When the LA Dodgers honored the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a drag group that dresses like Catholic nuns to mock Catholics, on Friday night, a large crowd showed up to protest the event and the anti-Christian sentiment it represented, but there was no similarly large crowd inside the stadium to cheer the drag group.
Instead, a video that emerged of the stadium showed it was looking nearly empty at the point when the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, with a few people cheering, a few booing, and most seats left empty. Watch that here:
DODGER STADIUM-The “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” are recognized for Pride night to a mostly empty audience.
Two Dodgers fan nearby begin loudly booing after they’re announced: pic.twitter.com/OO6NT5RIc8
— Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) June 17, 2023
Savannah Hernandez, the Turnin Point USA personality who took and posted the above video of the situation, commented, “I spoke to a member of guest services and asked if the “sisters” would be getting anymore recognition or receive the Community Hero Award from the Dodgers on field. He shared that far as he knows this announcement is all they would be receiving and we’ll see no more of the “sisters” tonight.”
Commenting on Savannah’s post, commenters said it was great no one was there to watch the anti-Catholic group get honored, it also took place about an hour before the game, so it made sense that no one was there.
The Dodgers’ decision to host the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence created quite the stir in the culture war fight and the baseball world, with many Catholics furious that the team was so openly honoring a group that mocked their faith.
National’s pitcher Jake Treinen, for example, is a faithful Catholic who called for a boycott of the Dodgers over the decision on Twitter, saying that he was deeply troubled by the team’s decision and that it made people of the faith feel unwelcome at Dodgers games, and so Catholics should boycott the team.
Speaking on that call for a boycott in a recent interview, Treinen said that he felt called to speak about the situation because of his faith, as God will care more about his faith than standing in the baseball community when he gets to the pearly gates. Speaking on that, he said: “I wasn’t necessarily worried because this is something that I believe is truth. Right. And it’s something that this is, this is Trevor, the Catholic man tweeting this. I what, I, what I did, I believe was true, and I had to stick up for our truth. And at the end of the day, baseball is important. And it’s given me a lot of tremendous opportunities. It’s a privilege to play this game, and I’m thankful for everyone has given me an opportunity. But when I die, hopefully in a state of grace and Saint Peter greets me at the gates, he’s not going to ask what your win-loss record was in 2023. He’s just going to how did you you know, how did you build the kingdom of heaven and I just being in a position like this, being a major league baseball player, and my religion being mocked in the realm of Major League Baseball, it only made sense to stick up for my truth.”
Featured image credit: screengrab from the embedded video
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