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Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw says team will hold Christian Faith and Family Day amid Pride Night controversy

Los Angeles Dodgers pitching ace Clayton Kershaw announced Friday on Twitter that the team will be relaunching its Christian Faith and Family Day.

The celebration is scheduled for July 30 against the Cincinnati Reds.

“Excited to announce the relaunch of Christian Faith and Family Day at Dodger Stadium on July 30th,” Kershaw tweeted

“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!”

The MLB team announced it would be honoring the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of “queer and trans nuns,” during a June 16 event but quickly received backlash from religious groups for the decision given the history of anti-Catholic messaging and shocking performances. The team said last week it would no longer be honoring the group during the upcoming LGBTQ event.

Clayton Kershaw in October 2022

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw faces the San Diego Padres in the first inning of Game 2 of a National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Oct. 12, 2022. (Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)

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“Given the strong feelings of people who have been offended by the sisters’ inclusion in our evening, and in an effort not to distract from the great benefits that we’ve seen over the years of Pride Night, we are deciding to remove them from this year’s group of honorees,” the Dodgers said last week.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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