Shows how stupid they are. The Church preaches the natural law, which is the will of the creator embedded in human nature. The natural law can not be voted on. The Church can not change it. No pope can make a pronouncement to change it.
The Church can change things like laws about priests marrying, but it can not allow gay “marriage.”
Exactly. Every time a new Pope comes in we will always get this, "I hope this time we get a Pope who will change X, Y, and Z". - Well, he can't and won't.
The Catholic Church is based on universal truths. What was true in the beginning of time, will be true at the end.
The problem is that most liberal morality is conditional or temporal. The concept of a universal truth is beyond them.
“The natural law can not be voted on.”
Correct, But some do so anyway.
“Isn’t it time for the church, which is supposed to be an inclusive, generous, giving organization, to move ahead on gay rights?”
You don’t compromise with the devil.