Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw says team will hold Christian Faith and Family Day amid Pride Night controversy
Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw announced on Twitter on Friday that the team would be reviving its Christian Faith and Family Day.
The celebration is scheduled for July 30 against the Cincinnati Reds.
“I am thrilled to announce the relaunch of Christian Faith and Family Day at Dodger Stadium on July 30,” Kershaw tweeted.
“More details to come – but we are grateful for the opportunity to speak about Jesus and determined to make him bigger and better than he was before COVID. Hope to see you July 30!”
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The decision comes just days after the organization re-invited the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to its June 16 Pride party after rescinding the invitation.
“After many thoughtful comments from our diverse communities, honest conversations within the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, and generous discussions with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Los Angeles Dodgers would like to offer our most sincere apologies to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, members of the LGBTQ+ community and their friends and families,” the organization said.
THE MLB team announced he would honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of “queer and trans nuns”, at an event on June 16, but quickly received backlash from religious groups for the decision given the history of anti- Catholics and shocking performances. The team said last week that they would no longer be honoring the group at the upcoming LGBTQ event.
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“Given the strong feelings of those who were offended by the inclusion of the sisters in our evening, and in an effort not to distract from the great benefits we have seen over the years of Pride Night, we decide to remove them from this year’s group of winners,” the Dodgers said last week.
The next day, LA Pride announced he would no longer participate in the event.
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It will be the Dodgers’ first religious event since 2019. Kershaw and manager Dave Roberts have shared their personal stories in previous years.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.