The Washington Nationals announced Monday that former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will throw out the first pitch on Tuesday night for the team's annual Night OUT game, which is an LGBTQ+-themed event.
The Nationals will be playing the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The team said in a statement that Pelosi Pelosi will be “recognized for her long-standing commitment to fighting for the rights and dignities of the LGBTQ+ community.”
Five dollars of every ticket sold for the game will go to Team DC, a nonprofit group that educates and encourages the LGBT community to participate in group and individual sporting events.
Pride events are nothing new for sports teams in recent years.
The Los Angeles Dodgers were a subject of controversy for their Pride Night, scheduled for June 16, after they invited the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an LGBTQ+ group who has mocked Catholics and Christians, as special guests.
The invitation of the group sparked a backlash, and the Dodgers briefly uninvited them. Then a backlash from the LGBTQ+ community ensued, and the team reinvited the group.
Recent successful conservative boycotts of Bud Light and Target may now be repeated against the Dodgers.
Bud Light has lost $15.7 billion in market share since April and Target saw a $13.8 billion stock loss over the last two weeks due to backlash against their woke moves, which included sending transgender person Dylan Mulvaney a customized Bud Light can and showcasing transgender swimsuits for children to hide their male parts and other Pride merchandise created by a Satanist.
Much of people's outrage over the brands involves the exposure of children to the LGBTQ+ agenda. Dylan Mulvaney claims to be a "girl" even though biologically he's a grown man in his 30s, and Target is actively marketing Pride merchandise to children.
The Dodgers ran up against another taboo, that of attacking people's religion, in its attempts to show support for Pride month.
It's understandable that LGBTQ+ people want to feel accepted by society and to have the same rights as others outside that community. What isn't understandable or acceptable is targeting children with that ideology, or any sexual content for that matter.
The same kind of outrage made Glenn Youngkin governor of Virginia (R) when he was way behind until a school district tried to arrest parents for speaking out over LGBTQ+ policies.
Parents are not going to take it anymore, and we can expect a lot more of the same unless Pride advocates back off from targeting kids.