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Well-known Christian author and megachurch pastor Joshua Harris is renouncing his faith and offering apologies for previously held views, especially ones considered anti-gay. (Fox News)
Harris, the author of the best-seller “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” a book he authored in 1997 that he later renounced after shaping purity culture for many millennial believers, revealed that he is stepping back from his faith. In an Instagram post, he also apologized for his previously held views, including “bigotry” to the LGBTQ community.
“By all the measurements that I have for defining a Christian,” he added, “I am not a Christian.”
The former pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Md., recounted several things he has apologized for in the past: “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.”
But there’s one group he specifically wanted to add: “the LGBTQ+ community.”