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Mike Pence calls Dodgers’ inclusion of ‘Sisters’ in Pride night ‘deeply offensive’

  

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Via:  hallux  •  last year  •  19 comments

By:   Fabian Ardaya - NYT

Mike Pence calls Dodgers’ inclusion of ‘Sisters’ in Pride night ‘deeply offensive’

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Former Vice President Mike Pence voiced his disagreement with the   Dodgers’   inclusion of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in the club’s Pride night on June 16 against the   San Francisco Giants , tweeting Wednesday that the invitation was “deeply offensive” and calling on   Major League Baseball   to apologize to “Catholics across America.”

Pence, who is expected to announce his campaign for the   Republican nomination for president   next week, called the Sisters a “hateful group that blatantly mocks Catholicism.”

“Last summer the   MLB   moved their All-Star Game out of Georgia over a lie about voter ID and now they are apologizing and welcoming anti-Catholic bigots back to Dodger Stadium with open arms,” Pence’s statement continued. “The MLB should not be apologizing to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, they should be apologizing to Catholics across America. America’s pastime should respect the faith of every American no matter what.”

The Dodgers declined comment. Major League Baseball did not respond to a request for comment.

MLB moved the 2021 All-Star Game and Draft out of Georgia after the state passed   voting restrictions   that provided less time for voters to request absentee ballots and provided more control over the elections board to the Republican legislature, and was expected to disproportionately affect Black voters.

Since its founding in 1979, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is a charity group that includes drag performers who dress as nuns and “use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit,” according to their website.

The Dodgers initially planned to honor the group in their Pride night plans but rescinded the invitation due to “the strong feelings of people who have been offended by the   sisters’ inclusion   in our evening, and in an effort not to distract from the great benefits that we have seen over the years of Pride Night.” That list of public critics included Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R), who wrote a letter to MLB questioning the decision.

“Our use of religious trappings is a response to those faiths whose members would condemn us and seek to strip away the rights of marginalized communities,” Rosie Partridge said in a statement from the San Francisco Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence after the Dodgers rescinded the invitation.

The Dodgers re-invited the organization last week after facing public   pressure from LGBTQ+ advocates   and local elected officials. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence issued a statement of their “deep offense and outrage” to the initial retraction.

Longtime   Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw   told The Los Angeles Times this week he disagreed with the Dodgers’ decision to invite the group, and that the decision accelerated his announcement that the club would be relaunching its Christian Faith and Family Day at Dodger Stadium on July 30. The event had already been in the works, serving as an annual part of the Dodgers’ promotional schedule before the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This has nothing to do with the LGBTQ community or Pride or anything like that,” he told the Times. “This is s imply a group that was making fun of a religion. That I don’t agree with.”

Kershaw, who declined further comment when approached by   The Athletic   on Tuesday, said he does not plan to boycott the Pride night.

Nationals   pitcher   Trevor Williams , who pitched in Los Angeles on Monday, also expressed his disapproval of the Dodgers’ decision in a tweet on Tuesday, saying he was “deeply troubled” by the Sisters’ inclusion and encouraging fellow Catholics “to reconsider their support of an organization that allows this type of mockery of its fans to occur.”

NHL Pride events   sparked headlines this season as three teams — the Blackhawks,   Rangers   and Wild — declined to wear Pride jerseys during Pride night. Multiple players, including Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov and the Panthers’ Marc and Eric Staal, chose not to participate in their respective teams’ LGBTQ+ events.


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Hallux
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1  seeder  Hallux    last year

Looks like Mikey is going after the sanctimonious bloc ... @!@ 

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  Hallux @1    last year

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Hallux
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1.1.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  devangelical @1.1    last year

No Value [Freewill]

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Kavika
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2  Kavika     last year

Ah yes, the RCC is above reproach in their eyes and those of the likes of Pence. 

Let's sweep under the rug the RCC's generations of pedophilia and protecting pedophiles.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Kavika @2    last year

 Hmm.  what groups  raped, kidnapped, trafficked and tortured children for generations in this country and now constantly  complain about being mocked? 

 
 
 
JBB
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2.1.1  JBB  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1    last year

Southern Baptists?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  JBB @2.1.1    last year
outhern Baptists?

Yep, hard to forget Baptists slaughtering undefended women and children.  Here's a description of one who was caught by rampaging Baptists:

Matilda had been badly tortured and "was utterly degraded, and could not hold up her head again. Her head, arms, and face were full of bruises, and sores, and her nose actually burnt off to the bone-all the fleshy end gone, and a great scab formed on the on the end of the bone. Both nostrils were wide open and denuded of flesh. She told a piteous tale of how dreadfully the   Baptists    had beaten her, and how they would wake her from her sleep by sticking a chunk of fire to her flesh, especially to her nose...her body had many scars from the fire."
 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3  Hal A. Lujah    last year

384

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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4  Sean Treacy    last year

NO surprise there's no dancing Mohammeds or white guys who  dress up as Indians and pretend to sell little boys being honored. 

Only Christians can be mocked.  

after the kerfuffle ofver the all-star game , it would be fair for the The Marlins to ban the Dodgers from playing in florida  as a hate group 

 
 
 
Hallux
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4.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Sean Treacy @4    last year
Only Christians can be mocked. 

You're not a fan off Monty Python I take it.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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4.1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Hallux @4.1    last year
ou're not a fan off Monty Python I take it.

I am. Guess what the problem is now with bringing the Life of Brian to the stage?  It's not an issue about religion.

You can mock Jesus. Can't mock a man wanting to give birth though. That's the new state religion. 

 
 
 
Hallux
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4.1.2  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.1.1    last year

You guyz are soooo backwards ... up here we let babies give birth to a man and on a rare occasion to a woman. We're badass Gileadians.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4.2  Kavika   replied to  Sean Treacy @4    last year
after the kerfuffle ofver the all-star game , it would be fair for the The Marlins to ban the Dodgers from playing in florida  as a hate group 

I doubt if that will happen since Florida is one of the leading states when it comes to hate groups. 

Here is a good article on Florida hate groups....

Hate in the Sunshine State: Extremism & Antisemitism in Florida, 2020-2022

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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5  Jeremy Retired in NC    last year
“The MLB should not be apologizing to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, they should be apologizing to Catholics across America.

Yeah, I think the Catholics have some apologizing to the world before anybody thinks about apologizing to them.

NHL Pride events sparked headlines this season as three teams — the Blackhawks, Rangers  and Wild — declined to wear Pride jerseys during Pride night. Multiple players, including Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov and the Panthers’ Marc and Eric Staal, chose not to participate in their respective teams’ LGBTQ+ events.

Wow!!! Would you look at that.  Nobody died because Provorov and the Staal's didn't participate and the Stall's are playing in the Stanley Cup finals that start tomorrow. 

 
 
 
JBB
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6  JBB    last year

original Werk It Gurl!

 
 
 
Ender
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7  Ender    last year
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® are a leading-edge Order of queer and trans nuns. We believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty.
Since our first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have devoted ourselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. We use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.

Yep, sounds like something religious people should be against...s.

 
 
 
Kavika
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7.1  Kavika   replied to  Ender @7    last year
Yep, sounds like something religious people should be against...s.

Bingo

 
 
 
Sparty On
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7.2  Sparty On  replied to  Ender @7    last year
We use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.

Except when the same is used against them.

Then that is different .......

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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7.3  Sean Treacy  replied to  Ender @7    last year
nds like something religious people should be against...s.

Exactly. Like black people being mad at others wearing black face and putting on minstrel shows for charity.  

You can ridicule and mock anyone as long as you claim its for a good cause.   

 
 

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