Mike Pence

Last week, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced plans to host and honor The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an LGBTQ group that uses drag and Catholic imagery to address social and gender issues. And now former United States Vice President Mike Pence is joining the voices speaking out against that decision.

In a Tweet on Thursday afternoon, Mike Pence claimed that the decision to invite the group to the LGBTQ group at Pride Night was “deeply offensive” and suggested that the MLB should apologize to Catholics for the Dodgers’ decision.

“Having been raised in a Catholic family, the Dodgers decision to invite the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a hateful group that blatantly mocks Catholicism, to their event next month is deeply offensive,” Pence said in a tweet. “Last summer the MLB moved their All-Star Game out of Georgia over a lie about voter ID and now they are apologizing and welcoming anti-Catholic bigots back to Dodger Stadium with open arms.”

“The MLB should not be apologizing to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, they should be apologizing to Catholics across America. America’s pastime should respect the faith of every American no matter what,” Pence’s tweet continued.

Pence is not the only one to express his displeasure. Dodgers pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Blake Treinen also spoke against the team’s decision to invite the group to the stadium, calling their performances “blasphemous.”

[Mike Pence]