The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were honored at the Dodgers Stadium ahead of the Los Angeles vs San Francisco Giants game on Friday. Thousands protested against the ceremony.
Huge crowd of protesters gathered at Dodgers Stadium on Friday night to voice their disapproval to the team’s Pride Night celebration, which sought to honour a divisive group of LGBT and transgender nuns. Thousands of people came together to protest during the event.
According to media reports, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were to be honoured at a pre-game ceremony that was extensively attended by a large crowd that gathered in front of the ballpark’s main gate and was coordinated by the group Catholics for Catholics. Reportedly the sisters were welcomed with the empty stands and trolls.
The protesters were seen carrying posters like “Bud Light the Dodgers” and “Stop Anti Catholic Hate,” commandeered the full block of Vin Scully Avenue and made their presence known during the demonstration. They also chanted phrases like “Save our Children.”
The weeks of dramatic events leading up to the protests on Friday saw the Dodgers initially revoke their decision to honour the group, only to subsequently change their minds and carry through the scheduled award ceremony.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence has severely been criticized in the recent times. As the critics have labelled them pervert, sexual, and anti-Catholic hate group. The group was also severely trolled on the social media.
However one can see a tight discourse on the cultural battles over LGBTQ+ rights are exemplified by the controversy surrounding the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. While LGBTQ+ activists contend that the group’s art is humorous and nuanced expression, religious conservatives consider the group’s actions as disrespectful and sacrilegious. The various viewpoints underscore how complicated and contentious the conversation is around these issues.