Chrisitan and professional baseball player Blake Treinen have issued a statement after the anti-Catholic group “Sisters fo the Perpetual indulgence” were reinvited to the team.
“I am disappointed to see the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence being honored as heroes at Dodger Stadium,” Treinen said in a statement posted to Twitter via his friend Sean Feucht. “Many of their performances are blasphemous, and their work only displays hate and mockery of Catholics and the Christian faith.”
Treinen’s statement seems to make it known that his statement could result in him losing his position with the team and the possibility he will never play again.
“I understand that playing baseball is a privilege, and not a right,” he said. “My convictions in Jesus Christ will always come first. Since I have been with the Dodger’s they have been at the forefront of supporting a wide variety of groups. However, inviting the Sister’s 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.”
The father of two also stated, “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.’”
Catholic pitcher Trevor Williams of the Washington Nationals has also spoken out, stating he is “deeply troubled” by the Dodgers’ decision.
“To invite and honor a group that makes a blatant and deeply offensive mockery of my religion, and the religion of over 4 million people in Los Angeles county alone, undermines the values of respect and inclusivity that should be upheld by any organization,” Williams said in a lengthy statement posted to Twitter.
— Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor) May 30, 2023
However, MLB bad boy, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Anthony Bass, apologized after sharing a social media post encouraging Christians to boycott Target and Bud Light.
Bass was recently the most hated man in America after one of his social media posts went viral after he complained an airline attendant forced his wife to clean up his kid’s mess during a flight.
Bass looked like he had just emerged from a forced struggle session.
“I recognize yesterday I made a post that was hurtful to the Pride community, which includes friends of mine and close family members of mine. And I am truly sorry for that,” Bass said.
“I just spoke with my teammates and shared with them my actions yesterday. I apologized with [sic] them, and as of right now I am using the Blue Jays’ resources to better educate myself to make better decisions moving forward,” he added. “The ballpark is for everybody. We include all fans at the ballpark. We want to welcome everybody. That’s all I have to say.”
Statement from Anthony Bass: pic.twitter.com/UXLrx1HVO5
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 30, 2023
Apparently, Bass is also headed to a reeducation camp.
“It’s not going to be a 15 or 30-second apology and say, ‘OK, I did my part,’ ” Blue Jays manager John Schneider told reporters. “There’s going to be continued work with the resources we do have to try to show that he’s understanding that he made a mistake.”
“We’re going to continue to make the Rogers Center a very welcoming place for everyone to come to,” he added. “It doesn’t reflect our views as an organization.”
Some good news is that players are starting to complain to their labor union and demanding protection.
Big News: The MLB Players union @MLBPA has been contacted by players and has now contacted @MLB over concerns players have about teams pushing social/political issues which in turn appear as player endorsements. This has been an ongoing problem and players don’t feel protected.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 30, 2023