Dan Savage: My priest helped me come out

Via Joe My God. Video below the fold. I’ll say in advance that I don’t think this reflects well on the Catholic Church:

Relative to some of the alternatives, it’s great that this priest was able to help a young gay kid not make the same mistakes he did. But it would have been much better if the Catholic Church had not been pushing so many gay men into the closet in the first place. It would also be much better if the Catholic Church weren’t currently full of closet cases taking out their inner turmoil on the rest of the world.

Catholics: why aren't you Protestant?
Why is anybody still Catholic? (not a rhetorical question)
Sources documenting what the Catholic Church has (and has not) defrocked priests for?
Peter van Inwagen's argument for Christianity