The Los Angeles Dodgers issued an apology on Monday to the anti-Catholic drag queen group called the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for disinviting the group to the Dodgers' "Pride Night" and re-invited them.
"After much thoughtful feedback from our diverse communities, honest conversation within the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and generous discussions with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Los Angeles Dodgers would like to offer our sincerest apologies to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, members of the LGBTQ+ community and their friends and families," read the statement from the official social media account for the Dodgers.
The team went on to say that they flip-flopped and decided to invite the drag show group again to their "Pride Night" on June 16.
"We are pleased to share that they have agreed to receive the gratitude of our collective communities for the lifesaving work that they have done tirelessly for decades," they added.
The Dodgers were initially assailed by Catholic groups for inviting the organization and then were lambasted by LGBTQ groups when they disinvited the group.
Joe Hollendoner, the CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, accused the Dodgers of aligning themselves with "white supremacy" and said the center would not participate in the Pride Night for the team.
A statement from LA Pride said that group would also refuse to participate in the event and called on the Dodgers to end the event altogether.
Among those who originally criticized the Dodgers was Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who said the drag queen group was an insult to Christians. The group has denied being anti-Catholic, but its members have organized various events ridiculing and mocking the sacraments of the church.
"Do you believe that the Los Angeles Dodgers are being 'inclusive and welcoming to everyone' by giving an award to a group of gay and transgender drag performers that intentionally mocks and degrades Christians—and not only Christians, but nuns, who devote their lives to serving others?" wrote Rubio to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.
"Do you believe such an award is 'apolitical'?" he added.
Here's more about the Dodgers' drag queen furor:
LA Dodgers condemned for honoring anti-Catholic transgender drag nuns: 'Blasphemous'www.youtube.com
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