Clayton Kershaw Oct 12, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) reacts during the third inning of game two of the NLDS for the 2022 MLB Playoffs against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced plans to honor the LGBTQ group The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence during the team’s Pride Night game on June 16. But longtime Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is not a fan of those plans.

During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Clayton Kershaw made it clear that he does not support the group, claiming that they are offensive to those who practice Christianity.

“I don’t agree with making fun of other people’s religions,” Kershaw told the Los Angeles Times. “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.”

Kershaw told The Times that he wasn’t aware of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence before they were invited to Pride Night. He said he “did the best I could to try and understand what they stood for,” but called it “tough” given the group’s portrayal of Christianity.

Though Kershaw is opposed to this particular group, he made it clear that he is not against the LGBTQ community at large.

“This has nothing to do with the LGBTQ community or pride or anything like that,” Kershaw said. “This is simply a group that was making fun of a religion, that I don’t agree with.”

Despite his opposition to the group, Kershaw has no plans to boycott the team’s Pride Night.

“As a follower of Christ, we’re supposed to love everybody well,” Kershaw said. “And I think that means being able to be at a lot of different places and be able to be a part of a lot of different things.”

[Los Angeles Times]