So, if the Muslim community gets an apology from the pope, as well as his "total and profound respect," why not the gay community? It's a good question, and I think it deserves an answer. After all, according to the Catholics, the Muslims are just as hellbound as we sodomites - rejecting Christ and loving people of the same gender are both hellfire-able offences - and therefore, one assumes, just as sinful.
"What about the bigotry he encourages every time he refers to the biblical belief that homosexuality is sinful and ignores disease, poverty and war to set up conferences particularly to address the life threatening issue of gay marriage?
If Pope Benedict XVI is going to apologise to the Muslim community he must be consistent and apologise to the gay community for every hate crime he encourages."