Last Updated on October 10, 2022
The Liberty Flames made easy work of the UMass Minutemen on Saturday when the two teams met for a football game in Amherst, Massachusetts. The contest attracted national media attention when, in an open effort to mock Christianity, UMass devoted the game to gay pride, only to suffer a crushing defeat on the national stage they’d created for themselves.
Representing one of the largest Christian universities in the world, the Liberty University Flames traveled to Amherst, Massachusetts to take on the UMass Minutemen on Saturday. When the final whistle blew, Liberty won the game 42 to 24 and advanced to a 5-1 mark on the season. On the contrary, UMass dropped to a record of 1-5, ranking them among the absolute worst teams in college football.
The game against Liberty was used by UMass to celebrate gay pride, and fans were encouraged to arrive at the stadium in rainbow “pride” gear, in an open effort to make a mockery of Christianity.
Prior to the game, UMass was ridiculed online for cutting a video that featured a football player in full pads dancing around a rainbow-illuminated pride room, and inviting fans out to the game to celebrate gay pride with him and the rest of the team.
According to a “special announcement” made to social media by UMass Football’s verified account, the “game vs. Liberty on October 8 will be #PrideDay.” Included in the post are several rainbow flag emojis and a link to purchase tickets.
The post also included a bizarre video that has been thoroughly mocked by online commenters. In the clip, a UMass football player wearing his full uniform dances around a rainbow-lit gay pride room. While he dances around the gay pride room, the UMass player wears a very visible cross necklace.
Watch the cringeworthy video below:
🏳️🌈 Special Announcement 🏳️🌈
Our game vs. Liberty on October 8 will be #PrideDay 🏳️🌈 ‼️
— UMass Football (@UMassFootball) September 18, 2022
Liberty’s only loss on the year thus far is to Wake Forest, a team currently ranked #14 in the nation. In that game, the Flames lost at the last second by just one point.
Since moving into the FBS, college football’s highest level of competition, Liberty has experienced great success, putting the Christian school in the national sports spotlight on numerous occasions. The team has been invited to compete in a bowl game each year they’ve been eligible, compiling a 3-0 bowl game record.
An independent with no conference affiliation, Liberty is set to join Conference USA next season, a collection of mid-major teams spread throughout the Southeastern United States.