The Los Angeles Dodgers hosted a Faith Night on Sunday following their mid-season debacle when the team invited the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.” Faith Night was a smash shit, with star pitcher Clayton Kershaw attending along with conservative Hollywood mega-star Chris Pratt joining in the festivities.
The team shared an Instagram post commemorating the event, which took place after the Dodgers’ loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The team’s account wrote, “Christian Faith and Family Day is in the books. Thanks for joining us postgame for player testimonials and Jeremy Camp’s musical performance.”
Pictures posted from the event included images of Kershaw speaking to the hundreds of fans who stuck around to attend the event. Chris Pratt was also a mainstay in the pictures, as he rallied fans who were eager to set the record straight on the matter involving the anti-Catholic “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.”
Clayton Kershaw made it clear that this event was in direct response to the disastrous event held earlier this season, which caused players from all across the league to voice their displeasure with the Dodgers’ organization. According to ESPN, Kershaw said, “I think we were always going to do Christian Faith Day this year, but I think the timing of our announcement was sped up. Picking a date and doing those different things was part of it as well. Yes, it was in response to the highlighting of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.”
One such Major League Baseball player who was concerned by the Dodgers’ decision earlier this year was Nationals Pitcher Trevor Williams, who posted on social media about his disgust with the team. “To invite and honor a group that makes a blatant and deeply offensive mockery of my religion, and the religion of over 4 million people in Los Angeles county alone, undermines the values of respect and inclusivity that should be upheld by any organization.”
— Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor) May 30, 2023
Chris Pratt, who was also in attendance that evening, has been very clear during his acting career that his faith and love of God will always come first in his life. After receiving an MTV generation award in 2018, Pratt gave a wonderful speech where he proclaimed that “God is Real.”
He said, “God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that, I do.” There are few better ambassadors to the Christian Faith in Hollywood and his presence at the Dodgers’ Faith Night was a welcomed sight for everyone hoping to see the city of Los Angeles return to its glory.
While the MLB and the Los Angeles Dodgers still have a long way to go before they have made amends for their horrendous anti-Christian promotional choices earlier this year, Faith night was a much appreciated first step that fans and players were able to enjoy together. Look for more such events on the horizon at other MLB stadiums across the country.
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