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Christians Call For Boycott Of Major League Baseball Team Over Drag Partnership

by | Sat, Jun 3 2023

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One of the biggest Christian advocacy organisations in the US is planning to produce a A$1.5 million advertisement, calling for the boycott of a major league baseball team.

CatholicVote is targeting the Los Angeles Dodgers over a promotional partnershjp with a group of drag queens who mock Christianity in general, and Catholic nuns in particular.

The group called the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence claim to use religious imagery and satire to raise money for charity.

CatholicVote is calling on fans to boycott Dodgers games and merchandise.

Premier Christian News reports the call comes after the team announced it will partner with the Sisters at a pride night event this month.

The Dodgers initially withdrew from the commitment, but then had a change of mind after pushback from pride month supporters.

It apologised to the Sisters and the LGBT community and pledged to proceed with the event.

Some of the players have voiced their disappointment that it will go ahead.

Christian pitcher Blake Treinen said: “I am disappointed to see the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence being honoured as heroes at Dodger Stadium. Many of their performances are blasphemous, and their work only displays hate and mockery of Catholics and the Christian faith.”

“I understand that playing baseball is a privilege, and not a right. My convictions in Jesus Christ will always come first. Since I have been with the Dodgers they have been at the forefront of supporting a wide variety of groups.”

Former US vice-president and likely Republican presidential contender Mike Pence told Fox News the Dodgers partnership was “deeply offensive”.