There will never not be outrage. From advanced metrics in baseball to the most mundane political issue, the world is destined to be polarized until the reckoning arrives. Why do we say that? Because the topic of the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting Pride Night during a home game in mid-June has now reached the White House.
The White House! Where the most important people are discussing the most pressing, difficult issues facing the most powerful country in the world. Well, it doesn't really feel like that at all anymore, but that's the idea -- or at least what it used to be/what it's supposed to be.
This week, a reporter provided another reason to delegitimize the prominence of Washington by asking the White House Press Secretary what the Joe Biden administration thought about the Dodgers inviting, uninviting, and then reinviting the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to the June 16 Pride Night event in LA.
And then FOX News thought it was uncovering some sort of intricate conspiracy when they reported on the fact Sam Brinton, a former Biden admin official, was also a former principal officer of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence chapter in Washington D.C.
Oh no!! Uncovered the bias. The Biden Administration's secret support of an LGBTQ+ group that is said to "mock" the Catholic church is out!
White House fields question about LA Dodgers Pride Night
Is this really what we need to be talking about, as a society, on the grandest stage of national discourse? Support it or oppose it, this is not -- and never should be -- something discussed by the highest-ranking political figures.
For those offended by the Sisters, the rest of the world can perhaps relate on some level since no ideology/belief system/way of life goes uncriticized, but this falls under one's First Amendment right, if you really want to get technical.
In the simplest of perspectives, a video surfacing of a drag show featuring a fake Jesus Christ on the cross is small potatoes when looking at the grander picture of gun violence, bigotry, racism, sexism, war, genocide, terrorism and any other nefarious act that oppresses people on the daily.
Kind of unfortunate the Dodgers had to conduct damage control for the third time with their announcement of Christian Faith and Family Day for July 30 -- something that hadn't been held at Dodger Stadium since 2019. They had to both re-invite the Sisters after offending the LGBTQ community and then reinstate Christian Family Day after offending the Christians.
Don't attend Pride Night. Renounce your Dodgers fandom. Burn the team gear that you spent money on in your charcoal grill and put the video on TikTok. Go vent to your pals in your private Facebook group so you can further fortify your beliefs without any interruption from the opposition. Stand on the side of the road with some construction paper glued to a paint stirrer and yell as drivers pass by.
Don't try to get an answer from the leader of the free world about his viewpoint on Pride Night at Dodger Stadium on June 16. We have to draw a line somewhere.