Dodgers uninvited Pride Knights from San Francisco squad over ‘controversy’

The Los Angeles Dodgers are removing the San Francisco-based Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from their 10th annual Pride Night concert scheduled for June 16 after the sisters’ inclusion was “a source of some controversy,” according to a team statement released Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know:

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is a charitable group that includes artists who dress up as nuns and “use irreverent humor and wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that constrain the human spirit,” according to Sisters website.

The Dodgers decided to cancel the Sisters’ Pride Night invitation due to “the strong feelings of people who were offended by the Sisters’ involvement in the evening, and in an effort not to distract from the great benefits we’ve seen over the years of Pride Night,” according to the statement.

Other organizations, incl American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California And LA PrideThey announced that they would not participate in the Dodgers event in a show of solidarity.

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The decision to remove the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from Pride Night follows Republican Sen. Marco Rubio from Florida

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