Religious conservatives and pro-Catholic individuals thought they had secured a win in the ongoing “culture war” after the Los Angeles Dodgers shared that they would renounce their invitation of “The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” to their Pride Night event in June. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was one of – if not the – most outspoken legislators condemning the decision to include the anti-Catholic group before the Dodgers decided to reverse course.
However, the after facing another wave of backlash from the other side of the political spectrum, the Dodgers have decided to reverse course again, re-inviting the group to their Pride Night and presenting them with the “Community Hero Award.”
The anti-Catholic group has been described as “activist drag queen performers” which include men dressing as nuns and participating in bar crawls that imitate and ridicule the Stations of the Cross. Their motto is “Go forth and sin some more!” and have been accused of tricking an Archbishop to defile the Holy Eucharist, the most important sacrament in the Catholic faith, as well as a slew of shocking practices.
In their statement re-inviting the group, the Dodgers offered their “sincerest apologies” to the Sisters, as well as stating that they will continue to “better educate” themselves.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 22, 2023
“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 better educate 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,” said the Dodgers in their statement.
Sen. Rubio shared his disappointment in the Dodgers’ decision to re-invite the group.
Shamefully, (but not surprisingly) the @dodgers have been bullied into apologizing to & “re-inviting” a group of anti-catholic bigots
Today our great country is controlled by socio-political ruling elites who don’t just tolerate anti-Christian bigotry, they encourage &… https://t.co/YcVqkqaoDy
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 23, 2023
“Shamefully, (but not surprisingly) the dodgers have been bullied into apologizing to & “re-inviting” a group of anti-catholic bigots. Today our great country is controlled by socio-political ruling elites who don’t just tolerate anti-Christian bigotry, they encourage & celebrate it,” stated Sen. Rubio.
Groups such as CatholicVote have vowed to raise funds to run an ad campaign against the Dodgers and their decision to include the Sisters throughout Los Angeles and during in-game broadcasts.