Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and a number of Catholic groups are putting Major League Baseball on blast over the Los Angeles Dodgers' plan to honor an anti-Catholic group of radical transvestites who routinely mock Christians.
Major league bigotry
The Dodgers announced earlier this month that they are partnering with LA Pride for the 10th annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night at Dodger Stadium on June 16.
LA Pride is an activist group allegedly committed to creating "safe and inclusive spaces of self-expression, celebration, and diversity/equity/inclusion for the LGBTQ+ community of Greater Los Angeles."
"We’re thrilled to unite with LA Pride and our community partners for an unforgettable celebration that shines a spotlight on the strength and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community. Together, we’ll continue to knock down barriers and foster an atmosphere of acceptance for all," said Erik Braverman, the Dodgers' gay senior vice president of marketing.
The so-called Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be awarded the "Community Hero Award" ss part of the evening's LGBT rituals.
According to its website, the SPI is a "leading-edge Order of queer and trans nuns."
Since its inception on Easter Sunday 1979, the SPI has long ridiculed Catholic teaching and doctrine, mocking the church's orthodox views on marriage, sexuality, homosexuality, transgenderism, and abortion.
The SPI allegedly hosts debauched pub crawls mocking the Stations of the Cross and the Eucharist and holds an "Easter" ceremony featuring children's programming "followed by a drag show where adult performers dress in blasphemous imitation of Jesus and Mary."
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights noted that the SPI is "known for simulating sodomy while dressed as nuns," and "like to feature a 'Condom Savior Mass,' one that describes how the 'Latex Host is the flesh for the life of the world."
Briand Burch, the president of the advocacy group CatholicVote, indicated in "one famous stunt, they tricked an archbishop into giving them the Eucharist – the most important sacrament of the Catholic faith – so they could defile it."
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."
The Dodgers reportedly chose the anti-Christian group "for their countless hours of community service, ministry, and outreach to those on the edges, in addition to promoting human rights and respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment."
Backlash against 'diabolical parodies of our faith'
Sen. Rubio, a baptized Catholic, stepped up to the plate Monday, seeking to knock degeneracy out of the park.
In a letter addressed to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, Rubio wrote, "Recently, you stated that Major League Baseball needs to 'make decisions that are as inclusive and welcoming to everyone as possible, and keep us as apolitical as possible.' I write to ask whether your League wants to be 'inclusive and welcoming' to Christians, and if so, why you are allowing an MLB team to honor a group that mocks Christians through diabolical parodies of our faith."
Noting just a few of the ways the hate group the Dodgers will soon honor routinely denigrates Christians, Rubio asked Manfred, "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? Do you believe such an award is 'apolitical'?"
While acknowledging that the league, a private organization in a free country, can deem even the most loathsome bigots "heroes" as it sees fit, it "would be an outrage and a tragedy if the MLB, in pursuit of modern, secular, and indeed anti-religious 'values,' rebuked that faith and the millions of believing fans who cherish the sport."
Ian Miller of Outkick pursued one point in Rubio's letter further, stressing that the "modern way of defining 'inclusivity' is totally disconnected from what inclusive actually means in practice. How it's more commonly used now is to give preferential treatment to certain groups, or unquestioningly accept and promote activist language on a given issue."
"As such, 'traditional' groups like Christians are purposefully excluded or diminished," added Miller.
Joshua Mercer, the group's vice president, said, "It’s bad enough to drag down baseball – which ought to be synonymous with the best of America. ... But the LA Dodgers – with the blessing of Major League Baseball – are doing more than pollute our national pastime with woke intolerance and far-Left propaganda: They’re directly attacking religious Americans."
Burch highlighted how "the award comes at a time when Catholics are under threat across the country, pointing to the more-than 300 acts of violence and vandalism against Catholic churches."
"Anti-religious bigotry of any kind has no place in baseball," added Burch.
The LGBT activism-in-sports publication Outsports characterized Christian opposition to the award as a "holy war."
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