Christian Nationalists Groups Protest Dodgers Pride Night Celebration

Thousands protest Dodgers’ pride night honoring LGBTQ+ philanthropy group.

Protesters standing in front of the Dodgers Stadium welcome sign holding offensive posters and photographs of Jesus

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LGBTQ+ Protest

Thousands of Christian nationalists blocked the entrance gate to The Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium with a “prayerful procession” Friday night. This was in protest to The Dodgers’ 10th annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night event where they were honoring The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with a community hero award before the game. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are a satirical performance and activist organization made up of queer and trans nuns who “use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.” as said on the group’s website.

4 of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence pose in their habits (without sleeves)with colorfully painted faces and rosaries around 3 of them.

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Protester Jesse Holguin said “We’re just here, all the faiths are standing united, we’re very angry that the Dodgers invited this group that mocked our lord and savior Jesus Christ.” The protest was organized by Catholics for Catholics, a Christian Nationalist group who’s mission includes promoting ” public policy, legislation, and other matters affecting social welfare based on Catholic doctrinal teachings.” as described on their website.

Two Catholics for Catholics protestors. The protestor on the right holding a large crucifix and a sign that says "go and sin no more John 8:11" and on the left holding a sign that says "sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on us"

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Inside Dodgers Stadium the four-minute ceremony honoring The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence went ahead. Sister Unity, of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence said “The stands were more empty than filled, but the mood was warm and happy.” they continued “People were happy, people were friendly, the sun was shining, the grass was green, and now we have baseball and hot dogs, it’s L.A. at its best.”

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