I think the thing is this.
Remember that the Church did not actually lead the Crusade. The Church said, we need to stop this muslim agression and aid our orthodox brothers. Who will help?
It was nobles, professional soldiers, and even peasents that went on the Crusade. Sure there were some Church members who actually accompanied the Crusaders, but not a whole lot. I think you need to study the Crusades more in depth as well. It was not a single very long string of attrocities, nor was it one long war. The Crusades were several wars, each with different perspectives.
The Crusades were truly a war that’s purpose was to protect and rewin the Holy Land from those who would not allow pilgrims to enter. The Crusades were not even begun until the Byzantine emporer asked for aid from the West.
I would study more into the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition and see if they are what our perceptions of them are.
A lone Raven