Finally, a major corporation makes the right decision!
The Los Angeles Dodgers, on the verge of their annual Pride Night event, have disinvited a controversial group due to their mocking of Catholics and Christians. The so-called “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,” a group of gay and trans men that dress up as Catholic figures, including nuns, were to have received the team’s Community Hero Award in a ceremony during the 10th annual event before the June 16 game against the San Francisco Giants. Instead, after much pushback from the Catholic community, they have been bounced from the gala.
The Dodgers said in a statement via ESPN:
“Given the strong feelings of people who have been offended by the sisters’ inclusion in our evening, and in an effort not to distract from the great benefits that we have seen over the years of Pride Night, we are deciding to remove them from this year’s group of honorees,”
Of course, the mainstream media is attempting to portray the group as little more than whimsical folks that raise money and awareness by only releasing information that portrays the group in a positive light, such as this:
The group’s mission statement says the nonprofit is devoted “to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment.”
“We use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit,” according to the group’s website.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that the franchise will no longer be honoring a group of drag performers that mock the Catholic faith on June 16 during the team’s LGBTQ+ Pride Night after receiving criticism from Catholic leaders. #breaking https://t.co/SUSKOFvU4B
— Catholic News Agency (@cnalive) May 17, 2023
The truth of the matter is, according to Turning Point, USA, the group is much more sinister:
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were created in 1979 and are most commonly known for attending protests dressed in nun costumes and drag. The group’s motto “Go and sin some more” is a parody of Jesus’ commandment to “Go and sin no more.” The group also hosts an ‘Easter’ ceremony that mocks Jesus and Mary.
Upon learning of the controversial, anti-Catholic group being honored by the Dodgers, Senator Marco Rubio, a practicing Catholic, penned a letter to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred:
“Do you believe that the Los Angeles Dodgers are being ‘inclusive and welcoming to everyone’ by giving an award to a group of gay and transgender drag performers that intentionally mocks and degrades Christians — and not only Christians, but nuns, who devote their lives to serving others?” the Florida Republican wrote.
On Thursday, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence said the group wasn’t anti-Catholic, which based on clear evidence, is simply a lie. They went on to play the victim card, and LA Pride declined to participate in the Dodgers event.
“The Dodgers capitulated in response to hateful and misleading information from people outside their community,” the group said.
LA Pride, which organizes an annual Pride parade and festival, said in a statement it was “very disappointed” in the Dodgers’ decision.
“As a result and in solidarity with our community, LA Pride will not be participating in this year’s Dodgers Pride Night event,” the statement said.
The group can cry until their makeup runs. The Dodgers made the right decision, and in fact, how about just playing a baseball game and keeping the rhetoric and politics OUTSIDE of the stadium?
It is rare when anyone will stand up for Christians or Catholics, and the Dodgers are to be commended for doing the right thing.
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