Mere days after launching a new online course (Reframe your Story) designed to help questioning Christians deconvert and deconstruct their faith, famed ex-pastor and apostate, and I Kissed Dating Goodbye author Josh Harris has announced that he’s scrapping the whole project and shutting the whole thing down as a result of massive blowback from progressives who say he is the wrong person to be leading this sort of mission.
Harris launched what was to be a 5-week course on how to cast aside the last vestiges of the Christian faith, to the tune of $275 a person. In a new Instagram Post, Harris explains that after listening to many voices telling him he should not be profiting off the same people he contributed to getting where they were, he is shutting things down, noting that only 4 people ended up paying for the full program anyway and that those who ponied up would be receiving a refund.
There is also an issue where Harris made available several people’s work and resources without getting their permission, which has at least one creator fuming about it. Given that exvangelicals are a vicious little bunch, it’s unsurprising that they would so swiftly eat their own and engage in some grade-a gatekeeping.
Let not your heart be troubled about his future, however, as Harris assures his audience that he will continue to listen learn and grow. Given the work that was put into his first side hustle, we imagine it’ll be repackaged in a less offensive form within the year.
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