- The Los Angeles Dodgers have faced backlash from Christian groups after reinviting LGBTQ group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to their Pride Night on June 16.
- Initially, the team decided to disinvite the group in response to objections from Christians who were displeased about the award planned for the group at the event.
- Following the decision to reinvite them, CatholicVote declared its intentions to resume its campaign against the Dodgers, labeling the move as a “slap in the face of every Catholic.”
In a move that’s stirred controversy, the Los Angeles Dodgers have decided to reinvite the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a contentious LGBTQ group, to their Pride Night scheduled for June 16.
This decision follows the team’s initial choice to disinvite the group due to uproar from Christian quarters.
The Dodgers had originally planned to present the group with a community Hero Award during the event.
However, opposition from Christian groups, who took issue with the Sisters’ provocative actions and anti-Catholic sentiments, led to a temporary rescinding of the invitation.
The reinvitation of the Sisters has reignited the outrage, prompting CatholicVote to pledge a return to its campaign urging the Dodgers to distance themselves from the group.
Brian Burch, CatholicVote President, vowed to launch a series of advertisements against the team, hoping to attract attention from advertisers, season ticket holders, charities, and fans to rally against what they perceive as anti-Catholic hate.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is known for their flamboyant mockery of Catholicism through drag queen-inspired nun costumes and provocative performances.
Critics accuse them of bigotry and anti-Catholic sentiments, and these criticisms grew louder after the Dodgers’ recent reinvitation.