Doing a commentary on the Los Angeles Dodgers and the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” is difficult because the story keeps changing. In case you aren’t familiar, the “sisters” are drag queens whose shtick is to dress up as Catholic nuns and then mock every aspect of religion in general and Catholicism in particular.
The story keeps changing because the “sisters” were to receive an award on Pride Night. Then the inevitable reaction came, and the Dodgers canceled the event, and then reinstated the event due to pressure from the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the California Teachers Association. Then a Catholic advocacy group launched a $1 million campaign to promote a boycott of the team.
I do wonder about the Dodger front office that invited, disinvited, and re-invited the “sisters” to Pride Night. How will they now react to the push for a boycott and for “people of goodwill to express their opposition to your celebration of anti-Catholic bigotry and mockery.” Their latest attempt to address this public relations disaster was to schedule a “Christian Faith and Family Day” at Dodger Stadium a month later.
It’s worth mentioning that the Dodgers have had a long and significant connection to their Catholic fans even going back to the time when they were in Brooklyn. The O’Malley family owned the Dodgers for years and were well known for their Catholic convictions. They even sponsored a “Nun’s Day” at Dodger Stadium. That would be actual Catholic nuns, not the fake “sisters” who have spent years ridiculing Christianity and Catholicism.
Major league baseball teams have promoted various fan nights and given out everything from special hotdogs to signed baseballs to bobbleheads of popular players. But bringing in a group that mocks the faith of some of the players and many of the fans has become a public relations disaster.