"Christ tolerated married priests, wanted the Church to move to a celibate priestly clergy"
Well, this does hurt. I am accustomed to Catholics of both Roman and Byzantine rites being hesitant about or against married clergy for a variety of reasons. Believers worry that a married priest won't have time to minister to them because of family concerns. They are worried that married clergy would be impossible to financially support. They're concerned that a married man ordained to the priesthood would cause scandal if his family situation is less than ideal. And then there are theological reasons to give preference to celibate clergy.