…But yeah–I guess what’s especially strange for me is hearing people who were raised Catholic talk about the Church as if it’s a group of people in a room, who may be "supportive" or may be not. When to me, it’s the Bride of Christ or it’s nothing. If I had to pick a religion based on which people were more awesome, there’s just no way I’d be Catholic. If it’s a bunch of people in "the bright room called day" of history, why on earth would anyone convert?
If the Catholic Church is just your experience, you should stop. Because that bunch of people has done horrible things. That bunch of people is not a good-enough grounding for ethics.