Dodgers Try To End Controversy By Announcing ‘Christian Faith And Family Day’

After causing controversy by inviting an anti-Catholic drag queen group to an event, the Los Angeles Dodgers are desperately trying to make the problem go away by announcing an upcoming “Christian Faith And Family Day” event.

The anti-Catholic drag queen group known as the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” is known for mocking Catholics. Videos have gone viral of the group, including one where they were using a cross as a stripper pole on stage.

Conservatives, Christians, and especially Catholics were outraged after it was announced that the Dodgers had decided to choose this anti-Catholic group to receive a “Community Heroes Award.”

In response to the outrage, the Dodgers initially rescinded the invitation to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. However, they were immediately met with backlash from the radical left — prompting them to reinvite the group.

Bishop Robert Barron of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester blasted the Dodgers for their decision, calling for a boycott of the team.

“Friends, it’s hard to imagine anything more offensive than some of the behavior of the ‘Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,’ which I think can only be described as an anti-Catholic hate group,” he tweeted, sharing a video of himself discussing the issue.

After a week of backlash from the right, the Dodgers announced on Friday that the team would be hosting a “Christian Faith And Family Day” in July in a desperate attempt to placate Christians.

Barron once again condemned the team for their actions, saying that it was “not enough.”

“Not enough, @Dodgers,” the bishop tweeted. “If you really want to reach out to Christians, don’t celebrate anti-Christian hate groups.”

Other Christians and conservatives also blasted the attempt at appeasing critics, with Live Action president Lila Rose noting that it “doesn’t make up for” inviting the anti-Catholic drag group.

“This doesn’t make up for publicly, sexually degrading nuns and sponsoring an anti-Christian hate group,” she tweeted. “To make real amends, apologize, cut ties with the LGBT hate group you awarded, and donate some of your significant revenue to real sisters who are serving the poor.”

Many on the right have been specifically calling out one professed Christian member of the Dodgers, pitcher Clayton Kershaw, for not speaking up about the anti-Catholic group or taking a stand against his team’s decision.

Kershaw has not responded to the condemnation and instead tweeted that he was “excited” about the Christian-themed event.

The Federalist’s Mollie Hemmingway replied to his tweet, sarcastically asking: “Are you going to reuse the cross from the blasphemous pole dance performed by the anti-Catholic hate group the Dodgers are honoring in June?”