L.A. Dodgers Back Down, Disinvite Offensive Anti-Catholic Trans Group From Pride Night

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As my colleague Matt Philbin wrote, the Los Angeles Dodgers were planning on giving a “Community Hero” award on Pride Night in June to the L.A. chapter of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group that openly mocks the Catholic faith and excels in portraying lewd acts while dressed in faux Catholic wear.


But after backlash from its fan base, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Catholic League president Rob Donahue, advocacy group CatholicVote, and others, the team has changed its tune:

“This year, as part of a full night of programming, we invited a number of groups to join us. We are now aware that our inclusion of one group in particular — The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence — in this year’s Pride Night has been the source of some controversy,” the Dodgers wrote in a statement released Wednesday.

“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’ve seen over the years of Pride Night, we are deciding to remove them from this year’s group of honorees,” it said.

What’s the problem with celebrating The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence? Aren’t we supposed to be inclusive? RedState‘s Philbin explains:

Again, this is not run-of-the-mill Pride Night stuff. As Donohue points out, this ain’t the Gay Men’s Choir:

These homosexual bigots are known for simulating sodomy while dressed as nuns. They like to feature a “Condom Savior Mass,” one that describes how the “Latex Host is the flesh for the life of the world.” The “Sisters” go by names such as “Sister Homo Fellatio” and “Sister Joyous Reserectum.” Just last month, they held an event mocking Our Blessed Mother and Jesus on Easter Sunday.


What the heck were the Dodgers thinking, when Hispanic, predominantly Catholic fans are estimated to make up 43 percent of their fan base? The other question that comes to mind is, why does it seem like Christianity and especially Catholicism are the only religions you’re allowed to mock? Philbin hysterically points out that groups titled the “Mincing Imams,” or the “Twerking Rabbis,” or an organization that mocks gays would never in a million years be invited.

CatholicVote president Brian Burch welcomed the decision, but also had the same question:

“We are pleased that the Dodgers reconsidered their decision to honor an anti-Catholic hate group known for their gross mockery of Catholic nuns,” he said Wednesday in a statement. “While we continue to wonder how such a group was selected in the first place, this incident should serve as a wake-up call for all religious believers: unchecked woke corporations have no qualms about exploiting people of faith.”


Marco Rubio was pleased with the disinvite, sounding almost incredulous that common sense actually won out in the Golden State:

It’s the right decision by the Dodgers organization, but it’s a sign of how far our society has fallen that anyone ever thought it was a good idea to invite this hateful (and overtly sexualized) group in the first place. See this tweet from the Sisters, with photos of the winners of their Hunky Jesus EASTER contest, and ask yourself if families out for a ball game need to see this.

I am not in the business of harassing or discriminating against anyone, regardless of their lifestyle choices. But why do we have to put such an emphasis on other people’s sexual preferences and identities? Nobody gives a rat’s ass about mine, nor should they.

In essence, I wonder: why can’t I go to the stadium and just watch baseball?


See Also:

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