Rice University in Houston, Texas, openly mocked Baylor University during a football match last weekend. Rice displayed dozens of rainbow flags and trans flag-waving students in order to bring attention to Baylor’s insulting denial of recognition of the LGBTQ community.
A spokesperson for Rice University’s marching band has since said that Rice’s band thinks that Baylor’s policy is absolutely ridiculous.
Baylor’s policy states that “biblical understanding of sexuality as a gift from God and Christian churches across the ages and around the world have affirmed purity in singleness and fidelity in marriage between a man and a woman as the biblical norm”.
Rice’s spokesperson said that they just think that’s kind of ridiculous.
They thought that they absolutely need to call Baylor out for this, and they thought this is exactly what their show needed to be about. So, from there, it just kind of happened.
In fact, some of Baylor’s own students cheered to the event:
Baylor’s administration declined to officially recognize Gamma Alpha Upsilon, an LGBTQ student greek group that has been trying to be recognized by the Baptist university since it came about in 2011.