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Protest against the Sisters of Eternal Indulgence outside Dodger Stadium
June 17, 2023
Hours before the start of the Dodgers’ Pride Night, thousands of Catholics gathered outside Dodger Stadium to protest the honoring of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of LGBTQ+ nuns who have been awarded community heroes. Details below…
Catholics’ protest prize goes to ‘blasphemous’ sisters
Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez spent his Friday afternoon Mass criticizing the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, claiming, “Religious freedom and respect for the faith of others is a hallmark of the nation. When God is blasphemed, when the faith of many of our neighbors is mocked, it brings us all down.”
Soon after, protesters began gathering around Dodger Stadium, mostly in the 13th parking lot, holding tall banners that read, “The Dodgers have sold their souls,” “Men can’t be brothers,” “Stop the disrespect,” as well as other Jesus-themed topics. banners.
The sisters were supposed to receive a community hero award at a pregame ceremony as part of the Dodgers’ Pride Night, but Catholic groups like Catholics for Catholics find it incredibly disrespectful to their religion by not considering these trans and queer women nuns. . Article published at The Catholics for Catholics website called for protestsread: “Everyone is welcome to join this event to make reparation for the offenses committed by the “Sisters of Eternity” against our Lord Jesus Christ and all Christians.
Now there are reports that enough protesters have gathered to nearly block Vin Scully Avenue:
BREAKING: Thousands of Catholics blocked Dodger Stadium’s main entrance on Vin Scully Avenue in protest of the Sisters of Perpetual Permit tonight.
The Dodgers have been mired in controversy ever since
When the Dodgers announced they were honoring the sisters, the immediate backlash (from Catholic groups and prominent spokespeople) prompted them to withdraw their community hero award. After an outcry from LBTQ+ groups, they apologized and re-invited the sisters to receive the award, and things have been chaotic ever since.
The Sisters is a non-profit satirical group of LGBTQ+ nuns, and given that their San Franciso chapter held a “Hunky Jesus” and “Foxy Mary” contest at Easter, other events featured a pole-dancing figure of Jesus Christ on the cross and drew. the wrath of religious groups and leaders.
THE Archdiocese of Los Angeles said the group “desecrates the cross, desecrates the Eucharist and disrupts the Mass” and has caused “disappointment, consternation and pain in (the) Catholic community”.
Religious Twitter users seem to agree, with the following comments:
“As a Catholic, I could not be more proud of these faith-based protests against those who attack our faith. . . .”
– Will Dodger players wear skirts?
There were voices wondering why people couldn’t be more tolerant, but these seemed few and far between.
Meanwhile, the sisters recently made Elliot Page an honorary member of the group.
The sisters, long considered LGBTQ+ heroes
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence was founded back in 1979 in San Francisco through the journey of gay men dressed in an adapted nun’s habit. This charity has since been an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community through AIDS fundraisers, safe sex pamphlets and condom distributions. They participated in pride parades and protests to make their position clear as well.
News of the upcoming Catholic protest has been no secret, with the sisters earlier this week saying they have a problem with groups that choose to express themselves through protest because they do similar things.
In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, the sisters said, “After 27 years of activism and protesting ourselves, including those who fought against Proposition 8 so we could marry the ones we love, there is no way we can complain about being Angelenos our fellows declared their First Amendment rights.”
The Los Angeles Dodgers have endured fan bickering and cheering throughout the decades. This week they may have been accused of blasphemy for the first time. https://t.co/u1pecS2JjV