(LifeSiteNews) — The Catholic League has documented a list of hateful anti-Catholic actions by the drag “nuns” who are to be awarded by the Los Angeles Dodgers, which include a “Condom Savior Mass” and a St. John Paul II era-burning of the pope in effigy.
On Wednesday, Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League and longtime critic of the mock order “The Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence,” published a history of the group detailing some of their most offensive performances apart from the reenactment of Christ’s crucifixion with a man “pole dancing” on the cross, which was recently highlighted by Bishop Robert Barron, former Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have decided to honor the blasphemous anti-Catholic drag group, the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence”, with a Community Hero Award on June 16, the Feast of the Sacred Heart.
This blatant contempt for the Catholic faith cannot go unchallenged.
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The Major League Baseball franchise said it had decided to honor the group — which engages in deliberately offensive sexualized burlesque mockeries of Catholicism — after initially canceling plans to do so when the public expressed outrage.
“After much thoughtful feedback from our diverse communities, honest conversations 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.
In one move, you managed to turn off conservatives and slap Christians in the face with disgusting drag nuns. What a disgrace you’ve become. Was recently at a game. Won’t be coming back.— Courrielche⚡️ (@courrielche) May 23, 2023
The baseball team said it will ask the sacrilegious group “to take their place on the field at our 10th annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night on June 16th.”
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The Dodgers’ Monday announcement comes after it previously agreed to dis-invite the group after outrage by Catholics and other conservatives.
Among others, Catholic Vote and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida vocally objected to the decision to honor the so-called “sisters.”
“Given the strong feelings of people who have been offended by the sisters’ inclusion in our evening, and in an effort not to distract from the great benefits that we have seen over the years of Pride Night, we are deciding to remove them from this year’s group of honorees,” the team said in a since-deleted May 17 announcement.
San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone had previously thanked the Dodgers for their decision to roll back the invitation.
In its Monday statement, after apologizing for temporarily dis-inviting the anti-Catholic hate group, the Dodgers promised 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 our fans who make diversity part of the Dodgers family.”
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Conservatives responded on social media by slamming the baseball team for caving.
“Yes, it is vital that the national pastime honor and support those who mock religion and decency,” reacted Daily Wire co-founder and podcaster Ben Shapiro.
“The Gay Mafia will always extract their payment for ‘protection,’ said Crisis magazine editor-in-chief Eric Sammons.
Some social media users hinted that the team should face the same backlash as beer company Bud Light, which is continuing to endure a massive boycott after its decision to honor transgender-identifying TikTok activist Dylan Mulvaney.
But the Dodgers weren’t always woke and divorced from traditional religious practice.
Former Dodgers great Sandy Koufax, a left-handed pitcher who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in fame in 1972, famously refused to pitch during Game 1 of the World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur, the most important holy day in the Jewish calendar. He previously opted out of games that landed on Passover and Rosh Hashanah.
And Koufax wasn’t alone in living an active faith. Legendary announcer Vin Scully, the “Voice of the Dodgers” for 67 years, was a staunch Catholic. Scully, who passed away last year at age 94, was described by Catholic News Agency’s Jonah McKeown as “a devout Catholic who found in his faith a source of joy and comfort and sought to share it with others through personal kindness and philanthropy.”
As LifeSiteNews previously reported, Scully was devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and even narrated a two-CD audio recording of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 2016.
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Among the group’s most blasphemous and deliberately offensive stunts includes a so-called “Condom Savior Mass” they twice held. According to Donahue, during the second such mock “Mass,” they “read from a text of the “Condom Savior Consecration.”:
“The Latex Host is the flesh for the life of the world. Just as the Creator who has life sent us, we have life because of the Condom Savior. Those who feed on this latex will have life because of it. This is the bread that comes down from Heaven, and, unlike those who eat not and therefore die, those who feed on this bread shall live forever!”
In response to Pope John Paul II’s visit to San Francisco, the “sisters” burned the pope in effigy, and were “granted a tax-exempt status after trashing Pope John Paul II’s visit … ”
Donahue pointed out that the mock order has been so offensive that they have sparked the anger of self-identified “gay” writers. For example, in 2011, Andrew Sullivan, a vocal advocate for “gay marriage,” called the Sisters’ “Hunky Jesus” event a form of “blasphemy” in a column for the Daily Beast.
Back in 1993, Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen, the authors of After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90s, wrote in reference to the drag “nuns,” “‘Fringe’ gay groups ought to have the tact to withdraw voluntarily from public appearance at gay parades, marches, and rallies, but they don’t care whether they fatally compromise the rest of us.”
Donahue argued in a Thursday column that support to invite the group shows anti-Catholic animus is “alive and well.”
“Local government officials also hate Catholics,” asserted Donohue, pointing to Democrat Rep. Robert Garcia’s statement that the decision to disinvite the “sisters” was “shameful” and done to “divide and separate our community.”
He added that Democrat Rep. Jimmy Gomez has expressed “stron[g]” support for the anti-Catholic drag “nuns,” as have Ashleigh Aitken, the mayor of Anaheim, and the ACLU of Southern California, “a proverbial hater of Catholics.”
While the Dodgers had previously canceled their decision to grant a “Community Hero Award” to the mock order due to outrage over the plans, including from CatholicVote and Rubio, they backtracked on Monday with an announcement that they apologized to the “sisters” and decided to honor them as previously planned.
The reversal came after LA Pride, which puts on the annual LA Pride Parade and Festival, and Los Angeles LGBT Center had warned they would skip the Dodgers’ Pride Night in protest, The Daily Wire reported. This year, the Dodgers’ “LGBTQ+ Pride Night” falls on the Feast of the Sacred Heart.
Local Catholic bishops and lay Catholic figureheads across the U.S. have since resoundingly condemned the Los Angeles Dodgers re-invitation to the “nuns.”