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pic.twitter.com/PZocZnZsWiAs part of the celebrations, the Dodgers will be presenting its Community Hero Award to the LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.Among those to kick up a fuss is the Catholic League.
Its President, Bill Donohue, wrote to the commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred. He accuses MLB of celebrating a group that he believes mocks Catholics.“Don’t believe the lie that the ‘Sisters’ mean no harm,” fumed Donohue in a message to his supporters, adding, “These homosexual bigots are known for simulating sodomy while dressed as nuns.”He accused the Dodgers and MLB of “rewarding hate speech.”“If a group of white boys in black face—a modern-day Al Jolson ensemble—were to be honored by an MLB team, there is little doubt that the event would be canceled and sanctions would be forthcoming,” said Donohue.Florida Senator Marco Rubio has also joined the criticism.
He has also written an open letter to Rob Manfred, blasting the “loathsome” Sisters.“The ‘sisters’ are men who dress in lewd imitation of Roman Catholic nuns.