San Francisco's Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were disinvited from participating in Pride celebrations organized by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the baseball team said.
LA Dodgers disinvite drag nun group from Pride event
|by Anonymous||reply 153||May 25, 2023 2:28 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||May 19, 2023 4:21 AM|
It's clear the nasty Christians plan is working. Chipping away at us until we go back in the closet and disappear from society. That's what they want.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||May 19, 2023 4:23 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||May 19, 2023 4:23 AM|
Good move. They are a tacky group that intentionally offends the sacred religious beliefs of a large group of people. No sports team should be endorsing religious bigotry
|by Anonymous||reply 4||May 19, 2023 4:25 AM|
R2, what are you yapping about? You think it’s smart of a baseball team to put on an act that mocks 72% of the country? Should they have the Proud Boys on too?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||May 19, 2023 4:28 AM|
[quote]No sports team should be endorsing religious bigotry
So are you one of the idiots who run this place, posting shitty takes just to gin up responses, or what? I can't figure out how someone like you ends up on Datalounge unless you've got some kind of fucked-up agenda.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||May 19, 2023 4:29 AM|
[quote] You think it’s smart of a baseball team to put on an act that mocks 72% of the country?
Which 72% would that be?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||May 19, 2023 4:29 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 8||May 19, 2023 4:29 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||May 19, 2023 4:29 AM|
[quote]You think it’s smart of a baseball team to put on an act that mocks 72% of the country?
OP is the kind of person who thinks 72% of the country is Catholic.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||May 19, 2023 4:30 AM|
Why were they ever hosting a group that mocks a religious group? Most of their players and fans are Catholic
|by Anonymous||reply 11||May 19, 2023 4:30 AM|
LA Dodgers - We are all about INCLUSION ....except we are not" Merica
|by Anonymous||reply 12||May 19, 2023 4:32 AM|
Zealotous, hate filled Christian cunts you mean R9.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||May 19, 2023 4:33 AM|
Oh, OP is also the guy having a meltdown because the Catholic school shooter's manifesto isn't going to be released. In THAT thread he's basically saying "fuck the Catholic school, I want the manifesto," but in THIS thread it's "fuck drag queens, they're offending Catholics."
OP thinks drag queens are "trannys" by the way and is regularly homophobic. Just read this ugly motherfucker's other posts, you'll see what I'm talking about.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||May 19, 2023 4:33 AM|
What bullshit, their religious groups more than mock gay people, they chastise us all the time. Are they going to stop having Christian evens because some people are offended by them?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||May 19, 2023 4:33 AM|
R4, offended "Christians" can go fuck right off!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||May 19, 2023 4:33 AM|
Apparently humor is lost once you enter Dodger stadium.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||May 19, 2023 4:36 AM|
Exactly R16. Fuck them and their absurd "values" which they spend their lives enforcing on everyone else and lecturing LGBT people about. They can all just fuck off.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||May 19, 2023 4:36 AM|
Mocking religion is not something a smart business does
|by Anonymous||reply 19||May 19, 2023 4:37 AM|
It's quite clear that the posters on this thread are clueless about democracy, discussion forums and adult discourse.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||May 19, 2023 4:38 AM|
R19, I don't think of LA as a particularly religious city, thank Dog. I'd be more concerned about offending gay people here.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||May 19, 2023 4:38 AM|
[quote] You think it’s smart of a baseball team to put on an act that mocks 72% of the country?
[quote] Christians, R7.
Well Christians don't constitute 72% of the country:
[quote] Estimates from 2021 suggest that of the entire U.S. population (332 million) about 63% is Christian (210 million).
|by Anonymous||reply 22||May 19, 2023 4:38 AM|
[quote] thank Dog
|by Anonymous||reply 23||May 19, 2023 4:39 AM|
And that number is reducing every year R22.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||May 19, 2023 4:39 AM|
Mostly because of the Christians, r24
|by Anonymous||reply 25||May 19, 2023 4:41 AM|
R24, more people are seeing Christians as the fakes and hypocrites that they are. "Christians" have very little to offer anyone these days. And being openly in bed with Trump/MAGA. The straw that broke the camel's back.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||May 19, 2023 4:43 AM|
[quote] OP is the kind of person who thinks 72% of the country is Catholic.
