Los Angeles Dodgers’ star pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, recently voiced his disapproval over the franchise’s decision to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group notorious for their irreverent performances lampooning Catholicism.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Kershaw, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, commented, “I don’t agree with making fun of other people’s religions. It has nothing to do with anything other than that. I just don’t think that, no matter what religion you are, you should make fun of somebody else’s religion.”
This controversy has emerged as the Dodgers prepare to acknowledge the group during their annual Pride Night scheduled for June 16th. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, known for dressing as grotesque caricatures of nuns and mocking elements of Christianity, have drawn criticism for their performances. Kershaw mentioned that watching their videos was “tough.”
In response, Kershaw announced the timely return of the Dodgers’ “Christian Faith and Family Day.” He explained, “I think we were always going to do Christian Faith Day this year, but I think the timing of our announcement was sped up. Picking a date and doing those different things was part of it as well. Yes, it was in response to the highlighting of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence [by the Dodgers].”