Second Dodgers pitcher speaks out against Pride Night festivities: ‘God cannot be mocked’

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Blake Treinen pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)

Second Dodgers pitcher speaks out against Pride Night festivities: ‘God cannot be mocked’

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Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Blake Treinen spoke out against the team’s decision to reinvite the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to attend its Pride Night festivities later this month.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Treinen denounced the team’s choice to honor the self-described “queer and trans nuns” group on June 16.

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“I believe Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins,” Treinen’s said in the statement, posted by Christian singer and friend Sean Feucht. “I believe the word of God is true, and in Galatians 6:7 it says, ‘do not be deceived, God cannot be mocked; a man reaps what he sows.’”

“This group openly mocks Jesus Christ, the cornerstone of my faith, and I want to make it clear that I do not agree with nor support the decision of the Dodger’s to ‘honor’ the Sister’s of Perpetual Indulgence,” Treinen added.

Treinen’s statement joins teammate Clayton Kershaw in expressing disapproval of the team’s decision.

“I don’t agree with making fun of other people’s religions,” Kershaw said. “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. So that’s something that I definitely don’t agree with.”

Washington Nationals pitcher Trevor Williams, who is a Catholic, also denounced the decision, saying: “To invite and honor a group that makes a blatant and deeply offensive mockery of my religion, and the religion of over 4 million people in Los Angeles county alone, undermines the values of respect and inclusivity that should be upheld by any organization.”

The team originally disinvited the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from its Pride Night festivities following criticism from several Catholic groups and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) concerning the group’s overt anti-Catholic imagery.

Conservatives rallied behind Treinen’s statement, calling it “excellent” and full of “tremendous courage.”

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The statement had garnered more than 17,000 likes as of Thursday morning.

“My convictions in Jesus Christ will always come first,” Treinen said.

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