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Christian couples guru, now divorcing, is sorry for bigotry

Posted at 4:40 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 07:40:38-04

A relationship guru and megachurch pastor who advocated premarital purity in his million-selling 1997 book “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” now says he’s “not a Christian” — and hopes the LGBTQ+ community will forgive him for contributing “to a culture of exclusion and bigotry.”

“I have undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus,” Joshua Harris announced. “By all the measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian.”

Harris posted his explanation Friday on Instagram , where he announced earlier in July that he and his wife, Shannon, are divorcing.

Harris quit as senior pastor at the Covenant Life Church in Maryland in 2015, renounced his bestseller and moved to Canada. Now he says he’s living in repentance.