A conservative Catholic coalition has launched a massive advertisement campaign against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have been facing boycotts and backlash in response to their decision to honor an anti-Catholic hate group of drag queen “nuns.”
During the Dodgers’ “Pride Night” on Friday, the team honored the so-called “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” with a “Community Hero Award.”
The radical LGBT group, which mocks Catholicism by dressing up as “queer and trans nuns” and desecrating Christian symbols, went viral in May after the Dodgers announced their award. The team ended up uninviting the group in response to backlash from conservatives and Christians, but quickly reinvited them due to outrage from the radical left.
This is the group the @Dodgers are giving a "community heroes" award to. The sisters of perpetual indulgence @SFSisters are an anti-Christian hate group and an adult sex act. Lots of baseball players follow me. Are any of you going to speak up or will you allow Jesus to be spit… pic.twitter.com/sqrKqSexRh
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 24, 2023
Just before the Dodgers’ “Pride Night” event, Wisconsin-based nonprofit CatholicVote launched a seven-figure ad campaign entitled “The Dodgers Have Lost Their Way” — which highlights the team’s history through the civil rights era, when Jackie Robinson became the first Black player in Major League Baseball (MLB).
“The Dodgers were trailblazers. Playing Jackie wasn’t popular. Hate and disrespect were popular… But the Dodgers were right,” the narrator began, adding: “But today, the Dodgers are putting it all at risk.”
“On June 16th, a prominent, anti-Catholic hate group will be honored on the field,” the narrator continued.
The narrator went on to note that the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence mock Catholic nuns with their disturbing “perversions” — including “pole dances on crosses.”
“A fringe group like this? Honored? Awarded? Celebrated? There is no equality in mocking women religious, no tolerance in hate, no pride in anti-Catholic bigotry,” the narrator added.
“Mocking Christians is not the Dodger way,” the video concluded.
WATCH: This ad is running all over Los Angeles. We won't stop calling the @Dodgers out for their anti-Catholic bigotry ⚾️ 🏳️🌈
— CatholicVote (@CatholicVote) June 12, 2023
According to CatholicVote, only one network refused to run the ad — Spectrum SportsNet LA, which just so happens to be “50% owned by the Dodgers itself,” the nonprofit noted.
“We weren’t shocked that the Dodgers’ affiliate canceled our ad because the Dodgers have shown repeatedly that they only care about the feelings of these extremist bigots,” said Tommy Valentine of CatholicVote.
“We pivoted quickly and already have millions of views of the ad across various platforms. We will not be silenced, and we will not stand idly by while the Dodgers show their contempt for Catholics,” he added.
Only one channel rejected our ad — the channel which just happens to be 50% owned by the Dodgers itself. No surprise there.https://t.co/WIXJPodfHF
— CatholicVote (@CatholicVote) June 16, 2023
Alongside the ad campaign, the Dodgers also faced protests on the evening of the “Pride Night” event, with over a thousand people showing up to the stadium to speak out against the team and the anti-Catholic hate group.
The world is over the woke agenda.
MASSIVE Christian groups have arrived outside Dodger stadium to PROTEST the ANTI CHRISTIAN GROUP that the Dodgers are honoring!!!
WE ARE WITH YOU!!! pic.twitter.com/qkSMdynEKQ
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) June 16, 2023