Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church hosted a fundraiser on Saturday, June 11, for the San Francisco Gay Softball League called the “Switch Hitters Ball.”
The Switch Hitters Ball has been hosted by Most Holy Redeemer each year since at least 2007. The “Switch Hitter” in the event title does not refer to a batter who is able to hit from both sides of the plate — it refers instead to the transvestite nature of the “entertainment” that takes place at the ball.
Performers are required to fill out a sign-up sheet provided by the Gay Softball League, which offers individual performers one choice: “Switchhitter: Male to Female or Female to Male.” The sign-up sheet and event publication specify “Rehearsal time will be provided at Most Holy Redeemer’s Ellard Hall on the afternoon of competition” and that each “Switch Hitter will be interviewed before transformation is to take place.”
While the parish calendar did not list the event, it is well publicized each year in San Francisco media aimed at a homosexual audience. Of course the San Francisco Gay Softball League publicized it. This year’s entry on the League’s website reads, “Switch-hitters Ball, June 11, 2011, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Most Holy Redeemer’s Ellard Hall, 100 Diamond Street, SF.”
The number of transvestites exiting cars in front of the church and entering the church hall on June 11 was notable even for a Saturday night in the Castro, and left no doubt as to the nature of the event. By 6:45 p.m., a boisterous crowd, almost exclusively male, had already filled the church hall. The packed room (capacity 325) included a number of male transvestites, as well as at least one apparent member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Past event held at Most Holy Redeemer have included the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Revival Bingo (cancelled by the archdiocese under outside pressure); annual fundraisers by two sado-masochistic organizations — the InterClub Fund and the Golden Gate Guards (cancelled by the archdiocese under outside pressure); the 2007 Desperate Dive Drag Show, followed a week later by Archbishop George Niederauer’s Mass at the church during which he was ambushed by two Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in the communion line and for which the archbishop later publicly apologized; annual parish participation at the “Gay Pride” parade (cancelled by the archdiocese under outside pressure); the scheduled May 2010 performance by students of Sacred Heart High School of Atherton of the pro-homosexual propaganda play “Be Still and Know” (cancelled by the archdiocese under outside pressure, but performed instead at the Jesuit-run University of San Francisco), and this year’s planning session for Catholic participation in the “Gay Pride” parade, reported in CalCatholic on May 31.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence seem once again to be regular visitors to Most Holy Redeemer. In addition to their ongoing ridicule of Catholic women religious, their annual “Hunky Jesus” contest, held on Easter Sunday, is an obscene mockery of Jesus Christ.
Next Saturday, June 18, members of the Gay Softball League and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be back at Most Holy Redeemer. The church hall will host a spaghetti dinner benefiting the San Francisco Hotshots softball team. From the San Francisco Chronicle listing: “Saturday, June 18 6:00pm at Most Holy Redeemer Church, San Francisco, CA… Sister Pat and Eve and their bevy of Sisters will be serving up the spaghetti homestyle.” That event will also include a “drag show.”
Behold the dangers of a Church existing in the middle of Sodom, their not standing against the tide, instead allowing for compromise to creep in…
If anything, it makes for an absolutely pathetic witness.