I too applaud the Pope for securing and defining the position of the church on homosexuality. When it comes to people who are fraudulently representing the church and by extension Christ, they should be given clear directives on how to correct that. The Vatican has taken this a redemptive step forward by recommending that homosexual identified priests overcome their homosexuality before entering the priesthood.
According to the AP report, "The Instruction said men "who practice homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called `gay culture'" cannot be admitted to seminaries. The only exception would be for those with a "transitory problem" that had been overcome for at least three years."
Homosexual clergy, hidden or otherwise, in any denomination which eschews homosexuality, are a threat to that church's spiritual well being. Those who "come out" in protest are doing the church a favor. I pray that they come out and resign.