There are now 56 comments on this article, 7 of which are mine. Almost all the rest are from very conservative and homophobic Roman Catholics.
This set of comments includes almost every major assertion used to deny queer Catholics their rights:
it's a disorder, like alcoholism
it's a choice
it's a mortal sin
gay is OK but gay sex is sinful
tradition teaches us that its wrong
the bishops have the magisterial authority
it's a cross to bear
the bible tells us it's wrong
some things really are black or white
This thread should be read by anyone attempting to understand the homophobia embraced by the rank and file of American Catholicism.