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In a plot twist, the Los Angeles Dodgers will follow through on their original commitment to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

In a press release issued May 22, the Dodgers apologized for rescinding the drag group’s invitation to Pride Night. The decision came after “much thoughtful feedback from our diverse communities, honest conversations within the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and generous discussions with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,” the ball club stated.

Pressure from anti-LGBT hardline Catholics, persuaded the Dodgers to cancel plans to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, fearing their presence would “distract from the great benefits that we have seen over the years of Pride Night.”

The controversy was stoked by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)  who penned a letter objecting to the sisters being given a Community Hero Award at the June 16 game. 

“Do you believe that the Los Angeles Dodgers are being 'inclusive and welcoming to everyone' by giving an award to a group of gay and transgender drag performers that intentionally mocks and degrades Christians — and not only Christians, but nuns, who devote their lives to serving others?” Rubio wrote.

The nonprofit’s San Francisco Order refuted assertions they harbored anti-Catholic beliefs. 

“Our ministry is real,” wrote Sister Rosie. “We promulgate universal joy, expiate stigmatic guilt and our use of religious trappings is a response to those faiths whose members would condemn us and seek to strip away the rights of marginalized communities.”

Created in 1979 as a response to the AIDS crisis, the street performance troupe deploys satire and humor to lift spirits, promote human rights and call attention to critical needs. 

Upon learning of the sisters' exclusion by the Dodgers, Anaheim Mayor Ashleigh Aitken invited them to attend Anaheim Angels Pride Night on June 7 as her guests.