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USCCB staff member who linked Satan, homosexuality’s origins resigns

November 07, 2011

Following the publication of a column that linked Satan with the origins of same-sex attractions, Daniel Avila has resigned as policy advisor for the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Avila had retracted his column before tendering his resignation.


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  • Posted by: rpp - Nov. 07, 2011 6:39 PM ET USA

    I am with James, where is the theological error? I mean, really?

  • Posted by: James Matthew Wilson - Nov. 07, 2011 9:26 AM ET USA

    The press release says: "The Pilot also issued an apology on its website for "for having failed to recognize the theological error in the column before publication." What theological error? If homosexuality is "objectively disordered," then there must be some principle that leads to the disorder, and the law of sin constitutes the disorder. Christians believe that it was through the fall of the angels that sin first entered creation. Does the Pilot hold Avila in error, or Christianity?