran a column — which it has now pulled — saying 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.”

It also said that natural disasters are caused by the evil one rather than, for example, tectonic plate movements. Truth Wins Out points out that this is in direct contrast to the actual position of the American Catholic Bishops.

The Pilot is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston.

The column’s author is Massachusetts attorney Daniel Avila, who serves as Policy Advisor for Marriage and Family to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. He wrote:

“Any time natural disasters occur, we as people of faith look back to Scripture’s account of those angels who rebelled and fell from grace. In their anger against God, these malcontents prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. They continue to do all they can to mar, distort and destroy God’s handiwork.”

“Therefore, 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,” Avila wrote.

But after someone noticed and protested, Avila now does not believe this, writing in a retraction about his ‘theological error’:

“The teaching of Sacred Scripture and of the Catechism of the Catholic Church make it clear that all persons are created in the image and likeness of God and have inviolable dignity.”

“I deeply apologize for the hurt and confusion that this column has caused.”

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Silvia G.
Silvia G.3 years ago

hahahahaha that one was really funny, I better laugh cos I really don't think they can believe what they are saying is true and if they do, there's no hope for them.

Ainsley Chalmers
Ainsley Chalmers4 years ago

the comment that Satan caused homosexuality, natural disasters etc doesnt have a basis in scripture. That Satan and demons exist are attested to all through Holy scripture whether you believe or not that it is all fairy stories. God doesnt lie he is complete truth. One mustnt tar the whole church on what one person believes. Or tar the whole church because one priest out of 10,000 is a pedophile. the Christian church does a lot of good stuff so dont knock it. Instead pray for it.

Charlene Rush
Charlene Rush4 years ago

This issue is only complicated, because people make it so!

This idea of compassion, baffles me. The definition of compassion is: deep symphony.
Why would anyone believe that homosexuals need compassion any more than heterosexuals? We are discussing a small percentage of waking hours out of a person's day.

For any lunatic to insinuate that Satin, who only exists in the minds's of individuals who wish to create excuses for their behavior, can influence the development of a fetus, is beyond educated comprehension. (The discussion of the 'devil' is another subject, altogether, and will leave it for another forum.)

Let's get things straight, here. The Catholic Church used the devil, as an excuse to commit the atrocities of molestation and cover-up. HOW CONVENIENT.
I don't suggest anyone, attempt to try and convince me of not understanding the Catholic Church, since, nuns are a major part of my schooling.

Truly, I believe that we are ALL born bi-sexual, and influences inside or outside the body, which really don't matter, play a part in determining our preferences. No one, at this time, has any capability of reaching these conclusions. Thank you very much.

Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin4 years ago

Satan didn't make them gay, but we do live in a broken world where birth defects, sickness, injury, etc. occur.

Being gay, becoming gay is a Nature vs Nurture situation. There are those (very few % wise) that are born with their X 's and Y's mixed up - these people are truly gay. Then there are those that became gay do to either an overbearing parent(s) or some other environmentally negative event (nurture), most likely at an early age.

Either way, no one deserves to be alienated or treated without compassion.

Betsy M.
Betsy M.4 years ago

A pretty good argument could be made that gays are one of the best anti-satan we have going. Lies and hate are Satan's greatest tools. Gays are fighting for the rights to share their love with the world, and tell the truth about who they are. Fight Satan, support LGBT rights! ( ijs, great new tea-party slogan?)

Cathy C.
Cathy C.4 years ago

"Satan made them gay".......

When will mankind outgrow being superstitious?? Ever????

Rob and Jay B.
Jay S.4 years ago

Who will rid us of these troublesome priests, popes, imams, mullahs, televangelists, pastors, brahmin, sorcerers, witchdoctors et al? The Creator of all may find them disturbing, even funny, but it is we humans who created these charlatans all. It is humans who created all this 'religion' that has oppressed, persecuted, shunned, vilified & ruined so many lives throughout human history. It's time we now reject them all & work on creating true spirituality & connection with the Divine without all these manmade 'mouthpieces' for their hateful, punishing deities standing in our way, blocking true relationship with the loving, intelligent Creator of us all.

Martha Eberle
Martha Eberle4 years ago

This stupid, rigid, hard-hearted man does not deserve my thoughts or reply.

Deborah L.
Deborah L.4 years ago

right,ignorant superstitious twits. One mayor in one of our cities has just banned a live performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, claiming it is too risky. Maybe it was just "too gay" for his narrow mind, you know with the characters - not real people - being alien transsexual transvestites from Transylvania.You just never know if they might persuade little Johnny and Jane into that evil lifestyle that God intended for them in the first place and they all love to claim God doesn't make mistakes or junk,right ? SO why are they still having a problem with that ? Not only do the repugs want to control a woman's uterus, they now want more censoring of what we see.
And while we have our kids fighting for the freedom of people in other countries,they take more of our freedoms away from us and most of the people don't even realize it.

Hali Cespedes-Chorin

Maybe Satan is interfering with the brains of so-called Christians to make them believe that it's ok to make up vile nonsense.