November 3, 2011

Apology, my ass

The Pilot, the catholic rag that posted David Avila's evil screed against gay people, wherein he said same-sex attraction is the work of Satan, has posted his "apology". It's not an apology. Here it is:

"Statements made in my column, 'Some fundamental questions on same-sex attraction' of October 28, do not represent the position of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the column was not authorized for publication as is required policy for staff of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 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. Likewise, the Church proclaims the sanctity of marriage as the permanent, faithful, fruitful union of one man and one woman. The Church opposes, as I do too, all unjust discrimination and the violence against persons that unjust discrimination inspires. I deeply apologize for the hurt and confusion that this column has caused." 
That says absolutely nothing. How can you apologize when you don't even note who you're apologizing to? To the popey guy? To Catholics? To jeebus? There's certainly no reason to think Avila's words are directed at gay people, especially since he felt a compulsion to inject the one-man/one-woman bigotry into the middle of his "apology".

I vomit on your apology, David Avila. You seem to be hateful scum.

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