The Los Angeles Dodgers have accelerated their plans for Christian Faith and Family Day after star pitcher Clayton Kershaw expressed his discontent with the team’s decision to highlight the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a prominent LGBTQ+ charity.
Kershaw’s concerns prompted the organization to move up the announcement of the event, which is now scheduled for July 30. The decision followed the Dodgers’ recent hosting of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence during Pride Night on June 16, where the group was set to receive an award in recognition of their remarkable community service.
According to Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times, Kershaw’s desire for an earlier announcement stemmed from his reaction to the Dodgers’ decision to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The star pitcher expressed his belief that the timing of the team’s announcement was accelerated as a response to the recognition bestowed upon the LGBTQ+ charity.
In a recent tweet, Kershaw had announced that the team will hold the Christian Faith and Family Day ON 30th of July.
Excited to announce the relaunch of Christian Faith and Family Day at Dodger Stadium on July 30th. More details to come— but we are grateful for the opportunity to talk about Jesus and determined to make it bigger and better than it was before COVID. Hope to see you on July 30th! pic.twitter.com/yNu7HyEgR9
— Clayton Kershaw (@ClaytonKersh22) May 26, 2023
Christian Faith and Family Day has been a tradition for the Los Angeles Dodgers in previous seasons, providing an opportunity for fans to celebrate their faith and enjoy a day at the ballpark. The event typically features various activities and programs tailored for families and faith-based organizations. However, this year’s plans were modified due to Kershaw’s concerns.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, known for their tireless commitment to serving marginalized communities, have been recognized for their work over the past four decades. Their efforts were particularly impactful during the AIDS crisis of the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. The charity has been instrumental in providing care and support to those affected by the disease, earning them widespread admiration and respect.
The Dodgers’ decision to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence during Pride Night was met with both appreciation and controversy. While many applauded the team for embracing diversity and promoting inclusivity, Kershaw’s objection highlighted a difference in perspective within the organization.
In response to Kershaw’s concerns, the Dodgers have adjusted their plans and expedited the announcement for Christian Faith and Family Day. The team aims to strike a balance between recognizing various charitable causes and providing an inclusive environment for fans of different backgrounds.
As the news of the altered announcement spreads, fans and observers await further details about the upcoming Christian Faith and Family Day.