New York Times Makes UNCOMFORTABLE Comparison To The LA Dodgers "Drag Nuns" Debacle

Written By BlabberBuzz | Thursday, 25 May 2023 19:25
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In a notable move that parallels their historical action of integrating Major League Baseball in 1947 with the inclusion of Jackie Robinson, the Los Angeles Dodgers have once again championed inclusion.

They reversed an earlier decision, now re-inviting the controversial drag group, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, to receive the Community Hero Award at their annual Pride Night on June 16th.

This change of heart comes as the Dodgers, long advocates of inclusion, seek to uphold their mission. The significance of Pride Night for the team is well-documented; the New York Times reported a prime opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to diversity. Robinson, a civil rights hero akin to Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was brought up to the majors just days before the 1947 season, preluding the desegregation of public schools by seven years. His jersey, number 42, remains the sole number retired across the entire league.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, known for their drag nun attire and the motto "Go forth and sin some more," were established on Easter Sunday, 1979. They identify as "a leading-edge order of queer and trans nuns." Acknowledging the group's longstanding efforts, the Dodgers praised them for their "lifesaving work…tirelessly for decades."


However, following complaints from activists, the Dodgers were prompted to rethink their initial decision to withdraw their invitation. The Dodgers said in a statement, "After much thoughtful feedback 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 sincerest apologies to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, members of the LGBTQ+ community and their friends and families."


Earlier, after objections from leaders of the Catholic faith, the Dodgers had originally uninvited the group to prevent any potential distraction from Pride Night's main objectives. They said, "In an effort not to distract from the great benefits that we have seen over the years of Pride Night, we are deciding to remove [the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence] from this year's group of honorees." However, they have reasserted their commitment to inclusion and diversity by reinstating the group as honorees.