Dodgers Aug 16, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detailed view of Los Angeles Dodgers hat and glove in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Next month, the Los Angeles Dodgers are moving forward with plans to honor LGBTQ group The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence during their Pride Night celebration on June 16. But after the team’s announcement, Dodgers pitcher Blake Treinen made it clear that he is very much against the team’s decision.

On Tuesday, Blake Treinen released a statement via Christian music artist Sean Feucht where he expressed his disagreement with the Dodgers’ decision to honor The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and absolutely blasted the group, calling their performances “blasphemous.”

“I am disappointed to see the Sister’s  [sic] of Perpetual Indulgence being honored as heroes at Dodger Stadium. Many of their performances are blasphemous, and their work only displays hate and mockery of Catholics and the Christian faith,” Treinen said in his statement.

“I understand that playing baseball is a privilege, and not a right. My convictions in Jesus Christ will always come first. Since I have been with the Dodger’s [sic] they have been at the forefront of supporting a wide variety of groups.

“However, inviting the Sister’s [sic] of Perpetual Indulgence to perform disenfranchises a large community and promotes hate of Christians and people of faith. This single event alienates the fans and supporters of the Dodgers, Major League Baseball, and professional sports. People like baseball for its entertainment value and competition. The fans do not want propaganda or politics forced on them. The debacle with Bud Light and Target should be a warning to companies and professional sports to stay true to their brand and leave the propaganda and politics off the field..

“I believe Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins. 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 [sic] to ‘honor’ the Sister’s [sic] of Perpetual Indulgence.”

It’s a firm statement from Treinen, and the sports world had plenty to say about it on social media.

Treinen finished his statement by quoting Joshua 24:15 from the Bible: “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

[Sean Feucht]