Actually. Though many clergymen do not condemn homosexuality, believing the bible states one should love all of mankind, Catholic dogma states that though homosexual feelings are not a sin, homosexual acts are. My statement was about practicing homosexuals, and thus sinners who should be put to death according to church law.
Is it the statutes of the Law of Moses you are referring to here, or some medieval canons building on it? It's a long time since those sources ceased being used as actual enforced law in their literal sense.
I can see where you're coming from, but your argument is like saying everyone who claims to be a believing Jew must be an ultra-orthodox and shut his family off from modern society, or he/she can't be a real Jew.
Even if antipathy to homosexual practices is an entrenched position in some strata of the Roman Catholic community, that's more of a reflection of the surrounding society and its history. If you'd made a gallup among Christians - at least literate Christians - two hundred years ago, you would have found that many of them - of those who answered - supported black slavery and were very much against what we know as democracy. But that's changed over time: those persuasions were more to do with ingrained social attitudes than with religious dogma, and Christians have played a real, active role in shaping democracy and in many popular movements of liberation: the Civil Rights movement in the US, Solidarity in Communist Poland and the moral and human support it received from the Catholic church, Christian movements working for redressing of global economic balance, debt clearing and humanitarian and political aid, to name just a few.
Also, many Catholics don't obey all that the Vatican is saying.