Christian, you dumbfuck. The Marxists in the alphabet soup community would be the same ones throwing a shitfit over a group mocking Muslims.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||May 19, 2023 4:47 AM|
For me, the irony in this decision by the Dodgers is that the organized Catholic Church, with its legions of abusive priests (most of whom commit abuse with impunity), does way more to defame Catholicism than the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence could ever do.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||May 19, 2023 4:48 AM|
R14 is a moron. Too stupid to even break down his stupidity one by one.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||May 19, 2023 4:48 AM|
They specialize in public sacrilege and blasphemy. They intend to shock and mock. Now, they pretend like they are the victims. No msindtran company or sports team should have been associated with them in The first place.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||May 19, 2023 4:48 AM|
No mainstream Company*
|by Anonymous||reply 31||May 19, 2023 4:49 AM|
Straight from the people who claim they are always the victims: "There must be some limits of free speech"
|by Anonymous||reply 32||May 19, 2023 4:50 AM|
[quote] They specialize in public sacrilege and blasphemy. They intend to shock and mock.
What flyover frau town do you live in that you think some men dressed like nuns is going to shock people in LA?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||May 19, 2023 4:50 AM|
What’s the problem?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||May 19, 2023 4:50 AM|
R33 hasn’t discovered television yet and lives in a liberal ghetto.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||May 19, 2023 4:51 AM|
r9 It's 63% as of 2021 (Pew Research), you pulled that 72% directly out of your ass.
And of course, like r10 pointed out, nuns are a Catholic thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||May 19, 2023 4:51 AM|
R35, I'd rather live in a liberal ghetto than with sanctimonious religious cunts like you.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||May 19, 2023 4:53 AM|
R34, how have they gotten away with that evil trash so far?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||May 19, 2023 4:53 AM|
R37 would rather live in a place with rioting, looting, murder, and shit on the streets.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||May 19, 2023 5:01 AM|
[post redacted because linking to dailymail.co.uk clearly indicates that the poster is either a troll or an idiot (probably both, honestly.) Our advice is that you just ignore this poster but whatever you do, don't click on any link to this putrid rag.]
|by Anonymous||reply 40||May 19, 2023 5:09 AM|
R39, and meanwhile, Trump shits in your mouth and the rest of us have to read you regurgitate it.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||May 19, 2023 5:11 AM|
[quote]would rather live in a place with rioting, looting, murder, and shit on the streets.
So move out of Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Missouri, Baltimore, Maryland, or Memphis, Tennessee .
|by Anonymous||reply 42||May 19, 2023 5:12 AM|
The problem isn’t drag queens. The problem is anti-religious drag queens mocking another religion.
Inclusion = inclusion.
Inclusion is about accepting anyone despite their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, weight.
Inclusion isn’t celebrating sexual identity while bashing religion.
That’s not inclusion.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||May 19, 2023 5:32 AM|
[quote] San Francisco's Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
|by Anonymous||reply 44||May 19, 2023 5:35 AM|
R43, when Christianity decides to stop 'bashing' gay people -- like they have been for thousands of years -- then maybe there is something to your argument. Until then, they can fuck right off.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||May 19, 2023 5:38 AM|
Well they've done a lot of great charitable work, I've never really cared for them. I'm no fan of the Catholic Church but I don't think it's cool to mock nuns like that. Sure there are worse things. But I just find them kind of tragic
|by Anonymous||reply 46||May 19, 2023 5:38 AM|
The irony of the whole situation is that the "inclusion" event want's to exclude people they don't like.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||May 19, 2023 5:45 AM|
I kind of think the Perpetual Indulgence sisters are hilarious. But why would a baseball game be a good venue for them? Baseball is pretty boring.
They don't offend me, but baseball + comic drag sacrilege does seem an odd combination.
