Washington Nationals pitcher Trevor Williams has taken a stand against the Los Angeles Dodgers’ decision to invite and honor an LGBT drag group known as the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.”
Williams, a devout Catholic, expressed his dismay over the group’s mockery of Christians, particularly Catholics, in a recent viral tweet.
In his first interview since the controversy, Williams spoke with EWTN and shared his thoughts on the matter.
“It had to be said,” he asserted. “We cannot stand idly by while Our Lord gets mocked.” As a husband and father of four children, Williams is committed to upholding his Catholic faith and values.
To reinforce his beliefs, Williams has partnered with the Catholic app Hallow to launch an exclusive 12-Day Sacred Heart Prayer Challenge.
My full interview with Trevor Williams of the Washington Nationals where he explains why he is calling Catholics to boycott the LA Dodgers. More this Friday on @EWTNNewsInDepth pic.twitter.com/wW7nXKrn5u
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The challenge will commence on Friday, June 16, coinciding with the Catholic celebration of the solemnity of the Sacred Heart.
Interestingly, this is the same day the Dodgers plan to honor the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” with a “Community Hero Award.”
Hallow, a popular Christian app, shared its perspective on the prayer challenge, stating, “These prayers come together to unite everyone under the love of Christ and allow us to conform our hearts to Christ’s during the division in our culture.”
In his interview with EWTN, Williams emphasized that his faith takes precedence in his life. “When St. Peter greets me at the gates, he’s not going to ask what your win-loss record was in 2023. He’s going to ask, ‘How did you build the kingdom of heaven?’” Williams declared.
Expressing his strong disapproval of the Dodgers’ actions, Williams wrote in his viral post on May 30, “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.”
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Williams firmly believes that creating an environment that celebrates one group while disparaging another is counterproductive and morally wrong.
He also highlighted the fact that the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” openly mock Catholics and all Christians.
“Anyone with two eyes and a brain can see that they’re mocking the religious habits of nuns, they’re mocking what we hold most deeply and our core convictions,” he argued.
Furthermore, Williams criticized the group’s actions, including the theft and desecration of a consecrated Eucharistic host and the disrespectful treatment of crucifixes.
He questioned the notion that such acts were driven by love and tolerance, stating, “When you go out of your way to steal a consecrated Eucharistic host to defile it, that is not out of love; when you’re desecrating a crucifix or dancing on what appears to be Jesus on a cross, that isn’t out of love.”
For Williams, the crucifixion represents the ultimate sacrifice and redemption for humanity’s sins.
— Trevor Williams (@MeLlamoTrevor) May 30, 2023
To witness these symbols of faith being disrespected under the pretense of art and love is deeply unsettling to him.
In conclusion, Trevor Williams, the devoted Catholic pitcher for the Washington Nationals, has bravely voiced his concerns regarding the Dodgers’ decision to honor a group that openly mocks Christianity.
His strong belief in defending his religion and core convictions has led him to join forces with Hallow to launch a prayer challenge centered around the Sacred Heart.
Williams hopes to inspire unity and adherence to Christian values in the face of cultural division.