But I specifically want to add to this list now: 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 wish you could see all the messages people sent me after the announcement of my divorce.
“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. They are expressions of love though they are saddened or even strongly disapprove of the decision. I am learning that no group has the market cornered on grace.
He later left the church and has since begun retracing his earlier views.
Harris went on to become a senior pastor in the Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland from 2004 to 2015.While not always pleasant, I know they are seeking to love me,” said Harris. “The information that was left out of our announcement is that I have undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus…His book and the purity culture that sprang up around that same time had good intentions I’m certain and I do believe that some may have benefited from these ideas, but I don’t think that it helps anyone to say adhering to a certain set of beliefs will work the same for everyone.
We come from God alone and we return to Him alone and that individual journey must be respected. Anywho, Slate has an excellent article about Joshua Harris and what had happened… I wish you could see all the messages people sent me after the announcement of my divorce.
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