By Bill Donohue of the Catholic League
The Los Angeles Dodgers have reinvited the anti-Catholic homosexual drag group, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Last week, after the Catholic League enlisted the support of its followers to contact Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB), the “Sisters” were disinvited from attending the “10 Annual LGBTQ+ Night” event; they were to be given a Community Hero Award.
The Dodgers have now officially endorsed anti-Catholic bigotry. Catholics don’t need any lectures from Stan Kasten, the president, and CEO of the Dodgers, on the need to be “inclusive.” The man is a phony—he has no problem excluding Catholics from his selective world of inclusivity.
The Dodgers not only reinvited the bigoted drag queens, but they also apologized to them.
In a statement released to the press, the Dodgers said they had “much thoughtful feedback from our diverse communities, honest conversations within the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, and generous discussions with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.” On May 22, the “Sisters” met with Kasten and LGBTQ organizations, as well as local government officials.
There was no indication that Catholic leaders, clergy or lay, were invited to participate in these “honest conversations.” Only one side was listened to—the side that sponsors hate speech. The fact that gay and trans leaders agree with the vulgar anti-Catholic rhetoric and behavior of the “Sisters” means they now have no moral leg to stand on when asking for an end to bigotry against them.
Knowing full well how the ruling class in this country can no longer be trusted, I told my staff yesterday that it wouldn’t surprise me if MLB and the Dodgers reversed course. To that end, I personally went through our files on the “Sisters” and prepared a report on them. To read it, click here.
I would love to sit down with Kasten and Manfred after they have read the report and ask them how can they possibly defend such an obscene anti-Catholic group. No decent person could possibly defend such a vicious assault on Catholic sensibilities.
Our next step is to persuade Catholics in the Los Angeles area not to attend Pride Night on June 16. By boycotting this event, we can send a message to the Dodgers, and to Major League Baseball, that anti-Catholic bigotry is unacceptable.
To this end, we will send the report to every parish in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
We will contact Kasten, but this decision had to have had the blessings of Manfred.
SOURCE Catholic League
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