***This is the ninth part of a lengthy series exposing the undeniable falling away from Dordt University’s biblical roots. The first parts highlighted speakers who wrote a book about how “white evangelicals” have “corrupted a faith” and “fractured a nation,” said American exceptionalism is a myth, believes the American church was built on white supremacy, disputes the virgin birth, shill for the secular Left, and says same-sex relationships can be “holy.” Now we will take a look at the track record of Chief of Staff and Dean of Chapel, Aaron Baart. Baart, along with President Erik Hoekstra, have led Dordt down the road away from basic, biblical belief and toward a much more secular worldview.***
During a chapel at Dordt University in March of 2015, Aaron Baart presented on homosexuality. A number of eyebrow-raising statements emerged from that 34-minute talk, with this being one of them.
Baart said the following about what an anonymous pastor friend of his said:
“We’re gonna march at the front of the gay pride parade in our town, and if there is a single person claiming the name of Christ with some sort of hate speech or sign or anything else, we will stand in the gap and in the fray. We will stand in that place. And people will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we love without reservation or without self-protection in mind. We love with a reckless self-abandonment.
“That sounds a lot like Jesus, doesn’t it?” Baart said. “And in the context and the establishment of relationship, this is when Jesus has earned the right to speak and people want to hear.”
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