The Los Angeles Dodgers decided Monday to invite the Sisters of Indulgence to their Pride Night event next month after initially removing the left-wing group of so-called «trans nuns» from their list of honorees.
«After much thoughtful feedback from our various communities, honest conversations within the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, and generous discussions with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Los Angeles Dodgers would like to offer our sincere apologies to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Perpetual Indulgence, members of the LGBTQ+ community and their friends and family,» the organization said.
«We have asked the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to take their place on the field at our 10th Annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night on June 16. We are pleased to share that they have agreed to receive the gratitude of our collective communities for the life-saving work they have done. They perform — they have done tirelessly for decades.
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«In the coming weeks, we will continue to work with our LGBTQ+ partners to better educate ourselves, find ways to strengthen the ties that bind us together, and use our platform to support all of our fans who make up the diversity of the Dodgers family.»
The MLB team announced it would honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of «queer and trans nuns,» during an event on June 16, but quickly received backlash from religious groups for the decision given the story. of anti-Catholic messages and shocking performances.
The team said last week that it would no longer honor the group during the upcoming LGBTQ event.
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«Given the strong feelings of those who were offended by the inclusion of the sisters in our soiree, and in an effort not to distract from the great benefits we have seen over the years from Pride Night, we decided to eliminate them from this year’s pool of honorees,» the Dodgers said Wednesday.
The following day, LA Pride announced that they would no longer participate in the event.
The Dodgers received backlash from Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and religious advocacy group CatholicVote for allowing the group to participate in their festivities.
The Dodgers’ decisions about the anti-Catholic group come amid a trend of well-known companies being accused of sponsoring people with controversial views and lifestyles.
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Bud Light recently came under fire for partnering with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, and people across the country began boycotting the brand as a result of the campaign.
Fox News’ Aubrie Spady contributed to this report.