(LifeSiteNews) – Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Blake Treinen has joined teammate Clayton Kershaw in decrying the team’s decision to re-invite the blasphemous Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to receive an honor at the team’s June 16 Pride Night.
Treinen released a statement via the Twitter account of his friend, Sean Feucht.
“I am disappointed to see the Sister’s [sic] of Perpetual Indulgence being honored as heroes at Dodger Stadium. Many of their performances are blasphemous, and their work only displays hate and mockery of Catholics and the Christian faith,” Treinen wrote.
I understand that playing baseball is a privilege, and not a right. My convictions in Jesus Christ will always come first. Since I have been with the Dodger’s they have been at the forefront of supporting a wide variety of groups. However, inviting the Sister’s [sic] 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 the field.
I believe Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins. I believe the word of God is true, and in Galatians 6:7 it says, “do not be deceived, God cannot be mocked; a man reaps what he sows.” This group openly mocks Jesus Christ, the cornerstone of my faith, and I want to make it clear that I do not agree with nor support the decision of the Dodger’s to “honor” the Sister’s [sic] of Perpetual Indulgence.
“But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15.
Treinen’s statement came just hours after Washington Nationals pitcher and devout Catholic Trevor Williams had taken to Twitter urging baseball fans to boycott the Dodgers.
“I encourage my fellow Catholics to reconsider their support of an organization that allows this type of mockery of its fans to occur,” Williams wrote.
“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,” the Nationals pitcher declared.