BTW, nuns are not only Catholic. The Anglican church, Eastern Orthodox and Lutheran churches have nuns. Buddhism has nuns. Jainism has nuns. Is there a Church of Perpetual Indulgence?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||May 19, 2023 5:51 AM|
This is the problem with corporatizing Pride. The businesses end up calling the shots and the meaning of pride celebration gets lost. The whole point of a company is to make money, so they make decisions not because they love and understand us, but because they think they'll get cash out of the deal. I understand why they hesitated to include the sisters. LA has a pretty large Hispanic population and a bunch of Dodgers fans are Hispanic, Catholic, and lean socially conservative. I think certain companies saw what happened with Bud Light, and they're going to start being more hesitant about showing support.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||May 19, 2023 5:56 AM|
I'm so glad to see that baseball is so concerned with the religion and cultures of others 🙄
|by Anonymous||reply 50||May 19, 2023 6:04 AM|
Double edge sward though. In the early days of gay pride, NO company would come within a mile of sponsoring anything to do with the parade. Doing so meant they backed gay rights. Now we have all these companies that just do it for the money, which was still the original motivation but they turn on us whenever the wind blows another direction.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||May 19, 2023 6:05 AM|
[quote] Well they've done a lot of great charitable work
They probably do more charitable work than most so-called "Christians."
|by Anonymous||reply 52||May 19, 2023 6:07 AM|
Why are the Los Angeles Dodgers organising Pride events? Doesn't Pride belong to the gays anymore?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||May 19, 2023 6:08 AM|
R53, why are you so surprised? Have you never heard of sports teams organizing pride nights before?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||May 19, 2023 6:11 AM|
I have read that some (the ones who aren't useless religious freaks, and who have a sense of humor) are aware of the charitable work that the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence do, and actually get a kick out of them and (tacitly) support their efforts. Many actual Catholic nuns are stealth lesbians and atheists, and even socialists. The plainclothes ones (not the holy roller Filipina/Indian ones who still wear the habit) are down in the trenches, providing reproductive health to women, care to refugees and the homeless, as well as housing and school to poor children. Many are secret radicals actively working on the downlow against official Church policy on certain issues. As so many women have known throughout history, when men run the show, continue doing whatever it is you want, just keep it hidden, and let the men think they're in charge, lol.
Oh - and fuck the Catholic Church. In this day and age, I cannot believe anyone with an ounce of morality takes those fucking child rapist pedos and hypocritical closet queens seriously. How dare the Sisters (who actively do good, and merely point out the Church's hypocrisy) be thrown out and have their award rescinded. The Dodgers should be ashamed. We're sooooo enlightened in 2023, in this corporate, theocratic hellscape of a country.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||May 19, 2023 6:12 AM|
BREAKING: Dodger pride night is only for the butch gays, not drag gays.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||May 19, 2023 6:18 AM|
So easy to take the piss out of nuns. Any chance of ridiculing a religion other than Christianity? Say, Muslims? How brave those trannies are. They'd fucking love to have a real vagina and wear a nun's habit.
Freaks on the left, freaks on the right.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||May 19, 2023 6:22 AM|
"when Christianity decides to stop 'bashing' gay people -- like they have been for thousands of years -- then maybe there is something to your argument. Until then, they can fuck right off".
|by Anonymous||reply 58||May 19, 2023 6:23 AM|
Real men in drag are more offensive than real men in women drag.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||May 19, 2023 6:24 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 60||May 19, 2023 6:25 AM|
Once again the L, G and B are suffering for the rest of the letters.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||May 19, 2023 6:26 AM|
It’s disrespectful to fans who are Catholic
|by Anonymous||reply 62||May 19, 2023 6:32 AM|
R62, perhaps those fans should worry more about abusive priests.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||May 19, 2023 6:35 AM|
Dodger Pride Night Collapses is Complete.
LA Pride just announced they are pulling out of the pride night in support of the Sisters. Others will also fallow.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||May 19, 2023 6:40 AM|
@r62, "It’s disrespectful to fans who are Catholic "
Heaven forbid a sports team be disrespectful 🙄
|by Anonymous||reply 65||May 19, 2023 6:45 AM|
R54, I'm from the UK so it's a little unusual for me for non-gay organisations to have Pride events to this extent, but when basically straight organisations (whose interest in Pride is completely different from what Pride is about for gay people) start holding Pride events then of course such events are going to be some bullshit nonsense.
The gays need to make Pride our own again.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||May 19, 2023 6:50 AM|
You gays are over. Your time is over. We rule now.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||May 19, 2023 6:52 AM|
R66, Pride has become a very corporate affair here for quite some time now.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||May 19, 2023 7:02 AM|
Stupid to book drag queens of any kind at a sports "Pride" night. Are there no out gay baseball players? Yes, retired ones, easy to book. It's lazy and stereotypical to think, "Let's do a Pride event! We'll get some drag queens."
