Clayton Kershaw Rallies to Relaunch ‘Christian Faith and Family Day’
By Movieguide® Contributor
Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Clayton Kershaw disagreed with the organizations choice to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence during the teams Pride Night. Kershaw then took action to expedite his announcement to relaunch the Christian Faith and Family Day at the stadium.
Kershaw told the Los Angeles Times, “I think we were always going to do Christian Faith Day this year, but I think the timing of our announcement was sped up. Picking a date and doing those different things was part of it as well. Yes, it was in response to the highlighting of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence [by the Dodgers].”
Kershaw announced on his Twitter, “Excited to announce the relaunch of Christian Faith and Family Day at Dodger Stadium on July 30th. More details to come— but we are grateful for the opportunity to talk about Jesus and determined to make it bigger and better than it was before COVID. Hope to see you on July 30th!”
Two weeks ago, the Dodgers announced they would uninvite the Sisters group to the Pride game due to backlash. However, following Kershaw’s Twitter post, the Dodgers reversed their course again.
The organization gave an apology to the Sisters and invited them to their Pride night.
Kershaw’s response, “For us, we felt like the best thing to do in response was, instead of maybe making a statement condemning or anything like that, would be just to instead try to show what we do support, as opposed to maybe what we don’t. And that was Jesus. So, to make Christian Faith Day our response is what we felt like was the best decision.”
Kershaw added, “As a follower of Christ, we’re supposed to love everybody well,” Kershaw said. “And I think that means being able to be at a lot of different places and be able to be a part of a lot of different things.”
“It’s our opportunity to be able to kind of share our testimony of what we believe in and why we believe in it, and how that affects our performance on the field. It’s a great opportunity to see the platform that Jesus has given us and how to use that for his glory and not ours,” he concluded.
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