LA Dodgers disinvite drag group from Pride Night

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24 May 2023, 10:25 am

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If somebody complains will the Dodgers disinvite the group today? I am thinking of a common insult to describe the Dodgers but considering the circumstances it would be particularly inappropriate to use it.

How about dipshits? Wankers? f***heads?

No, I was thinking of a term that describes people easily intimidated.

draft dodgers?
cadet bone spurs?


How about p****, since I’ve been called that most of my life!

That is the slur I am thinking of.


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01 Jun 2023, 12:06 am

MLB players say drag troupe invited to Dodgers' Pride Night mocks Christianity

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Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw and Washington Nationals pitcher Trevor Williams tore into Kershaw’s Los Angeles Dodgers for scheduling a Pride Night event that will include a popular satirical drag troupe.

But rather than put the dispute to bed, the Dodgers' invitation, rejection and re-engagement with the Sisters apparently has sparked anger in the two high-profile players, who believe the group is anti-Catholic.

As a devout Catholic, I am deeply troubled by the Dodgers' decision to re-invite and honor the group 'The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence' at their Pride Night this year," Williams said in a statement Tuesday. "To invite and honor a group that makes a blatant and deeply offensive mockery of my religion, and the religion of over 4 million people in Los Angeles county alone, undermines the values of respect and inclusivity that should be upheld by any organization."

And last week, at the behest of Kershaw, the Dodgers hastily scheduled a Christian Faith and Family Day at Dodger Stadium on July 30.

The Christian event was regularly held at Dodger Stadium, with Kershaw as a primary organizer, through 2019. It hadn't been held since the pandemic, and Kershaw said he set on relaunching it this year — speeding up the planning once the team went forward with Pride Night with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

“I think we were always going to do Christian Faith Day this year, but I think the timing of our announcement was sped up,” Kershaw told the Los Angeles Times this week. “Picking a date and doing those different things was part of it, as well. Yes, it was in response to the highlighting of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” by the Dodgers.

Kershaw, a sure-fire Hall of Fame left-handed pitcher, insisted he has no other issue with the LGBTQ community and won't boycott his team's June 16 game against the San Francisco Giants.

“This has nothing to do with the LGBTQ community or Pride or anything like that,” said Kershaw, a native of suburban Dallas. “This is simply a group that was making fun of a religion — that I don’t agree with.”

Williams went a step further than Kershaw and called for Catholics to think twice about backing the Dodgers, one of the oldest and most storied franchises in baseball.

"I also encourage my fellow Catholics to reconsider their support of an organization that allows this type of mockery of its fans to occur," said Williams, a native of San Diego. "I know I am not alone in my frustration, hurt, and disappointment about this situation."

Sister Dominia also expressed gratitude that Kershaw isn’t boycotting the Pride Night game, calling his decision "very Christian."

"Neighbors are neighbors," she said. "He has his beliefs. It’s OK. I’m not mad about anything. It’s all good.”

On Tuesday, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Anthony Bass apologized for asking consumers and his social media followers not to patronize companies that support LGBTQ rights, such as Target and Anheuser-Busch, which makes Bud Light.

“I recognize yesterday ​​I made a post that was hurtful to the Pride community, which includes friends of mine and close family members of mine,” Bass said in a statement he read to reporters before Toronto's game against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. “I am truly sorry for that.”

Bass said he spoke to teammates about his social media post and promised to "educate myself."


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01 Jun 2023, 12:28 am

What a bunch of whiney b*****s.

The Sisters aren’t actively mocking Catholics. They’re not an anti-Catholic organization. They’ve simply mimicked some of their labels and organizational structure.


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16 Jun 2023, 9:08 pm

Thousands protest at Dodger Stadium due to Pride Night's Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence inclusion

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Thousands of Catholic protesters opposed to the inclusion of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at Friday's Dodgers Pride Night have marched to the stadium's front gates in a show of their opposition to the team's decision.

AIR7HD captured the gatherers are beginning to make their way to the stadium holding up signs and waving flags.

"This is prayer, not a protest. We are basically praying for the so called nuns," said Jesse Bustamante of Whittier. "We should be tolerate of everyone. Likewise, they should be tolerant of our faith in our feelings."

LAPD was blocking the group from walking up the stadium's Gate A at the intersection of Vin Scully and Stadium Way, even as festivities were about to begin and a game is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.

The crowd gathered outside the stadium remained at Gate A as the LAPD was able to reopen the gate so fans could continue to go inside. AIR7HD captured fans walking past the protesters peacefully.


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17 Jun 2023, 1:23 am

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Must be a sign of extremely weak politicians with no legislative or policy platforms to run on who decide that culture wars against vulnerable people are the best way to try to gain votes.

Also a sign of who those potential voters are, too.. which would be, IMO, some pretty low vibrational people.

This has been the essence of the Republican "Southern Strategy" ever since the 1970's -- i.e., ever since the realignment that happened when the Democrats ceased to be dominated by southern segregationists in the 1960's.

Ever since longer ago than that, ever since the Roosevelt era in the 1930's, the primary constituency of the Republican party has always been rich people who don't want to pay taxes. Since that's a constituency with a lot of money for political donations but not a lot of votes, the Republicans struggled for decades after the 1930's to find anyone else who would vote for them.

Finally, in the 1960's, when the Democratic Party became identified with the Civil Rights Act, the Republicans became the party for white people unnerved by the progress of various marginalized minorities.

Unfortunately, that has proven to be an all-too-successful strategy.

Thus the Republican Party became almost the exact opposite of what it had been at its founding: the party of Lincoln.


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