[quote] Well they've done a lot of great charitable work
When they aren't stealing their own money:
|by Anonymous||reply 69||May 19, 2023 7:10 AM|
We needed corporate recognition back in the day, but I agree, maybe it's time for another shift and move away from so much of it unless they are truly dedicated and can prove it with actions and not press releases.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||May 19, 2023 7:10 AM|
[quote]When they aren't stealing their own money:
Oh, do tell.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||May 19, 2023 7:14 AM|
Jesus Fucking Christ put a cork in it R61. You're so unhinged and hate trans so zealously - you don't even know what you're hating anymore.
Drag queens are 99.5% gay men. This is specifically about gay men.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||May 19, 2023 7:25 AM|
[quote] Dodger Pride Night Collapses is Complete. LA Pride just announced they are pulling out of the pride night in support of the Sisters. Others will also fallow.
Baseball fans everywhere cheer !
|by Anonymous||reply 73||May 19, 2023 7:49 AM|
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are an institution, and they're satire. Their inclusion does not mean that other religions are excluded from the event. Churches and religious groups are ALWAYS at L.A. Pride and have been for many years.
Anyone who is trying to say that the Dodgers are supposed to ban the Sisters because they're a bigoted organization is a liar. Maybe they're just trolling because they want attention, maybe they genuinely are some far-right evangelical nutjob who has taken up residence here, but either way, they are lying to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||May 19, 2023 8:32 AM|
This crap will just increase resentment and fear of LGB people.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||May 19, 2023 9:36 AM|
Mocking a religious group....
|by Anonymous||reply 76||May 19, 2023 10:05 AM|
Sister Boom Boom XXX (Jack Fertig), who transitioned from the earthly plane, becoming a "Nun of the Above", is rolling over in her fabulously decorated grave 😜
|by Anonymous||reply 77||May 19, 2023 10:15 AM|
They should have never partnered with a group that specializes in mocking a religion and sacrilege
|by Anonymous||reply 78||May 19, 2023 11:04 AM|
[quote] Double edge sward
|by Anonymous||reply 79||May 19, 2023 11:28 AM|
@r78, As if Christians were known for their tolerance of other religions 🙄
|by Anonymous||reply 80||May 19, 2023 11:54 AM|
Good decision. Period. Obviously the Christian haters know nothing about business. Are the nuns funny? Of course they are. But, can the Dodgers afford to have them at a game? No, purely a business decision.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||May 19, 2023 12:04 PM|
Funny how everybody on DL who rail against trans and drag queens all of a sudden are outraged that a baseball organization doesn't want to have them as part of their event and risk serious repercussions to their business.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||May 19, 2023 12:06 PM|
I’m Catholic and I love the Sisters, who, by the way, predate the trans panic by many decades. You guys are going on like they are Satanists when they are really just a raunchier version of the Sister Mary Ignatiuses and Sister Michaels who are beloved by the more liberal members of the Faith. They do a lot of good, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||May 19, 2023 12:08 PM|
Fuck those sports team pride events! Seriously fuck off!
|by Anonymous||reply 84||May 19, 2023 12:09 PM|
The Dodgers just need to find some drag queens who aren’t raunchy and who don’t mock religion. Then they can check that box and everyone can be happy again.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||May 19, 2023 12:11 PM|
The Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Joe Hollendoner put out a statement in support of the Sisters, blaming “out-of-state, right-wing fundamentalists” for “perpetuating a false narrative about LGBTQ+ people.”
“We call on the Dodgers to reconsider their decision, honor the Sisters, and bring the true spirit of Pride back to Dodgers Stadium,” Hollendoner wrote. “If the decision is not reversed, we strongly encourage the Dodgers to cancel Pride Night. Any organization that turns its back on LGBTQ+ people at this damning and dangerous inflection point in our nation’s history should not be hoisting a rainbow flag or hosting a ‘Pride Night.’”
The Sisters also received support from Northern California. State Sen. 𝑺𝒄𝒐𝒕𝒕 𝑾𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒓, a San Francisco Democrat and member of the Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, criticized the Dodgers for backing down and included a subtle dig at the San Francisco Giants’ rivals.
