LOS ANGELES (LifeSiteNews) — Anti-Catholic drag group “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” has received another invitation to another baseball game in the City of Angels, this time from self-described “Catholic” Anaheim Mayor Ashleigh Aitken.
The group’s routine is a blasphemous mockery of Catholicism, a self-described “leading-edge Order of queer and trans nuns,” complete with the slogan “Go forth and sin some more!” Past members include Sam Brinton, the former Biden administration nuclear energy official who has been repeatedly accused of stealing luggage from airports.
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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The “Sisters” were recently disinvited by the Los Angeles Dodgers to receive a Community Hero Award at the team’s tenth annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night on June 16 due to controversy about its offensive content, only to be reinvited with apologies following “much thoughtful feedback from our diverse communities.” June 16 is also the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Catholic liturgical calendar.
Amid the controversy, Aitken took the opportunity to invite the group to the Angels’ pride night on June 7, declaring that “pride should be inclusive and like many, I was disappointed in the Dodgers decision.”
🏳️🌈 I’m inviting the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to join me for @Angels Pride Night at Anaheim Stadium on June 7. Pride should be inclusive and like many, I was disappointed in the Dodgers decision. #CityofKindness #Anaheim
— Mayor Ashleigh Aitken (@AshleighAitken) May 20, 2023
“I think it was a missed opportunity to really err on the side of being inclusive and err on the side of standing up for our marginalized communities, especially on the eve of Harvey Milk Day. Especially on the eve of Pride Month,” the mayor elaborated to ABC 7, alluding to the San Francisco supervisor murdered in 1978 for reasons unrelated to his homosexuality, yet glorified by the LGBT movement in the decades since anyway.
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“If a group showed up in KKK hoods, people would throw a fit,” responded CatholicVote co-founder and communications director Josh Mercer “But if another group mocks Christianity using hyper-pornographic costumes and desecrating the Eucharist, suddenly they’re welcomed with open arms and a trip to the mayor’s private box.”
Drag has emerged as one of LGBT activists’ favored tools for exposing and acclimating children to the concepts of gender fluidity and sexual experimentation, via “family-friendly” drag shows at schools and community events such as baseball games and particularly Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH), a series of events in which crossdressers read books to children, often at public libraries.
DQSH organizers admit that the concept is intended to give “kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models” in a space where they “are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions” and be molded into “bright lights of change in their communities.”
In recent years, scores of formerly-apolitical business, cultural, and educational institutions such as sporting leagues and teams have bowed to left-wing pressure to embrace causes such as the LGBT movement, although they now face rising pushback in the form of grassroots boycotts and state policies to curb the influence of so-called “woke capital.”