First on Fox — One of the nation’s largest Catholic advocacy organizations has released a letter to the Los Angeles Dodgers announcing an upcoming advertising campaign calling for a boycott of the baseball club.
Brian Burch, president of Catholic Vote, addressed the letter to Dodgers principal owner Mark Walter and CEO Stan Kasten.
“I represent the largest Catholic advocacy organization in the country,” Birch wrote. “We are supported by millions of devoted Catholics across America who believe that the time-honored values of life, family and liberty – which the Dodgers celebrated – are clearly good for America, and worthy of respect, not derision.”
“We wrote you last week with a reasonable question: Please don’t honor this anti-Catholic hate group,” Burch told Dodgers administrators. “There is no place for anti-Catholic bigotry, ridiculing religious sisters, or celebrating a perverted activist group whose identity is marked by blasphemy and derision of Catholics.”
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In the letter, Burch questioned Kastan’s claim to the Los Angeles Times that the Dodgers administration was “listening to everybody” on the issue of including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an anti-Catholic drag queen troupe.
CatholicVote claims that their organization has committed an advertising budget of $1 million to encourage Catholics to boycott the team.
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Birch wrote, “Prior to the launch of this campaign, we are requesting another opportunity to speak by telephone or meet in person with an appropriate representative so that you can better understand the extraordinary loss and your decisions.” could be hurt.”
los angeles dodgers It was announced earlier this month that they would honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of “queer and trans nuns,” during a June 16 event, but the decision was met with religious criticism given its history of anti-Catholic messaging. There was an immediate response from the groups. Shocking performance.
Following the intense backlash, the team said last week it would not honor the group during an upcoming event.
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that decision was rolled back the next day LA Pride announced It will no longer participate in Pride Night in solidarity with the drag queen group.
“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 Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence offer our sincere apologies to members of the LGBTQ+ community and their friends and families,” the organization said.
In the letter, Burch provided Dodgers leadership with his personal cellphone number and promised to meet with team leaders “anytime, anywhere”.
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“The voices of Catholics – including clergy and religious sisters, whom we will include – need to be heard. We hope you will match your rhetoric of ‘listening to all’ with action,” the letter concluded.
Bishop Robert Barron He has also encouraged a boycott of the Los Angeles Dodgers over his association with anti-Catholic drag queens.
the bishop said Catholics had no recourse to show his disapproval “since the Dodgers are clearly not responding to a civilized appeal to reason.”
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“The Los Angeles Dodgers have made it clear to Catholics and all people of good will that they think mocking the sacred beliefs of the Catholic faith is something they support and will reward with respect and appreciation,” Barron said. told Fox News Digital in a. Unique statement.
archbishop salvatore cordilone The nearby Archdiocese of San Francisco accused the Dodgers administration of “worshipping” alternate “gods”.
“Our Catholic sisters selflessly dedicate themselves to serving others. Decent people will not mock and condemn them. So now we know what gods the Dodger administration worships. Open humiliation and Catholicism Protesting is not disqualifying,” Cordilone tweeted. “Disappointing but not surprising. Brace yourself.”