The Los Angeles Dodgers will not escape punishment for sneering at Catholic baseball supporters.
After the Dodgers honored an anti-Catholic hate group that wears nuns’ clothing as drag costumes, a major Catholic advocacy organization is initiating a $1 million campaign to advocate a boycott of the team.
According to Fox News, Brian Burch of CatholicVote explained his organization’s reasoning in a letter to the franchise on Thursday.
Earlier this month, the Dodgers invited, disinvited, and then re-invited the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to the team’s pro-LGBT “Pride Night” event (at the request of left-wing activists).
The group’s sexualized drag performances feature images of Catholic nuns and even Christ, which is an affront to Catholics and all Christians.
“We wrote to you last week with a reasonable ask: Please do not honor this anti-Catholic hate group,” Burch told the team in the letter.
“There is no place for anti-Catholic bigotry, mocking of religious sisters, or celebrating a perverse activist group whose identity is marked by blasphemy and mockery of Catholics.”
“Because of your decision to refuse to extend even a gesture of courtesy, we have announced the launch of a $1 million multi-channel ad campaign that will begin next week.”
“The goal of this campaign is simple: to urge all people of goodwill to express their opposition to your celebration of anti-Catholic bigotry and mockery.”
“You have left us with no choice.”
Burch informed the team that advertisements disparaging the Dodgers would be displayed near Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
The organization’s leader urged the Dodgers’ administration to meet with representatives of the Catholic community, including nuns — a proposal the team had previously made to the LGBT community.
Christian Faith and Family Day appeared to be the Dodgers’ response to the emerging Christian boycott of the franchise.
Clayton Kershaw, a Christian and three-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, advertised the occasion on Twitter.
Excited to announce the relaunch of Christian Faith and Family Day at Dodger Stadium on July 30th. More details to come— but we are grateful for the opportunity to talk about Jesus and determined to make it bigger and better than it was before COVID. Hope to see you on July 30th! pic.twitter.com/yNu7HyEgR9
— Clayton Kershaw (@ClaytonKersh22) May 26, 2023
However, the political scheduling of the event does not divert Catholic leaders from the anti-Catholic act the club plans to showcase.
— Bishop Robert Barron (@BishopBarron) May 26, 2023
The New York Times reports that the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will receive a Community Hero award from the Dodgers during the team’s LGBT event.