Now to the point...
I'm conservative/libertarian, raised Catholic & democrat. (Glad to be rid of those ideologies)
In my world, everyone has a right to believe what they feel is right.
The Pope's words upset the LGBT folks the same way their words upset so many evangelicals - because it goes against your world-view, it MUST be wrong... and in fact, banned.
Many posters here would like to see all gays either killed, re-programmed, or remain in hiding.
Many gays believe Christians are hollow in their souls... because they hate gays.
There's the rub.
Anyone who knows gay people has come to terms with the fact that there's no 'choice' involved with their sexual orientation.
No young person would choose to be gay.
It's very difficult.