“Really sad to see the Dodgers cave to pressure & kick drag queens out of a Pride celebration,” he wrote on Twitter. “The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence do amazing, life-saving work in the community. We expect more from our sports teams — even the Dodgers.”
|by Anonymous||reply 86||May 19, 2023 12:18 PM|
Dodgers gonna dodge.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||May 19, 2023 12:39 PM|
Their tiresome one note thing was ok back in 1982 or whenever it started.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||May 19, 2023 1:07 PM|
Where was the 72% pulled from? Thin air?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||May 19, 2023 1:24 PM|
It just goes to show you that there is no real outrage about offending Christians. They have to make up numbers.
I’m thinking that real, authentic Christians make up about 5% of the country. Or less. Let’s get real here.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||May 19, 2023 1:25 PM|
R53 Gays haven't been a consideration in Pride for at least 5 years now. We are scum and an inconvenience to the TQ+ agenda.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||May 19, 2023 1:32 PM|
Sorry, but the Sisters are creepy and they'll make kids cry.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||May 19, 2023 1:53 PM|
R83, you’re Catholic but you think it’s okay to mix raunchiness and sacrilege with your religious faith? I know some liberal Catholics, but none of them would think it’s okay to do that. Just because you’re a nominal Catholic that doesn’t take their faith seriously doesn’t mean other Catholics and Christians are likewise. Moreover, businesses don’t have to associate with an entity that degrades or trivializes the faith of hundreds of millions of people. It’s bad branding
|by Anonymous||reply 93||May 19, 2023 1:59 PM|
The gay community really is asking for a backlash if it is putting its neck on the Line for a bunch of vulgar men who mock Christianity.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||May 19, 2023 2:02 PM|
Authentic as Tex Mex in the 70s.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||May 19, 2023 2:02 PM|
Poking fun at the theatrical glamour of the Catholic church isn't mocking Christianity. They may be creepy-looking bearded men who look like witches, but they're not vulgar.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||May 19, 2023 2:04 PM|
I agree R93 but at some point back in the day the very gay populated Catholic parish in the Castro had them over for something. It is hard to even imagine those days now but Tales of the City described a world that sorta existed. I’m an old enough eldergay to remember all that and even if I have gotten more conservative truth be told I sorta miss it.
It might as well be the Ming Dynasty or the Byzantine Empire in relevance to where we are today.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||May 19, 2023 2:05 PM|
[quote] Oh, OP is also the guy having a meltdown because the Catholic school shooter's manifesto isn't going to be released. In THAT thread he's basically saying "fuck the Catholic school, I want the manifesto," but in THIS thread it's "fuck drag queens, they're offending Catholics."
Covenant School is Presbyterian.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||May 19, 2023 2:11 PM|
Yay. More outrage.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||May 19, 2023 2:26 PM|
R93, there is nothing nominal about my faith. I think you need to get to know more Catholics.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||May 19, 2023 3:23 PM|
Is this an LA versus SF thing? Shouldn't they be supporting the Giants?
|by Anonymous||reply 101||May 19, 2023 3:24 PM|
Cowardly cunts. If you really want to make a statement, prance around in drag in a traditional hijab yelling "ALLAH AKBAR!" Put on traditional Orthodox Jewish clothes, wear great big Star of David necklaces, and jump around screaming, "OY VEY! I'M LATE TO TEMPLE!"
I'm an atheist and I believe in free speech, so I don't have a problem with mocking religions, although it seems like a poor business practice to tell Catholics to fuck off, but hey, their stadium, their rules.
I'm just pointing out what utter chickenshits these assholes are, despite their pretenses to be brave.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||May 19, 2023 3:36 PM|
The Sisters were great anarchic fun initially, but he have gone corporate decades ago. As always when there is money to be made.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||May 19, 2023 3:59 PM|
[quote] Why are the Los Angeles Dodgers organising Pride events? Doesn't Pride belong to the gays anymore?
