Christians Protest Dodgers’ Disrespectful Endorsement Of Blasphemous Organization
Controversy continues to surround the Los Angeles Dodgers as they face backlash for their decision to honor an anti-Christian drag queen organization during their Pride Night event.
Thousands of protesters, representing various religious faiths, gathered together on Friday to express their dissatisfaction with the Dodgers’ choice, claiming that it insults Catholics and the Christian faith in general.
Thousands of religious protesters gather outside Dodgers stadium to oppose anti-Christian drag queen group https://t.co/rOesXzyD6d
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The drag group in question, known as the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, is infamous for organizing performances that are seen as blasphemous and grotesque, specifically targeting Catholic and Christian beliefs. This has sparked religious objections against the LGBTQ agenda, resulting in a heated debate surrounding the team’s decision.
Hours before the Pride event, protesters gathered outside the Dodgers stadium to express their discontent. As the demonstration gained momentum, it grew to include thousands of participants, according to reports from Fox News.
Jesse Holguin, one of the protesters, explained the diverse representation of faiths among the demonstrators, stating, “We’re just here, all the faiths are standing united, all the different denominations, even Catholics, Christians, we’re just all united for our love of Christ.”
The demonstration included several speakers, including a Jewish Rabbi, who expressed solidarity with the Catholic community. Public prayers were also offered during the protest. In a show of unity, over a thousand protesters marched in procession to the front of the Dodgers stadium, making their voices heard.
Anthony Rodriguez, another protester, stressed the unwavering commitment of the demonstrators, saying, “We’re hoping that the Dodgers will see the amount of Catholics and Christians that are showing up here today, peacefully, and showing that we’re not budging. We’re drawing a line in the sand, and we’re putting our faith first.”
The Dodgers had caved to the mounting backlash right after its initial announcement and revoked the Community Heroes award they had planned to give to the drag group. However, the team’s decision was quickly reversed following pressure from left-leaning sportswriters and activists.
An official statement from the Dodgers’ social media account expressed regret over their initial decision to rescind the award and announced that they would be re-inviting the drag show group to their upcoming “Pride Night” on June 16.
“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,” the statement read.
However, not even the team’s efforts to appease the religious faction with “Christian Faith and Family Day” at the stadium could reduce the impact of the blow the event would serve on the faces of critics.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, whose motto is “go and sin some more,” regularly dress as religious figures, including Jesus and Mary. They often organize events that mock Catholic practices such as the Stations of the Cross and the Eucharist. Not long ago, they hosted a “Peep Show” themed Easter party in which they had a Hunky Jesus contest, to the dismay of Catholics and Christians alike.