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Meet the L.A. Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Sin some more!
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is a charity group founded in San Francisco in 1979, with affiliates across the U.S., including the one in Los Angeles that started in the mid-1990s. The group's members dress in drag as nuns and wear very elaborate makeup.
On Wednesday, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia, the L.A. Dodgers posted on social media that they were disinviting the sisters to the team's annual Pride Night after they received some "controversy" over including them. The group was supposed to receive an award recognizing their activism.
Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had complained to Major League Baseball bosses about the group. He called them "anti-Catholic" for their attire and satire, adding that they pervert Christian teachings.
Rubio said they were an “anti-Catholic group of activist drag queen performers...who mock the faith with the motto ‘Go forth and sin some more!’
In a statement, the group said they were disappointed in the Dodgers’ decision and said the team bowed to pressure from outside of California.
"We are both silly and serious. We use our flamboyance in service to our charity work and our message, which is, 'There is room in our world for each person to be who they are, as they are, free from shame or guilt, and alive in joy and love for their own self,'" the sisters wrote. "While we may no longer appear on Dodgers Pride Night we will be out on the streets of Los Angeles continuing to serve and uplift our community."
They added, "If being true to oneself with love, joy, and pride is a sin, then we, having been canceled by the New York Post, and now the Dodgers, will do what we always do. We will out and sin some more."
Below, check out some of the sisters that make up the L.A. order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Learn more about the L.A. drag nuns here.