Los Angeles Dodgers’ star pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, voiced his disagreement with the team’s choice to include the satirical LGBTQ+ group, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, at their annual Pride Night. Kershaw revealed to The Los Angeles Times that the decision to honor the group led him to expedite the announcement of Christian Faith and Family Day.
While Kershaw clarified that his concerns were directed towards the Sisters and not the LGBTQ+ community, he emphasized that he would not boycott Pride Night. The Dodgers initially revoked the Sisters’ invitation due to backlash but later reinstated it, causing further controversy.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a charity, protest, and performance group, denied being anti-Catholic and stated their aim to challenge bigotry through humor. Trevor Williams, a pitcher for the Washington Nationals, also expressed criticism of the Dodgers’ decision, and similar divisions have arisen in other sports regarding Pride Nights.