LA Dodgers Host First 'Faith and Family' Night in Four Years

John Simmons | August 1, 2023
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It’s unfortunately far too common to see professional sports teams not only honor the LGBT agenda, but also give so little time to support worldviews that oppose or are counter to that ideology. However, the Los Angeles Dodgers swung for the fences to go against this trend.

On Sunday, the Dodgers hosted its first “Faith and Family Night” since 2019, and they pulled out all the stops for this event.  The lineup of speakers at the event included actor Chris Pratt, and Dodgers stars like manager Dave Roberts, Chris Taylor, Max Muncy, and Clayton Kershaw, who called out the Dodgers for hosting the drag group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence when it was first announced. Pratt threw out the ceremonial first pitch before LA’s game against the Cincinnati Reds earlier in the day, and Christian recording artist Jeremy Camp played a set before and after the game.


Not everyone was thrilled that the Dodgers hosted this event. All you have to do is just look at the first few comments on the above post for proof of that. But what's especially troubling is that some people tried to make it seem that the LGBT community deserved some level of recognition for not interfering with the event.

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Outsports tried to compare the LGBT community’s response to the faith night with how Chrisitian fans reacted to LA’s decision to honor the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” drag group back in June. Thousands of Catholics and Christians protested outside the stadium while the ceremony was happening, and very few people were present for it on the inside.

The pro-gay website framed these actions by Christians in its article as an attack on a “marginalized” demographic, and also claimed that because no LGBT members protested Sunday’s festivities, they deserve some sort of medal for being the “kinder” group.

But not disrupting one event after a baseball game doesn’t give the LGBT community the moral high ground. Remember, the drag group that was honored posed as nuns, a blasphemous and disgusting slap in the face to Catholics. 

Moreover, how many times have we seen LGBT members sue Christian cake shops when they can't get a cake for their civil union ceremony, accuse churches of being “unloving” when they say homosexuality is wrong or mock Christians for having a strong moral compass? And enough with the “marginalized” talk. Anyone with eyes and a fourth-grade level of critical thinking knows they’ve been supported more than any other demographic in the United States.

Despite this bogus argument, the day's events were a huge success. While the Cincinnati Reds did end up beating the home team earlier that afternoon, the bigger victory was that the fans sent a very loud message to the Dodgers. The fan base won't tolerate their team celebrating groups of sexually perverse individuals, but they will turn out when LA chooses to focus on faith and family-friendly activities and just playing baseball. 

Not for nothing, I don’t think Dodgers fans are the only MLB fanbase who feel that way. And, maybe, they’ve just sent an example for baseball fans everywhere on how to send an effective message.

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