Of course not.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||May 19, 2023 4:36 PM|
The grand marshals of Pride last year was 4 trannies and 1 lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||May 19, 2023 4:38 PM|
The group is disgusting and is rightly regarded as niche
|by Anonymous||reply 106||May 19, 2023 4:42 PM|
[Quote] The gay community really is asking for a backlash if it is putting its neck on the Line for a bunch of vulgar men who mock Christianity
I agree R94
|by Anonymous||reply 107||May 19, 2023 4:44 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 108||May 19, 2023 5:07 PM|
I remember watching the Sandi Freeman show on CNN during the conventions in 1984 and she had some of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence on with Jerry Falwell, and she seemed a little shocked and asked Rev. Jerry if he was offended, and he just laughed and said, "No, I'm not offended, I'm not offended at all."
Maybe because he was Protestant, or maybe because that was a completely different world.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||May 19, 2023 5:14 PM|
R102, I would argue that most of the SOPI members are old enough to remember when Cardinal O’Connor was campaigning against safe sex education and was the face of HIV prevention.
While the majority of Catholics now may be tacit supporters of gay people, many of us remember when they weren’t and one could point to the persistent intransigence of the Holy See when it comes to true support and acceptance in today’s world.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||May 19, 2023 9:18 PM|
* and was the face of anti-HIV prevention
|by Anonymous||reply 111||May 19, 2023 9:19 PM|
Power to the dodgers
|by Anonymous||reply 112||May 19, 2023 9:30 PM|
[quote] Doesn't Pride belong to the gays anymore?
|by Anonymous||reply 113||May 20, 2023 6:01 AM|
Catholics have a right to be offended over this. Really, it makes all those kids fucked up the ass by their priests seem so, so insignificant.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||May 20, 2023 6:44 AM|
I love R114.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||May 20, 2023 6:50 AM|
Really, the Sisters have to stop putting out these offensive parodies.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||May 20, 2023 2:14 PM|
The Catholic church is the only true Christian church, all the Protestant spinoffs are simply not legitimate. But at least they are still Christian unlike completely off the wall religions like Buddism, Hindus etc. Who in their right mind believes in a Buddha or the Hindu God who I guess is a cow? Completely ridiculous!
|by Anonymous||reply 117||May 20, 2023 3:07 PM|
Christians have no leg to stand on talking about bigotry, or anything else for that matter.
Besides, which Christians are really offended here except the fundamentalists? And who gives a shit about them?
I doubt 80% of the self-identified "Christians" in this country would know the difference between Communion and a beer on Sunday. They've surely not seen the inside of a church since their weddings to 12 year olds.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||May 20, 2023 3:36 PM|
R118. I actually quite like Buddhism since it's almost a paradoxical misotheistic faith.
It bears resemblance to some ancient Greek philosophies as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||May 20, 2023 3:39 PM|
Wheelchair-bound nuns with catheters relentlessly interrogated by the bishop for having sex with priests—thanks, R116, I'm taking notes even as I type!
|by Anonymous||reply 120||May 20, 2023 3:47 PM|
[quote]LA Pride just announced they are pulling out of the pride night in support of the Sisters. Others will also fallow.
As my grandmother used to say, "Communists don't believe in God."
|by Anonymous||reply 121||May 20, 2023 3:49 PM|
“Others will also fallow“
|by Anonymous||reply 122||May 20, 2023 3:51 PM|
Official statement for you, R120z
|by Anonymous||reply 123||May 20, 2023 3:55 PM|
Including people who are mocking/sexualizing a major religion in the name of "pride" is just a stupid business decision, regardless of your disdain for the religion/institution. Dumb battle to be fighting. The same people up in arms over the disinvitation would be going ballistic if this were a group of drag queens dressed as Muhammed.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||May 20, 2023 4:06 PM|
Precisely. There is a destructive subset of people in the gay community who wanna engage in the most vulgar and disrespectful behavior toward other groups without any consideration for how the backlash could destroy all the gains of the community
|by Anonymous||reply 125||May 20, 2023 4:41 PM|
Has Anita Bryant joined the thread? The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have been around for more than 40 years, during which support for gay rights has only gone up; and it was their kind of in-your-face activity that gained all our rights in the first place, not the buttoned-down types like the Mattachine Society that preceded Stonewall. I wouldn't worry so much about backlash from groups that wouldn't support us anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||May 20, 2023 6:39 PM|
The Dodgers are a mainstream business, not some left wing activist organization. They seek to appeal to the broadest fanbase, to Middle America. They can’t afford to Alienate or offend an entire group of people.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||May 20, 2023 6:47 PM|
[quote] They seek to appeal to the broadest fanbase, to Middle America.
