Freedom of conscience is not the right to brand a human minority as sinful. Catholic teachings with respect to LGBTQ people are foul, evil and disgusting. People who who subscribe to the notion that LGBTQ people are sinful are as foul, evil, and disgusting as members of the KKK.
You don’t get a pass for a hurting minorities because you call it religion.
The pews are emptying out because your church teaches ugly, horrifying doctrine, and because people won’t put up with it.
Keep exercising your foul and evil conscience. Watch us grind you and your Church into the ground.
Decent people know evil when they see it. Decent people flee from it. And that’s why Americans are abandoning Catholic teaching en masse.