He los angeles dodgers announced that they will no longer honor an organization that was supposed to participate in their upcoming Pride Night, prompting another group to withdraw in response.
LA Pride announced Thursday night that it will no longer participate in the event after the team severed ties with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (SPI).
«As a long-time member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, we are extremely disappointed by your decision to rescind your 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,» the organization said. said in a statement on Thursday.
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«Pride is a fight for equality and inclusion for the entire LGBTQ+ community and we’re not stopping now. Let’s make this year’s Pride celebration louder than ever.»
The Dodgers were to include the SPI in their June 16 Pride Night celebration. However, after Senator Marco Rubio wrote a letter to MLB about the group’s anti-Christian sentiments, the team retracted it.
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«It would be an outrage and a tragedy if the mlbin search of modern, secular and, in fact, anti-religious ‘values,’ he rebuked that faith and the millions of believing fans who appreciate the sport,» Rubio had said Tuesday.
The Dodgers later said they realized their inclusion in the SPI became «the source of some controversy.»
«This event has become a significant tradition, highlighting not only the diversity and resiliency within our fan base, but also the impactful work of extraordinary community groups…» the Dodgers said in a statement.
«Given the strong feelings of those who have been offended by the inclusion of the sisters in our soiree, and in an effort to divert attention from the great benefits we have seen over the years from Pride Night, we are deciding to remove them from this year’s evening group of honorees.»
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“For once common sense prevailed in California,” Rubio tweeted Wednesday.
This will be the 10th Dodgers Pride Night.