The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have done charity work for the LGBT community for over 40 years. LA should know better.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have officially removed Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from their Pride Night honoree list after an anti-LGBT extremists groups raised concerns the event would facilitate anti-Catholic hate.
“This year, as part of a full night of programming, we invited a number of groups to join us. We are now aware that our inclusion of one group in particular — The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence — in this year’s Pride Night has been the source of some controversy. Given 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’ve seen over the years of Pride Night, we are deciding to remove them from this year’s group of honorees,” it said.
CatholicVote.org complained to the Dodgers and urged them to rethink the decision in order not “to honor a blatantly perverted, sexual and disgusting anti-Catholic hate group.”
If the LA Dodgers had done their due diligence they would have realized that CatholicVote.org is an ultra-conservative, non-profit political anti-LGBT advocacy group. While the organization acknowledges the authority of the Magisterium, it is not associated in any way with the Catholic Church.
On June 25, 2015, one day before same-sex marriage became legal everywhere in the United States, CatholicVote.org uploaded a video onto YouTube called “Not Alone”. The video features Catholic people who oppose same-sex marriage defending this belief, saying that people should not hate or dislike those who oppose same-sex marriage. And in 2022 the group urged parents to check out LGBT library books and not return them so that no children will be able to see them
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence on the other have been around since 1980 and is a charity organization that has raised money for everything from helping Cuban refugees to the Breast Cancer Network, Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic, and the Gay Games. The Sisters are also involved in a wide range of community service activities. They have volunteered at homeless shelters, food banks, and other organizations that serve marginalized populations. They also participate in events and marches that support LGBTQ+ rights and other social justice causes.
A HUGE blunder by the Dodgers. Duped by an anti-LGBT hate group.
Hopefully, they will rectify this. QUICKLY.
UPDATE 5:05PM – We have tied to reach out to the LA Dodgers’ Media Department. No one in the organization is answering and the message box is full.
UPDATE: May, 19, 2023: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence respond:
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Many years ago in Seattle, WA, some of the Sisters were visiting people with AIDS in a local hospital that was run by Catholic Sisters, when these Sisters saw the Sisters of PI they took them all over the hospital to visit with other patients. So, if these Sisters were not offended by the SPI why should anyone else be.