Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence ?
Sadly, National League Baseball is mostly off of my radar, but over the past few weeks my Facebook feed has been warning me about 2 L.A. Dodgers fans named the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
I was going to research the controversy, but then I found out that the Sisters weren't just 2 people, but a group of "leading-edge Order of queer and trans nuns."
You know what?
It really doesn't matter what I write does it?
I'm not changing your mind. How do I figure?
Sports is sports, politics is politics, sex is sex.
Now it seems like everything is contaminating everything else.
Then a small thought in my head bubbled up: "Whatever happened to that John 3:16 Guy?" I thought back to my youth, seemingly every sporting event I witnessed had a scrawny guy in a rainbow wig holding a John 3:16 sign.
Come to find out, that guy is still around. Why don't you see him on TV anymore? Because Rollen "Rainbow Man" Stewart is almost 80 and incarcerated, serving three consecutive life sentences. He dressed up in zany outfits and the rainbow wig for 15 years before being arrested in 1992 on 8 different felonies, including kidnapping.
Why was Stewart so omnipresent? Because he thought the Rapture was coming and there was urgency in his message.
(Guess what didn't come?)
But even after his imprisonment, there was still interest in his story. In 1997, there was the Rainbow Man Documentary.
What's my point? Rainbow Man was just a fan trying to be famous. He wasn't moved by the Lord, he was moved by celebrity. "If he could just force his way onto TV enough times, he’d be famous by default. Then maybe he could parlay that into commercial appearances, and, maybe after that, some legit acting gigs. Inelegant, sure, but arguably a better plan than your average YouTube personality has."
You know how many Instagram Models show up at sporting events to gleen followers today?
Where did I think this article was going? Because now all I can think of is this question:
Which one of our examples corroded Christianity more?
Of course it was Stewart.
But if Jesus really did come back, I would bet my house that he'd hang out with the Sisters before he would hang out with phony baloney Joel Osteen.
Jesus didn't hang out with Jewish Leadership.
Jesus didn't hang out with Rich Romans.
Jesus hung out with the poor and those on the fringes of society.
Jesus was clear on....
How did I get here?