Thousands of religious protesters gather outside Dodgers stadium to oppose anti-Christian drag queen group

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Hundreds of protesters of various religious faiths gathered together to demonstrate against the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team decision to honor an anti-Christian drag queen organization.

The team initially caved to backlash against their decision to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with a Community Heroes award on their Pride Night day, but they later apologized to the group and re-invited them.

The group organizes blasphemous and grotesque performances meant to insult Catholics and other Christians as a form of protest against religious objections to the LGBTQ agenda.

On Friday, hundreds showed up to criticize the Dodgers for re-inviting the group, and the demonstration quickly grew to include thousands, according to Fox News.

"We're just here, all the faiths are standing united, all the different denominations, even Catholics, Christians, we're just all united for our love of Christ," said protester Jesse Holguin to KTLA-TV.

"We're very angry that the Dodgers invited this group that mock our lord and savior, Jesus Christ," he added.

The demonstration included some speakers, including a Jewish Rabbi, and public prayer. More than a thousand protesters reportedly marched in a procession to the front of the Dodgers stadium.

\u201cLOS ANGELES- A huge group of Catholics and Christians have already arrived outside of Dodger Stadium to pray in protest of the Dodgers honoring the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. \n\nA drag group that has repeatedly mocked Christ and the Catholic faith:\u201d
— Savanah Hernandez (@Savanah Hernandez) 1686954194

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, an outspoken Christian, said he objected to the decision by the team and divulged that they had scheduled a "Christian Faith and Family Day" at the stadium in order to appease those offended by the anti-Christian drag queen group.

At least one LGBTQ group accused those objecting to the Dodgers' decision as being aligned with white supremacy.

"We're hoping that the Dodgers will see the amount of Catholics and Christians that are showing up here today, peacefully, and showing that we're not budging," added protester Anthony Rodriguez. "We're drawing a line in the sand, and we're putting our faith first."

Here's a local news report about the protest:

Hundreds gather to protest Dodgers' Pride night event honoring LGBTQ+ 'nun' group

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LGBTQ group accuses conservatives of being aligned with 'white supremacy' after they forced Dodgers to disinvite the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

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LGBTQ groups are demanding that the Los Angeles Dodgers shut down their "Pride Night" celebration after outrage from religious and conservative groups led to the team disinviting the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

The Dodgers originally invited the group as a part of their efforts to reach out to the LGBTQ community, but they withdrew the invitation after Catholic leaders and others pointed out that the organization mocks and insults the traditions of the church.

In response to the decision, Joe Hollendoner, the CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, said they were calling on the Dodgers to completely shut down their "Pride Night."

“We are deeply disappointed that the Dodgers, an organizational partner that has made significant strides towards dismantling anti-LGBTQ+ bias in sports and long-standing supporter of our mission, has decided to revoke their invitation to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at their upcoming Pride Night," wrote Hollendoner.

Hollendoner went on to accuse the religious right of aligning itself with "white supremacy" in its statement and said the group was "terrified" to see what would happen as a result of the Dodgers refusing to stand with the LGBTQ agenda.

Another LGBTQ group, LA Pride, said it was pulling out of the Pride night and demanded the Dodgers shut down their Pride night event.

"As a longstanding partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, we are very disappointed in their decision to rescind their invitation to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to be honored at the 10th annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night. As a result and in solidarity with our community, LA Pride will not be participating in this year's Dodgers Pride Night event," read their statement.

Neither group is calling on people to boycott the Dodgers' event, but they hinted that they might be working on a competing event for the same night.

The Dodgers organization had originally wanted to give a "Heroes Award" to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Here's more about the perpetual controversy:

Fallout continues over Dodgers Pride Night controversy

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