Christain "purity" author renounces faith

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    A former pastor who wrote a bestselling book on traditional relationships has confirmed the end of his marriage, apologized for opposing LGBTQ rights and announced he is no longer a Christian.

    Joshua Harris' book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye", which railed against sex before marriage and homosexuality, sold over 1 million copies and became a fixture in Christian youth groups after coming out 22 years ago.

    But Harris now says the 1997 work "contributed to a culture of exclusion and bigotry," and that he has "undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus."

    Writing on Instagram, he added: "By all the measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian."

    "I have lived in repentance for the past several years -- repenting of my self-righteousness, my fear-based approach to life, the teaching of my books, my views of women in the church, and my approach to parenting to name a few," Harris wrote in the post.

    "To the LGBTQ+ community, I want to say that I am sorry for the views that I taught in my books and as a pastor regarding sexuality. I regret standing against marriage equality, for not affirming you and your place in the church, and for any ways that my writing and speaking contributed to a culture of exclusion and bigotry. I hope you can forgive me," he went on.

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    If anyone is interested, this is essentially the same thing, but from a different source, and more quotations.
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    --> @Stronn



    I too am questioning Jesus and Christianity in my link below, where if one is a TRUE Christian, then they have to accept Jesus, as Yahweh God incarnate, as a brutal serial killer of innocent fetus,' babies, and children.  How does the Christian defend this biblical axiom and remain intelligent looking in the aftermath?  :(