The Dodgers need to appeal to LA and LA fans only -- not the same "Middle America" that has been intent on hating their very wrong and stupid idea of LA.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||May 20, 2023 6:57 PM|
Last I checked L.A. is still in California, and Middle America still despises California with the heat of a thousand suns.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||May 20, 2023 6:59 PM|
They need to appeal to Southern California baseball fans, which includes devout Catholics, Latinos, and older Americans
|by Anonymous||reply 130||May 20, 2023 6:59 PM|
R129, don't tell that to R128.
The Dodgers are Middle America's team, dammit! 🇺🇸 🇺🇲
|by Anonymous||reply 131||May 20, 2023 7:00 PM|
[quote] devout Catholics, L
Who exactly are these devout, pious Catholics dressed in mantillas and praying rosaries at Dodger Stadium.
Give me a fucking break.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||May 20, 2023 7:03 PM|
Speaking of geography, R101 raises a good point - why is did the Dodgers, and not the Giants, invite them in the first place? Do the Giants host a similar event, and will the Sisters be invited to that?
|by Anonymous||reply 133||May 20, 2023 7:06 PM|
Over 43% of Dodgers fans are Latin, and the team has a growing international fan base
|by Anonymous||reply 134||May 20, 2023 7:07 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 135||May 20, 2023 7:07 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 136||May 20, 2023 10:58 PM|
Dodgers apologize and re-invite the Sisters. I guess Middle America and the Latin Catholic fans will have to figure out a way to cope.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||May 23, 2023 12:18 PM|
R117 Priests are all groomers and child molesters. They didn't fuck you because you were too ugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||May 23, 2023 12:27 PM|
[quote] There is a destructive subset of people in the gay community
Queer, trans and nb.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||May 23, 2023 12:30 PM|
[quote] There is a destructive subset of people in the gay community
Queer, trans and enby.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||May 23, 2023 12:31 PM|
Sisters are back!
Poor Little Marco, what's he going to say now?
|by Anonymous||reply 141||May 23, 2023 12:34 PM|
Something stupid r141.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||May 23, 2023 12:36 PM|
I hate that there are people on this forum caving to the religious bigots. I doubt these posters are gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||May 23, 2023 12:38 PM|
We have evangelical Jesus-freaks running around among us, R143.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||May 23, 2023 12:41 PM|
It’s disrespectful to Catholics. Good job Dodgers.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||May 23, 2023 12:43 PM|
If you are so insecure in your religion that you can't manage to see the humor in the SOPI, then too bad. They have been around for decades and, frankly, the Catholic church, as a major proponent of anti-gay legislation TO THIS DAY, deserves the disrespect and mocking from the gay community. SOPI is a gay institution and the only reason that they were dis-invited is because they trigger the anti-trans loons, not because they are critical of the Catholic church. I'm Jewish and I haven't noticed people laying off the Jews in parody or comedy. Mel Brooks has made a career of it. While the First Amendment does not apply to private corporations, like the Dodgers, cancelling these kinds of shows because people might get offended inevitably degrades our First Amendment rights.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||May 23, 2023 1:03 PM|
R30 The responses to that Twitter link have taken an ugly life of its own. For example:
[Quote]It's really time for Christianity to grow a pair and start dealing with these people the way we would have 75 or a hundred years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||May 23, 2023 1:13 PM|
[quote] It’s disrespectful to Catholics.
The entire vibe and city of Los Angeles is 'disrespectful' to Catholic/Christianity/whatever. Welcome to the real Sin City.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||May 25, 2023 7:05 AM|
All of this makes me worry/wonder when they will start coming for the Sound of Music Sing-a-long at the Hollywood Bowl.....
|by Anonymous||reply 149||May 25, 2023 7:28 AM|
Another from the HB photo booth:
|by Anonymous||reply 150||May 25, 2023 7:32 AM|
Catholics are appalled at men in gowns grooming children?
|by Anonymous||reply 151||May 25, 2023 7:37 AM|
Here’s a nuanced Catholic take on the incident.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||May 25, 2023 11:17 AM|
Apparently they've been re-invited now.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||May 25, 2023 2:28 PM|