In an effort to reach out to the Greek community, the Brotherhood of Christian Aggies (BCA), a Christian organization dedicated to fellowship and brotherhood, and Sigma Phi Lambda, a Christian sorority, decided to partner together to create a Chilifest team. Due to the organizations’ size, they were immediately recognized as the largest team in Chilifest’s history. They were also the most sober. Their team entered under a Noah’s Ark theme in a rather unsubtle attempt to warn Greeks of their impending damnation.
Sigma Phi Lambda, or Phi Lamb, decided to dress as the animals aboard the ark. The decision was easy, as most members still had leftover animal costumes from last semester’s Noah’s Ark themed date party.
BCA members were all dressed as Noah.
While many biblical scholars believe that Noah’s Ark was built in around fifty years, BCA and Phi Lamb’s ark was built over four weekends. The plywood ark housed several prayer teams that prayed for God’s forgiveness over the event for 48 hours straight.
“We wanted to be in the world, but not of the world,” said Justin Woodall, BCA president. “This seemed like a natural way to reach out to the Greek community. Plus, I think Josh Abbott might be a Christian, even if he does curse.”
BCA members took turns standing on kegs (not to be confused with keg stands) and holding signs calling Chilifest participants to repent of their drunkenness and debauchery. While some believed this might be offensive or, at the least, unconventional, the Christian fraternity believed that it would be more offensive to not share the truth about God’s hatred of sin.
“God promised He would never wipe out the entire world in a flood again, but on Saturday, Snook was basically flooded with a wave of sweat, beer, and urine,” said Phi Lamb Chaplain Carly McDougal.
The team recruited saying it was open to whomever wanted to join. All that the groups asked was that no one drank while wearing an animal costume, Noah costume, or their letters. They then gave participants a kind reminder that worship would be performed following Eli Young Band.
The deal was seen as exceptionally good this year. For only $75 dollars, you got a two day Chilifest and BCA/Phi Lamb tent wristband, a comfort colors t-shirt, and a chance to avoid eternity in Hell.