The doctrine of popularism drives many religions. They have to appeal to the prejudices of the masses. They never learn from the outcomes of the hate they preach. The sad thing is the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church. They are the ones that the populous should be protesting about for the crimes committed by their leaders. They are the ones whose actions perpetuate harmful bigotry against LGBTQ+. It suits the Catholic Church to pursue this agenda. It is one of the ways that they gain recruits to the priesthood. They prey on young gay men questioning their sexuality, persuading them that their salvation lies in becoming priests. And we know what the outcomes of this can be.