The “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence”, the LA Dodgers and the Take-Home Message

Many readers will be familiar with the controversy regarding the Los Angeles Dodgers and an LGBTQ group called the Sisters of Perpetual Mercy.

In a nutshell, the Dodgers invited this group to its Pride Night.

What had this group done? It staged a scene during which an LGBTQ-style dancer cavorted over an individual depicting Jesus Christ as if He were hanging on the cross. I am not going to post that image here, nor am I going to link to it, so you will have to visualize it in your mind if you have not seen it. Or even better– don’t visualize it.

We must point out that professional sports has become utterly corrupted– by the people who own and control it; and also by the fact that they must vie for financing and capital and advertising dollars from nefarious forces in the media and in the financial industries.

The fact that they are entirely agreeable to groups that stage sacrilegious depictions of Jesus Christ and the Christian faith tells us almost precisely who they are.

But let’s imagine if the sacrilegious depictions had been made in connection with other religious faiths.

If it had been directed toward Islam, there would be enormous levels of violence. We have seen this in the past.

If it had been directed toward Judaism, it would have been treated as if it were a cataclysmic disaster. Media would have treated the “offenders” as if they were criminals– the worst possible kinds of people. Various forces would have come down on them in various ways. And increasingly, various jurisdictions have been priming themselves to prosecute such folks on the basis of perceived “hate crimes”.

And this response to sacrilegious depictions of Judaism would have come from both main factions of Jewish folks in the United States– the orthodox Jews and the much larger secular/progressive/socialist crowd.

When Christ or Christians are treated in a sacrilegious fashion, there is little response other than articles such as this one deploring what had happened. This has been happening for literally decades.

The level of hostility to Jesus Christ and Christianity has reached alarming levels in a brief period of time. The LGBTQ juggernaut has had an enormous impact in this regard.

We need to understand who the people are behind this massive change.


2 thoughts on “The “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence”, the LA Dodgers and the Take-Home Message

  1. Let me just add this letter from US Senator Marco Rubio to the Commissioner of Baseball:

    Dear Commissioner Manfred:

    Recently, you stated that Major League Baseball needs to “make decisions that are as inclusive and welcoming to everyone as possible, and keep us as apolitical as possible.” I write to ask whether your League wants to be “inclusive and welcoming” to Christians, and if so, why you are allowing an MLB team to honor a group that mocks Christians through diabolical parodies of our faith.

    On June 16, 2023, the Los Angeles Dodgers will host “LGBTQ+ Pride Night” at Dodgers Park. As part of the pre-game ceremony, the Dodgers will give its “Community Hero Award” to the Los Angeles chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a self-described “order of queer and trans nuns” that has mocked and degraded Christians, and especially Catholics, since its founding on Easter Sunday in 1979.

    The “sisters” are men who dress in lewd imitation of Roman Catholic nuns. The group’s motto, “go and sin some more,” is a perversion of Jesus’s command to “go, and sin no more.” The group’s “Easter” ceremony features children’s programming followed by a drag show where adult performers dress in blasphemous imitation of Jesus and Mary. The group hosts pub crawls mocking the Stations of the Cross and even the Eucharist, the sacrament that unites more than one billion Catholics around the world.

    Dodgers Vice President of Marketing Erik Braverman said that the team’s LGBTQ+ Pride Night is meant to “foster an atmosphere of acceptance for all.” Los Angeles’s many Catholics surely find that claim outrageous, but his words resemble your own closely enough that I am addressing you now to clear up any confusion about where the League stands on this matter.

    Do you believe that the Los Angeles Dodgers are being “inclusive and welcoming to everyone” by giving an award to a group of gay and transgender drag performers that intentionally mocks and degrades Christians—and not only Christians, but nuns, who devote their lives to serving others? Do you believe such an award is “apolitical”? Do you believe it is a sound business decision, in a city with more than four million Catholics and countless other people of faith? Finally, setting aside financial considerations, do you believe it is morally right for the most important league of our national pastime to honor a group that mocks religion, and one religion in particular?

    Major League Baseball, as a private organization in a free country, can give awards to whatever groups it chooses, no matter how loathsome. But baseball has always been tied to our nation’s values, at the heart of which is faith in God. It would be an outrage and a tragedy if the MLB, in pursuit of modern, secular, and indeed anti-religious “values,” rebuked that faith and the millions of believing fans who cherish the sport.


    Marco Rubio
    US Senator

    1. Fred, the report about the Rubio letter was actually what triggered my posting about this item.

      This episode made me remember Rudy Giuliani’s battle with the Brooklyn Museum 25 years ago. It has not been unusual for this type of imagery to be communicated. It is often– but not always– instigated by Jewish Americans, ironically. You might recall my posts years ago about Harvey Weinstein’s films.

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