A Christian Dodger Player took a bold hard stand for his faith… and risked his career.
When the Dodgers invited… then uninvited… then invited again an anti-Catholic, anti-Christian blasphemous drag queen group dressed as nuns, to be honored during a game, Clayton Kershaw and a few others courageously spoke out against it.
Here are 7 things you should know about Clayton and others said, the Dodgers Pride Night, and the drag queen Nuns…
1. Anti-Catholic/Christian bigotry|
The LA Dodgers and Blue Shield of California decided to promote an Anti-Catholic/Christian group in front of kids, families, and Christians.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence use of religious imagery is blasphemous.
The plan was to give these drag queens a Community Hero Award…
Not the police…Not the Firefighters… Not the military… drag queens dressed as nuns.
2. Who are the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are an anti-Catholic group of gay and transgender drag queens that dress in lewd and sexualized outfits that mock Roman Catholic nuns.
Founded in 1979, the group has gained notoriety for their public mockery of the Catholic/Christian religion.
They prance around “performing” in S&M/Bondage apparel and sexy lingerie, simulating sodomy.
They also hold a simulated mass called the “Condom Savior Mass,” which preaches that “the latex host is the flesh for the life of the world.” They also host pub crawls mocking the Stations of the Cross and the Eucharist.
The group’s motto is “Go and sin some more.” This, of course, is a blasphemous perversion of Jesus’ command to “Go and sin no more.”
They often perform in front of children and dress in sexualized versions of Jesus and Mary. The event is known as “The Monster Show: Easter with the Sisters,” and they post on their announcements, “Why not party with these nuns the way God intended, at a Drag Show!” On Easter Sunday, they have an event called “The Peep Show,” featuring “Foxy Mary” and “Hunky Jesus.”
They also host pub crawls mocking the Stations of the Cross and even the Eucharist.
As soon as the Dodgers announced the event, there was pushback… by fans, players, people of faith, and even by politicians.
3. Political PushbackS.
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida wrote a letter of complaint to Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.
Due to pressure from Sen. Rubio and others, the Dodgers reversed course and uninvited the Sisters.
Here’s part of Sen. Rubio’s letter below:
Dear Commissioner Manfred:
Recently, you stated that Major League Baseball needs to “make decisions that are as inclusive and welcoming to everyone as possible and keep us as apolitical as possible.” I write to ask whether your League wants to be “inclusive and welcoming” to Christians, and if so, why you are allowing an MLB team to honor a group that mocks Christians through diabolical parodies of our faith.
Dodgers Vice President of Marketing Erik Braverman said that the team’s LGBTQ+ Pride Night is meant to “foster an atmosphere of acceptance for all.” Los Angeles’s many Catholics surely find that claim outrageous, but his words resemble your own closely enough that I am addressing you now to clear up any confusion about where the League stands on this matter.
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? Do you believe such an award is “apolitical”?
Major League Baseball, as a private organization in a free country, can give awards to whatever groups it chooses no matter how loathsome. But baseball has always been tied to our nation’s values, at the heart of which is faith in God. It would be an outrage and a tragedy if the MLB, in pursuit of modern, secular, and indeed anti-religious “values,” rebuked that faith and the millions of believing fans who cherish the sport.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida
The Dodgers then disinvited the group until pressure from LGBTQ groups pressured the Dodgers to keep the Sisters on the program…
Although the Dodgers “disinvited” the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, they caved in to the woke mob and reinvited them.
Here is the Dodgers’ apologetic “official re-invitation:”
After much thoughtful feedback from our diverse communities, honest conversation within the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and generous discussions with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Los Angeles Dodgers would like to offer our sincerest apologies to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, members of the LGBTQ+ community and their friends and families.
We have asked the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to take their place on the field at our 10th annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night on June 16th. We are pleased to share that they have agreed to receive the gratitude of our collective communities for the lifesaving work that they have done tirelessly for decades.
In the weeks ahead, we will continue to work with our LGBTQ+ partners to be better educated ourselves, find ways to strengthen the ties that bind, and use our platform to support all of our fans who make up the diversity of the Dodgers family.
This decision has caused the silent majority to speak out.
Now the Dodgers are feeling the repercussions of what many are calling the “Bud Light effect” …
The whole situation has put a bad taste in people’s mouths, and many fans, especially Christians, are boycotting the team
5. A Compromise: At least Clayton Kershaw stood up for his values
Clayton Kershaw is a longtime L.A. Dodger player, and a Cy Young Award winner. He is certain to be a first-ballot hall of famer and is definitely one of the greatest pitchers of all time.
For him, and any other player, to speak out against the team… against the order of trans and queer nuns, and against what the LGBTQ and Pride Night Association groups wanted took courage and boldness… and has resulted in huge criticism.
This could endanger his career and advertising opportunities.
Kershaw disagreed with the Dodgers’ decision, saying, “I don’t agree with making fun of other people’s religions. I just don’t think that no matter what religion you are, you should make fun of somebody else’s religion.”
He asked the team to relaunch the club’s Christian Faith and Family Day, and the Dodger’s agreed.
“I think we were always going to do Christian Faith Day this year, but I think the timing of our announcement was sped up,” said Kershaw. “For us, we felt like the best thing to do in response was, instead of maybe making a statement condemning or anything like that, would be just to instead try to show what we do support, as opposed to maybe what we don’t. And that was Jesus. So to make Christian Faith Day, our response is what we felt like the best decision.”
In reference to Christian Faith Day, Kershaw said, “It’s our opportunity to be able to kind of share our testimony of what we believe in and why we believe in it, and how that affects our performance on the field. It’s a great opportunity to see the platform that Jesus has given us and how to use that for his glory and not ours.”
The Dodgers will reinstate the Christian Faith and Family Day and hopefully, the good news of Jesus Christ will be proclaimed to many.
6. Other baseball players speak out
A few other players spoke out.Blake Treinen said, “I’m disappointed to see the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence being honored at Dodger Stadium. Many of their performances are blasphemous, and their work displays hate and mockery of Catholics and Christian faith. Inviting the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to perform disenfranchises a large community and promotes hate of Christians and people of faith. This single event alienates the fans and supporters of the Dodgers, Major League Baseball, and professional sports. People like baseball for its entertainment value and competition. The fans do not want propaganda or politics forced on them. The debacle with Bud Light and target should be a warning to companies and professional sports to stay true to their brand and leave the propaganda and politics off field.”Trevor Williams weighed in saying, “As a devout Catholic, I am deeply troubled by the Dodgers’ decision to re-invite and honor the group the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at their Pride Night this year… To invite and honor a group that makes a blatant and deeply offensive mockery of my religion, and the religion of over 4 million people in Los Angeles county alone, undermines the values of respect and inclusivity that should be upheld by any organization.”
7. It’s sad that this has happened
There’s an old saying, “That’s as American as baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie (and some people added Chevy to it).
Baseball represented the Great American Pastime… Something truly American that represented American values.
It emboldened the virtues of fairness and hard work. It represented the American Dream. Every player has an equal chance to be successful.
But sadly, baseball, along with other sports, has become politicized, and radical ideologies promoted.
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