As the Los Angeles Dodgers continue to face backlash over their hosting of a far-left and anti-Christian drag queen group, the team has announced its intentions to bring back its “Christian Faith and Family Day” in an attempt to placate angry fans.
As reported by the New York Post, the Christian-themed event on July 30th was promoted by the team’s star pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who said on Twitter that the event would be “bigger and better than it was before COVID.”
The team is facing a boycott after it had announced its plans for “Pride Night,” a celebration of homosexuality, transgenderism, and other forms of sexual degeneracy, on June 16th. The plan originally included a performance by a group called The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a drag queen group that specializes in dressing up as sexualized nuns and featuring displays that mock Christianity. The Dodgers then uninvited the group after initial backlash, only to re-invite them after further criticism from the far-left.
“We have asked the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to take their place on the field at our 10th annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night on June 16th,” the team said in a statement on May 22nd. “We are pleased to share that they have agreed to receive the gratitude of our collective communities for the lifesaving work that they have done tirelessly for decades.”
“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 of our fans who make up the diversity of the Dodgers family,” the statement added.
The team has since faced additional blowback from Catholics and other conservative organizations, with CatholicVote President Brian Burch saying that “creating a ‘faith and family’ event does not balance the decision to honor a perverted, fake ‘nun’ group that exists to mock the Catholic religion. In many ways, it emphasizes the contrast, and makes our case even stronger.”
“It’s hard to interpret this announcement as anything other than a public relations stunt intended to blunt the widespread national backlash that is only growing stronger,” Burch continued. “The Dodgers have one path forward: apologize and stop honoring hateful anti-Catholic organizations.”
The planned “pride night” event is part of the broader trend of many corporate entities in the United States celebrating “pride” in the month of June. Other companies that have similarly attempted to boost the LGBTQ agenda in recent weeks include Bud Light and Target, both of which have also faced boycotts for their actions.