Over the weekend, some conservative college students and alumni of Baylor College expressed frustration and outrage over feedback made by Potawatomi storyteller and poet Kaitlin Curtice throughout chapel. A Baylor scholar group referred to as the Younger Conservatives of Texas posted their grievance on-line.
The chief grievance appeared to be their declare that Curtice addressed her opening prayer to “Mother Mystery.” Because the YCT posted on-line: “As Christians, we dont pray to ‘Mother Mystery.’ We believe in ‘one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages….’”
“I mean, she didn’t pray to God and that’s what’s most offensive,” Jake Neidert of the Baylor Younger Conservatives of Texas informed reporters.
However in reviewing footage of Curtice’s speech posted on-line, RELEVANT may discover no point out of “Mother Mystery” in her prayer or any a part of her speech. Baylor College additionally launched a assertion to KWTX saying “We have reviewed the video of all three Chapel sessions, and I can confirm there was not a prayer to a ‘Mother Mystery.’” The assertion was written by Assistant Vice President of Media and Public Relations Lori Fogelman.
When reached for remark over Twitter, the Baylor Younger Conservatives of Texas informed RELEVANT that they stood by their allegations.
“We have had several people confirm to us that they also heard her say that, and the College Dems Presidents statement also matched up with that,” the Baylor YCT wrote. “Baylor has only posted the footage from the 10 am service, so we have no way of confirming.”
“If she did not say that, we would apologize for specifically highlighting that, but it was only one of many problems,” the assertion continued. “Additionally, on her Twitter she has said that she will use ‘mother mystery’ in upcoming speeches.”
Curtice had responded to Baylor YCT’s submit saying she had “never used mother mystery in a talk but definitely going to now”.
Whereas Curtice’s speech riled some factions of Baylor’s scholar and alumni neighborhood, others had been moved by it. Alumni David C. Cramer posted an “open apology” on Patheos, thanking Curtice for her speech and saying he’d been “humbled by your invitation to join you in decolonizing our shared faith.”
You’ll be able to watch Curtice’s speech beneath.