Baylor students call out chapel presentation infused with 'liberalism'
- Conservative students at the Baptist school are criticizing the university for allowing a liberal political agenda into their chapel service.
- Among other political themes, the speaker claimed that capitalism is a hindrance to justice.
Conservative students at Baylor University in Texas criticized the liberal bias they experienced in their chapel service.
Kaitlin Curtice, a Native-American Christian author and speaker, began the chapel service at the Baptist school with a prayer, which one conservative group claims was addressed to “Mother Mystery” rather than God or Jesus Christ, although the school now says the speaker actually said, “Oh, Mystery.”
She continued her speech by criticizing “toxic patriarchy” and “capitalist greed.”
Student group Baylor Young Conservatives of Texas (BYCT) took issue with Curtice's assertions being made in chapel, saying in a public statement that “Baylor’s university chapel has taken on the political agenda of the progressive wing of the Baylor Faculty.”
Our full statement in regard to Chapel today: pic.twitter.com/3VMbfhlZ6h— Baylor YCT (@BaylorYCT) February 12, 2020
“When the university invites a speaker claiming to be both a Christian and in communion with Native American folk-spirits, Baylor liberals rejoice,” BYCT told Campus Reform. “They claim that diversity in all aspects is a good thing, which forces our promotion of this woman’s ‘diverse’ interpretation of Christianity.”
The group says their primary concern is “a defense of the necessarily conservative aspects of Christianity from an inconsistent liberalism,” and claims that the university as a whole does “not promote agendas which are directly in conflict with our Christian identity for the sake of superficially appeasing the vocal left.”
"Baylor YCT will continue to speak out and defend the conservative principles upon which Baylor University stands,” the group added.
In response to Campus Reform’s request for comment, Baylor University forwarded emails sent to concerned parents and other individuals who had questions about the speaker.
“Every Chapel speaker works with us ahead of time on what message they will be sharing, but on occasion, a speaker may veer away from our understanding of the message they planned to convey. When this happens, we address the matter with our Chapel students and invite them to come talk to us after Chapel,” read one of the emails.
Follow the author of this article on Twitter: @RachelLalgie