There was more than just a baseball game going on at Dodger Stadium on Friday.
Thousands of religious protestors held a “prayerful procession” outside Dodger Stadium as their response to the team honoring an LGBTQ “nun” group at its Pride Night event.
There has been a major uproar about the Dodgers honoring the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with a Community Hero Award prior to their game against the San Francisco Giants. The team would ultimately do so like an honor before the first pitch as not many fans were inside the stadium at all at that time. The Sisters were awarded a Community Hero Award.
The rally outside, however, organized by Catholics for Catholics, featured music, speakers, and prayer, and took place in a corner of the stadium parking lot. Demonstrators were urged to join “in prayerful response to Dodgers’ godless decision to honor blasphemous, Christ-mocking ‘Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.’”
Per Savanah Hernandez, “Thousands of Catholics have shut down the main entrance to Dodger Stadium on Vin Scully Avenue in protest of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence being honored tonight.”
Adding, “They are now lining the sidewalks and have taken over the entire block.”
There were no disturbances or arrests during the protests.
The controversy started last month when the Dodgers invited, then disinvited, then re-invited the Sisters to the team’s 10th annual Pride night at the stadium in Chavez Ravine.
One man attending the game told NBC Los Angeles that it mattered that the team was honoring LGBTQ issues.
“My team supports me, and I want to show my support,” he said. “I think they [protesters] have their right, but today is like a special day for us. Especially since we don’t get respected a lot — especially for LGBT and for the Dodgers team to support us.”
The Los Angeles Dodgers would lose the game, 7-5, to the San Francisco Giants.
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