Amid the backlash the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team has received in response to inviting a group of "drag nuns" to their Pride Night next month, the team has announced a relaunch of their Christian Faith and Family Day.
The Christian Faith and Family Day will take place on July 30, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw announced.
"Excited to announce the relaunch of Christian Faith and Family Day at Dodger Stadium on July 30th. More details to come-but we are grateful for the opportunity to talk about Jesus and determined to make it bigger and better than it was before COVID. Hope to see you on July 30th!" Kershaw wrote.
The announcement comes as the Dodgers reversed course and reinvited the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to be given an award at their June 16 Pride Night. Not only that, but it was recently revealed that President Joe Biden's disgraced nuclear waste official Sam Brinton was previously a member of the drag nun chapter based in Washington, DC.
The group of drag queens who dress as nuns will be receiving the Community Hero Award for the "life saving work that they have done tirelessly for decades."
In a statement on Twitter, the Dodgers said, “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.”
“In the weeks ahead, we will continue 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 up the diversity of the Dodgers Family,” the statement concluded.
The group had initially uninvited the group after complaints from faith leaders.
Since reinviting the group to the night, the Dodgers are now facing calls for a boycott by religious leaders.
"I'm a big baseball fan. I've even thrown out the first pitch at a Dodgers game. But I'd encourage my friends in LA to boycott the Dodgers," wrote Bishop Robert Barron. "Let's not just pray, but make our voices heard in defense of our Catholic faith."
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