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The Los Angeles Dodgers announced they would remove the LA Chapter of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from this year’s group of honorees at the team’s LGBTQ+ Pride Night.

The team said it was aware the inclusion of the group caused 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 have seen over the years of Pride Night, we are deciding to remove them from this year’s group of honorees,” a team statement said.

CatholicVote President Brian Burch said he was “pleased” the team reconsidered their decision to honor an “anti-Catholic hate group known for their gross mockery of Catholic nuns.”

“While we continue to wonder how such a group was selected in the first place, this incident should serve as a wake-up call for all religious believers,” he said. “Unchecked woke corporations have no qualms about exploiting people of faith.”

The LA Chapter of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are a group of men dressed in costumes styled after the garb of Catholic nuns and mock people of faith with a motto of “go forth and sin some more!”

The LA Chapter of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence said they were “sad” to learn the team chose to rescind the award.

“We are disappointed they have chosen to un-ally themselves with us in our ongoing service to the public,” the group said. “Some errant information presented by persons unfamiliar with our work needs clarification: We are a charity organization and we are a human rights activist.”

The group said its mission is to “uplift” the community and all “marginalized groups.”

“We are queer nuns serving our people just as nuns of other cultures serve theirs,” the group said. “We are not solely male; our membership includes all genders, religions and romantic affiliations.

“While we may no longer appear on Dodgers Pride Night, we will be out on the streets of Los Angeles continuing to serve and uplift our community. If being true to oneself with love, joy and pride is a sin, then we, having been canceled by the New York Post, and now the Dodgers, will do what we always do. We will go out and sin some more.”


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