June 21, 2023
Guest post by Jeff Crouere. Curated by AMP Journal Team, American Media Periscope
The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the most storied franchises in Major League Baseball (MLB), having won seven World Series titles and 24 National League pennants since their founding in Brooklyn, New York.
The team is valued at $4.8 billion, second only to the New York Yankees.
Why would such a successful franchise honor a hate group, the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (SPI)?” This detestable organization regularly mocks Catholics and offends all Christians by their blasphemous portrayals of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, using the cross as a stripper pole.
SPI is composed of men who sacrilegiously portray Catholic nuns by wearing gaudy make-up and outlandish costumes. On its website, the group claims they are a “leading-edge order of queer and trans nuns.” Their official motto is “Go and sin some more.” In a recent statement, they maintained that their mission is to “expose the forces of bigotry, complacency, and guilt that chain the human spirit.”
After initially deciding to honor SPI at their “Pride Night” celebration, the Los Angeles Dodgers received justified criticism from Catholics and Christians, forcing them to rescind the invitation. Then, after receiving intense blowback from LGBTQ+ activists, the Dodgers reissued their invitation to honor the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence ” at their “Pride Night” celebration, which was held last Friday night at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers offered their “sincerest apologies” to the “Sisters,” who accepted their request for forgiveness and noted that the team “worked for 10 years with our community and as well they have asked us to continue an ongoing relationship with them.”
On Friday night, the group was represented by two “Sisters,” who were acknowledged and honored well before the start of the Dodgers game. In front of a sparse crowd, the team made an announcement that the group was recognized for “their outstanding service to the LGBTQ+ community” and received a “Community Heroes Award.”
The power of the LGBTQ+ movement is obvious because the Dodgers decided to recognize a fringe organization while offending a much larger group. The team must have made the decision that it was a better course of action to placate the LGBTQ+ community rather than the millions of Catholics throughout Los Angeles and the country.
As SPI was being honored inside the stadium, thousands of Catholics and Christians held protests outside. The crowds were so large that the front entrance to Dodger Stadium was briefly blocked. The rally and a mass for the demonstrators were both peaceful and prayerful—a similar atmosphere took place on January 6, 2021, before the false flag at the U.S. Capitol Building at 1300 hours that day.
People are Waking up to the Woke Agenda
It was inspiring to see so many people of faith protesting the unwise decision by the Dodgers.
Fortunately, not all the players supported the team’s actions. Two Dodger players, Clayton Kershaw and Blake Treinen, expressed their opposition to the “Sisters” being honored. Of course, everyone should realize that MLB organizations like the Dodgers should have only one priority, winning baseball games. And baseball should stick to its core business of sports.
All other activities, such as affiliating with an organization that mocks a religion practiced by 1.3 billion people around the world is not only a distraction, it is also quite harmful. Certainly, among the fan base of the Dodgers, are millions of Catholics and only a handful of followers of the activist hate group.
As noted by famed Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling in an interview on Fox News, the decision by the Dodgers to affiliate with the “Sisters” will only appease “10,000 trans people” in Los Angeles; even that figure is “probably pushing it.”
Schilling believes that the woke activists are not fans and “will never step foot in Dodger Stadium again.”
Even worse, by honoring SPI, a much larger group of practicing Catholics and Christians has been offended. The decision is perplexing for a team that has previously been quite successful. It will hurt the Dodgers both financially and shrink their fan base.
Per likely directives from its financiers and majority shareholders, who sit on the board of the Los Angeles Dodgers like other Big Corp conglomerates, such as Target and Anheuser-Busch, the woke pattern has been set by many other major American brands.
Small groups, such as transgender activists, are being celebrated and championed, shoved in the face of conservative, family-valued Americans regardless of the lost revenue, disappearance of boycotting consumers, and unknown repercussions that will come soon.
On the retail giant Target, an affiliated designer, who featured Satanic merchandise on his website, pushed the company’s market cap off a cliff. In the case of Bud Light, the former lead brand of Anheuser-Busch, which dared to highlight a transgender activist, Dylan Mulvaney, in commercials and on a commemorative beer can, the consumers’ fury was brutal and swift.
The results for these corporations were devastating, as they experienced a combined loss of $40 billion in market value with no end in sight to the boycotts.
Thus, the Dodgers knew the risk it took in honoring SPI, but decided to proceed anyway.
According to Brian Burch of CatholicVote.org, the L.A. Dodgers chose to affiliate with a hate group while “slap Catholics in the face.” Burch predicted that the Dodgers would become “the Bud Light of Baseball” for honoring such a “vile” organization.
Brian Burch believes that the negative response to the team will grow as “more Catholics in Los Angeles learn about this” and more will become “ashamed” that the Dodgers decided to “honor” a group that engages in “sacrilegious,” anti-Catholic activities.
Despite the horrific decision by the Dodgers, the response from faithful Catholics has been encouraging. Burch’s organization launched a massive advertising campaign criticizing the team for their decision. In addition, the group Catholics for Catholics organized a successful rally outside Dodger Stadium.
On their Twitter page, the Catholic activists touted the “Massive outpouring” at the rally with attendance over “5K Strong.”
The backlash has ignited against the woke corporate decisions, whether it involves a brand of beer, a retailer, or a baseball team. Americans are starting to realize what is happening in corporations and are now shoring their strong disapproval as a bloc of consumers that have power of the purse.
These are welcome developments. It’s appropriate that the “Silent Majority” of Americans start acting. Millions of American consumers need to reevaluate what sports teams to support, where to shop, and what products to purchase.
People must no longer affiliate with or buy from any organization that mocks their values.
Author Jeff Croure’s book: “America’s Last Chance “
Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award-winning program, “Ringside Politics,” airs Saturdays from Noon until 1 p.m. CT nationally on Real America’s Voice TV Network & AmericasVoice.News and weekdays from 7-11 a.m. CT on WGSO 990-AM & Wgso.com. He is a political columnist, the author of America’s Last Chance and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on Crouere.net.
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