The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Friday that they will be hosting a "Christian Faith and Family Day," days after the team re-invited a group of self-described "queer and trans nuns" to their annual Pride Night.
The team offered few details about the "Christian Faith and Family Day" other than it will occur on July 30. The event was announced by Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who has been outspoken about his Christian faith throughout his career. The team had previously held Christian-themed days prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Dodgers have been mired in controversy ever since it was revealed that the team planned to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a gay performance group, at their annual Pride Night.
The group's invitation to the game was condemned by Catholics and Christians, who noted that the self-professed "queer and trans nuns" engaged in displays that included a pole dancing routine on a cross. The group's motto is "Go and sin some more."
The Dodger's announcement of the "Christian Faith and Family Day" was met with a frosty reception from prominent Catholics who said the gesture was insufficient.
"Not enough, Dodgers. If you really want to reach out to Christians, donít celebrate anti-Christian hate groups," tweeted Bishop Robert Barron of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester in (as po'd say EFFIN) Minnesota.
CatholicVote announced Friday that it is launching a $1 million ad campaign to urge people to boycott the Dodgers, according to Fox News.
"There is no place for anti-Catholic bigotry, mocking of religious sisters, or celebrating a perverse activist group whose identity is marked by blasphemy and mockery of Catholics," Burch told the Dodgers in a letter.
pb's trying to imagine the Dodgers honoring a (say) anti-Taliban hate group. Eh!!!!!?
This is a national story. Pride Month at MLB stadiums is gunna be a hoot this year. Baha baha bahahahahahahahahahaha baha!