In a powerful statement that reverberated throughout the baseball community, Blake Treinen, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, publicly criticized his own team for inviting the controversial anti-Catholic group, the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,” to the Dodgers’ 2023 Pride Night. Treinen, a devout Catholic, expressed his disappointment and concern over the team’s decision, highlighting the offensive nature of the group’s performances and their mockery of Catholic beliefs.
“I am disappointed to see the Sister’s of Perpetual Indulgence being honored as heroes at Dodger Stadium,” Treinen said in a statement posted to Twitter via his friend Sean Feucht. “Many of their performances are blasphemous, and their work only displays hate and mockery of Catholics and the Christian faith.”
The “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” is an adult male group that dresses in perverted nun attire and engages in performances that openly sexualize Jesus Christ, degrade the Virgin Mary, and disparage other key aspects of the Roman Catholic faith. Their actions, aimed at promoting what they call “sexual liberation,” have been widely criticized by many religious individuals and organizations, including Catholics.
The Dailywire stated,
The following video is graphic, but this Twitter video is the sort of vulgarity that the Dodgers think is worth celebrating:
The LA Dodgers are going to honor these hateful freaks.
Big Sports and Big Media don’t fear Christians is because too many pastors, bishops etc cower in fear of the Establishment.
Also, “conservative” politicians side with Disney, Bud Light, etc.pic.twitter.com/oC6VvzO8ZI
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) May 24, 2023
Recognizing the potential consequences that might accompany his stance, Treinen emphasized that his unwavering convictions in Jesus Christ and the teachings of his faith take precedence over his baseball career. He expressed his disappointment that the Dodgers, who have been known for supporting a diverse range of groups, chose to invite an organization that promotes hate and mocks Christianity.
“I understand that playing baseball is a privilege and not a right,” he said. “My convictions in Jesus Christ will always come first. Since I have been with the Dodger’s they have been at the forefront of supporting a wide variety of groups. However, inviting the Sister’s of Perpetual Indulgence to perform disenfranchises a large community and promotes hate of Christians and people of faith. This single event alienates the fans and supporters of the Dodgers, Major League Baseball, and professional sports.”
The father of two also stated, “I believe Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins. I believe the word of God is true, and in Galatians 6:7 it says, ‘do not be deceived, God cannot be mocked; a man reaps what he sows.’”
Treinen underscored the adverse impact such an event could have on the Dodgers’ fan base and the broader sports community. He argued that fans come to baseball games for entertainment and competition, not to be subjected to propaganda or politics. By inviting the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” and endorsing their performances, the Dodgers risk alienating a significant portion of their fans, as well as tarnishing the image of Major League Baseball and professional sports in general.
Referencing recent controversies involving companies such as Bud Light and Target, Treinen urged businesses and professional sports organizations to stay true to their brand and avoid forcing propaganda or politics onto the field. The pitcher’s statement resonated with those who believe that sports should remain a unifying and apolitical platform, devoid of divisive agendas.
“People like baseball for its entertainment value and competition. The fans do not want propaganda or politics forced on them,” Treinen said. “The debacle with Bud Light and Target should be a warning to companies and professional sports to stay true to their brand and leave the propaganda and politics off the field.”
— Sean Feucht (@seanfeucht) May 30, 2023