In a sleight of hand that fooled exactly no one, the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday announced they will host a “Christian Faith and Family Day” in July. This, of course, came after a giant misstep embroiled the baseball franchise in controversy.
Management first invited, then uninvited, then re-invited the anti-Catholic drag group “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” to participate in team Pride activities.
This group prides itself on mocking the faithful as adult men don costumes and makeup depicting perverted nuns. They regularly degrade Jesus and his mother Mary in ways that would not be acceptable if they targeted any other religious group.
As a side note, some in the left wing media now refer to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as a satirical drag group. This is somehow supposed to convey a degree of legitimacy to an organization dedicated to perversion and mockery of faith.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles was having none of the team’s flip flops on an organization that described itself as a “leading-edge order of queer and trans nuns.”
The Dodgers have announced a relaunch of their Christian Faith and Family Day.https://t.co/ki9M95Uwg9
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Church officials were clear. “The decision to honor a group that clearly mocks the Catholic faith and makes light of the sincere and holy vocations of our women religious [orders]…is what has caused disappointment, concern, anger, and dismay from our Catholic community.”
Announcing a day to celebrate the Christian faith after celebrating a group that regularly trashes these same beliefs is not enough.
As Bishop Robert Barron of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester tweeted, “If you really want to reach out to Christians, don’t celebrate anti-Christian hate groups.”
Lila Rose, the pro-life stalwart who is president of Live Action, made her feelings clear in a tweet. “This doesn’t make up for publicly degrading nuns and sponsoring an anti-Christian hate group.”
She added that if the Dodgers truly cared to set things right, they would “cut ties with the LGBT hate group you awarded, and donate some of your significant revenue to real sisters who are serving the poor.”
Mollie Hemmingway of The Federalist was even more blunt. She asked if the Dodgers on their “Christian Faith and Family Day” intended to reuse the same cross on which the hate group performed a “blasphemous pole dance?”