Dodgers re-invite anti-Catholic group to Pride Night after uproar
The Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday decided to invite the Sisters of Indulgence back to their Pride Night program next month after removing the left-wing group of so-called “trans nuns” from their honor roll.
“After much thoughtful feedback from our diverse communities, honest conversations within the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and generous discussions with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, our team from the Los Angeles Dodgers, LGBTQ+ members, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence I would like to sincerely apologize. community and their friends and family,” the organization said.
“We have asked the Sisters of Eternal Joy to take their place on the field at our 10th annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night on June 16th. We are happy to share that they have agreed to receive thanks for the life-saving work they have done tirelessly for decades in our collective communities.
“In the coming weeks, we will continue to work with our LGBTQ+ partners to better educate ourselves, find ways to strengthen the relationships that make up our platform to support all of our fans who make up the diversity of the Dodgers family. use.”
The MLB team announced it would honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of “queer and trans nuns,” during a June 16 event, but the decision drew immediate backlash from religious groups given its history of anti-Catholic messages. And shocking performances
The team said last week that it would no longer honor the group during upcoming LGBTQ events.
“Given the strong feelings of people upset about the inclusion of sisters in our evening, and in an effort not to distract from the great benefits we have seen over the years of Pride Night, we are making the decision to remove them. bunch of honors this year,” the Dodgers said Wednesday.
The following day, LA Pride announced that it would no longer participate in the event.
The Dodgers received backlash from Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and the religious advocacy group Catholicquote for allowing the group to participate in its festivities.
The Dodgers’ decisions on the anti-Catholic group come amid a trend for popular companies to sponsor individuals with controversial viewpoints and lifestyles.
Bud Light recently came under fire for teaming up with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, and people across the country began boycotting the brand as a result of the campaign.