'Time To Reconsider?' House Judiciary Threatens MLB's Antitrust Exemption After Dodgers Praise Anti-Catholic Hate Group

Brittany M. Hughes | May 24, 2023
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Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee cryptically suggested on Twitter Wednesday that they might reevaluate Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption after the LA Dodgers announced the team would be giving an award to an anti-Catholic hate group on the team’s “Pride Night” on June 16.

The Dodgers had previously rescinded their MLB-backed invitation to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence - a group of male drag queens known for dressing up as gross caricatures of Catholic nuns and hosting crucifixion-themed stripteases while stumping for abortion, trans “rights” and general debauchery - after it turns out people of faith didn’t take kindly to seeing their religion perverted.

But after further consideration - and a healthy about of browbeating by debauched leftists - the California team reversed course yet again and re-invited the group to accept their “Community Hero Award” for their“countless hours of community service, ministry, and outreach to those on the edges, in addition to promoting human rights and respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment.”

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To which the House Judiciary’s twitter handle responded:

Major League Baseball is the only national sports league to have enjoyed a longstanding - and controversial - exemption from federal antitrust laws, meant to prevent against anti-competitive practices. In 1922, the Supreme Court granted the exemption after determining that baseball didn’t count as interstate commerce, saying the game was an exhibition that takes place within states rather than between states. In a 1953 opinion, however, the court majority expressly stated that Congress retained the power to establish and reform antitrust laws, changes that could impact MLB’s exemption.

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