Blake Treinen, a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, is speaking out about the team’s invitation to “honor” the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group that is blasphemous of Catholics and the Christian faith. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is a San Francisco-based group that uses anti-religious imagery that includes drag performers who dress as nuns.
Treinen released the following statement:
“I am disappointed to see the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence being honored 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. However, inviting the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to perform disenfranchises a large community and promotes hate of Christians and people of faith. This single event alienates the fans and supporters of the Dodgers, Major League Baseball, and professional sports. People like baseball for its entertainment value and competition. The fans do not want propaganda or politics forced on them. The debacle with Bud Light and Target should be a warning to companies and professional sports to stay true to their brand and leave the propaganda and politics off the field.
I believe Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins. I believe the word of God is true, and in Galatians 6:7 it says, ‘do not be deceived, God cannot be mocked; a man reaps what he sows.’ This group openly mocks Jesus Christ, the cornerstone of my faith, and I want to make it clear that I do not agree with nor support the decision of the Dodgers to ‘honor’ the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
‘But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.’ Joshua 24:15.”
Treinen was an All-Star in 2018 and pitched for the Dodgers when the team won the 2020 World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Treinen was first drafted in 2011 with the Oakland Athletics. Before joining the Dodgers in 2020, Treinen also played for the Washington Nationals.
Less than a week after removing the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Dodgers re-invited the organization to Pride Night. Facing intense pushback like Bud Light and Target are facing, the Dodgers’ management has turned off the comments on social media.