Former Vice President Mike Pence, who is set to begin his 2024 presidential campaign in Iowa next week, told MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred that the Los Angeles Dodgers will launch radical anti-Catholic groups later this month. I am asking for intervention to prevent it from being hosted. In “Pride Night”.
Baseball has united Americans for more than a century, but in recent years the left-wing politicization of baseball has damaged its image and reputation, Pence said in a letter to Manfred on Friday. Stated.
“For nearly 200 years, Americans have been united around great baseball,” Pence wrote in a letter to Manfred on Friday.
And for a very long time it was true. Since 1909, Democrats and Republicans in Congress have been able to set aside bitter rivalries to compete together in the friendliest competition. During his 2001 World Series, President George W. Bush reignited the spirit of America with the first pitch of Game 3 at Yankee Stadium, just one month after his darkest days in our country. . But baseball’s long-running track record has been called into question in recent years. In 2021, when my friend Brian Kemp, the governor of Georgia, signed into law a law protecting the integrity of his state’s elections, you could put your concerns over “voter suppression” (a claim that real residents would be ashamed of). We chose to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta for a reason. The impact of this law that produced historic voter turnout, including for African Americans). In doing so, you not only tarnished the game’s apolitical reputation, but you also robbed him of one of the greatest figures in baseball history, Hank, his Aaron legacy. Almost 50 years ago, Atlanta hosted its first All-Star Game, where “Hammerlin Hank” played and won an incredible victory. The 2021 game should have been a great opportunity to honor the Atlanta Braves legend who passed away a few months ago.
Fast forward to 2023 and the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to host a group of radical anti-Catholic drag queens dubbed the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” at “Pride Night” later this month. Pence asks Manfred to step in and stop the Dodgers from hosting.
“Now in 2023, Major League Baseball sits on the sidelines as our national pastime is desecrated by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an anti-Catholic hate group with a history of religious prejudice.” wrote Pence.
He further explained:
For reasons wholly beyond comprehension, the Los Angeles Dodgers have decided to award the “Sisters”, publicizing and spotlighting their obscenities that threaten to sexualize young children. rice field. For a moment, it seemed like the Dodgers were going to turn around, but the air of sanity doesn’t permeate Los Angeles. As Bishop Robert Barron has made clear, this kind of religious intolerance and indecent exposure will never be celebrated when it targets another religious group like Jews or Muslims. .
As a “longtime baseball fan and concerned compatriot,” Pence wrote to Manfred, saying it’s not too late for MLB to stop this.
Mr Pence wrote:
Baseball once symbolized American greatness, but MLB has led to open attacks on Christian beliefs, the sexual objectification of children in graphic public spaces, and the destruction of the families that baseball has supported for so many years. It is clear that that era is rapidly disappearing by spoiling our friendly environment. Baseball has been in a slump over the past few years, but that doesn’t mean MLB is over. The Dodgers won’t have a “Pride Night” to honor the “Sisters” until June 16. It’s not too late to turn around and restore American baseball’s reputation. Baseball has long been a cherished pastime in America, transcending political, social and cultural boundaries. I am a firm believer in the power of baseball to still bring people together and foster a sense of American unity centered on civic virtue. If you act quickly, we hope the league can once again be a source of inspiration for millions of fans across the country.
It remains to be seen if MLB will take any action on this matter.