Clayton Kershaw Jul 25, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) looks on from the dugout against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

After the Los Angeles Dodgers announced plans to honor the LGBTQ+ group The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence during their Pride Night promotional game later this month, longtime Dodgers star pitcher Clayton Kershaw voiced his displeasure – but it sounds like he’s still going to participate in the game anyway.

During an interview with the Los Angeles Times last week, Clayton Kershaw made it clear that while he does not support the team’s decision to honor the LGBTQ+ group, he will not be boycotting the team’s Pride Night game on June 16.

“As a follower of Christ, we’re supposed to love everybody well,” Kershaw told the Los Angeles Times. “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.”

Kershaw opposed the team’s decision to honor The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, claiming that their parody and use of religious imagery was offensive to the Christian faith.

“I don’t agree with making fun of other people’s religions,” Kershaw said. “It has nothing to do with anything other than that. I just don’t think that, no matter what religion you are, you should make fun of somebody else’s religion. So that’s something that I definitely don’t agree with.”

Instead of boycotting the Pride Night event, Kershaw is taking a different approach to express his beliefs by helping promote a Christian Faith Day, which the team will host on July 31.

“I think in these situations, instead of maybe criticizing or trying to find something wrong with a group, it’s better just to focus on what you do believe in,” Kershaw said. “For me, that’s Jesus. So I think that was our best response.”

[Los Angeles Times]