The Los Angeles Dodgers’ decision to rescind an invitation to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for their annual Pride Night has sparked a firestorm of controversy. Some religious leaders, including three high-ranking U.S. Catholic archbishops, have called the team’s decision blasphemous. However, a nun has come out in support of the Dodgers, commending them for their handling of the situation.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are a satirical LGBTQ+ group known for their flamboyant costumes and performances. They were originally invited to be honored at the Dodgers’ Pride Night, but the invitation was rescinded after some conservative Catholics objected. The Dodgers said that they made the decision in order to avoid offending any fans.
The nun who has come out in support of the Dodgers is Sister Simone Campbell, a well-known progressive Catholic activist. She said that she was “disappointed” by the decision to rescind the invitation to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. She said that the Dodgers should have stood up for their values and refused to bow to pressure from conservative Catholics.
Campbell said that the Dodgers’ decision was “a missed opportunity” to show support for the LGBTQ+ community. She said that the team should have used their platform to promote tolerance and acceptance.
The controversy over the Dodgers’ Pride Night is a reminder of the deep divisions that still exist in American society over LGBTQ+ rights. It is also a reminder of the power of religious conservatives to influence public discourse.
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