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California's first Muslim assemblyman joins Christian lawmakers in protesting Democrats' ceremony honoring gay pornographer from anti-Catholic group
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California's first Muslim assemblyman joins Christian lawmakers in protesting Democrats' ceremony honoring gay pornographer from anti-Catholic group

The Los Angeles Dodgers are not the only woke outfit paying homage to an anti-Christian group this month. California Democrats honored a member of the so-called Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence on the floor of the state Senate Monday.

Republican lawmakers, unwilling to be party to the endorsement of the group and/or its ambassador, joined the Catholics, Evangelicals, and real nuns gathered outside the state Capitol in peaceful protest.

Among those who stood up and walked out in solidarity was Republican Assemblyman Bill Essayli, the first Muslim elected to the California State Assembly.

Essayli held up a sign that read "Religious bigotry is bigotry," then walked off the Assembly floor in protest of the ceremony honoring the SPI. He later noted on Instagram, "This group engages in outrageous displays of mockery and ridicule against more than one billion Catholics worldwide."

TheBlaze previously reported that the SPI touts itself as a "leading-edge order of queer and trans nuns."

The motto for the San Francisco-based group is "go forth and sin some more," an inversion of Christ's command to "go, and sin no more."

Extra to ridiculing Catholic teaching and doctrine — the church's orthodox views on marriage, sexuality, homosexuality, transgenderism, and abortion in particular — the group has defiled the Eucharist and performed public sex acts involving religious icons.

A viral video recently shared on Twitter by Claremont fellow Megan Basham showed a performance by alleged members of the group wherein one male stripper writhed and gyrated on a second male stripper pretending to be the crucified Christ.

KGO-TV reported that Michael Williams, the Bay Area transvestite who calls himself Sister Roma, was invited to the state Capitol in Sacramento as part of a celebration of LGBT activism.

Williams, a staunch supporter of both COVID-19 masking and bringing kids to drag shows, is a gay pornography director and fetishist who made headlines for his participation in a 2007 BDSM-themed mockery of Leonardo da Vinci's depiction of Christ's last supper.

He said, "I'm completely floored that I'm being recognized with this amazing honor."

State Sen. Scott Wiener, who claimed that "the word groomer is categorically an anti-LGBTQ hate word" then advanced a law that made California a sanctuary state for child sex-change mutilations, was the member of the LGBTQ caucus responsible for inviting Williams to the state Senate.

Wiener, also responsible for a law enabling judges to keep men who prey on grade schoolers 10 years their junior, between the ages of 14 and 17, off sex-offender registries, added, "Catholic organizations that are demonizing the Sisters and saying that they are somehow hateful or anti-Catholic have it completely backwards."

Jonathan Keller, president of the California Family Council, said of the ceremony, "It’s disheartening to see the Los Angeles Dodgers, and now the California Legislature honor a group characterized by its mockery of Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular. This promotion of the blasphemous ‘Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’ shows a clear disregard for the religious sentiments of millions of Californians. Such an act sends a troubling message to our people of faith across the Golden State."

Republican state senators, less than enthused about Wiener's nominee and the hate group he hails from, penned a letter last week to leftist Senate leader Toni Atkins (D), requesting that the invitation to the hate-group member be withdrawn, reported the Los Angeles Times.
"The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, through their public disparagement of the Catholic Faith, have displayed a disregard for the principles of tolerance and understanding that should guide our society. Honoring them in the Senate Chambers would be inappropriate and contrary to the values we hold dear," said the letter.

Atkins denied the request, writing, "The request to remove a philanthropic member of our LGBTQ+ community from the LGBTQ Caucus' Pride Month honorees is a misguided distraction on the first day of Pride month. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I respect my Republican colleagues, but I'm extremely disappointed in them for leaning in to polarization."

While the tranvestic member of the hate group was ultimately honored, Republicans removed themselves so as not to endorse the SPI and its anti-Christian message.

James Gallagher, the Assembly Republican Leader, stated, "I will not be participating in the recognition of a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. As a Christian, I love all people. I believe Christ made a path to salvation for all who want to follow. I also believe strongly in religious freedom and I have compassion, tolerance and respect for those who believe differently. No one should be discriminated against simply because of who they are or what they believe."

"That is why I will not celebrate those who engage in religious bigotry or attempt to co-opt our faith into something it is not," continued Gallagher. "Their vulgar mockery of our Christian faith is extremely insulting and disrespectful. We cannot condone this."

Senate Minority Leader Brian Jones (R) told Fox News Digital, "Senate Democrats have shown a blatant disregard for the 10 million Catholic Californians in our state," adding, "were this group to spread hateful messages about Jews, Muslims, Hindus, or any other religion, Senate Democrats would certainly not extend this invitation."

KNVN reported that Gallagher joined Sacramento Catholic Bishop Jaime Soto at the prayer protest outside, who recited the Our Father.

Essayli, an Abrahamic ally, stressed on Instagram, "An attack against one faith is an attack on all faith. Bigotry of any kind cannot be tolerated, or worse yet, formally dignified by the State of California."

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Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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