An evangelical author has asked his publisher to stop printing his book advocating against teenage dating and physical intimacy before marriage.
Joshua Harris published the best-selling “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” in 1997, when he was 21 years old, but he has changed his mind over the years, reported Insider.
The book encourages young people to avoid dating, refrain from kissing and physical affection, and instead seek out a partner for marriage.
However, Harris has recently renounced the views he once promoted.
“In light of the flaws I now see in ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye,’ I think it’s best to discontinue its publication, as well other supplemental resources tied to it (this includes the two books I wrote after it whose content is similar),” Harris said. “My publisher, whose encouragement in this process has been deeply meaningful to me, supports this decision and will not reprint the books after the current copies in their inventory are sold.”
Harris says in a new documentary, “I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” that the purity movement, including him and his book, had negatively influenced their lives, and he now speaks with some of them by Skype to discuss what went wrong.
“You can have good intentions, and think you’re making good decisions, but the effect in people’s lives can be very different than you’d planned,” Harris told NPR. “And that’s the first time that I started thinking, ‘Maybe there are problems with my book.'”
Nebraska racist attacks Black neighbor with chainsaw after assuming she was stealing from him
A racist Nebraska man attacked his Black neighbor with a chainsaw because he assumed she was stealing from him.
Daniel Stueck confronted the woman Saturday afternoon when she arrived at her Lincoln apartment building, and police said he revved the chainsaw and told her to leave the rental property, reported KLKN-TV.
The woman told police that Stueck called her a racial slur, and continued using racist language and said she "better run."
The 41-year-old Stueck told police that Black people had been stealing from him and he assumed the woman "was guilty because she was Black."
Federal appeals court grants Trump campaign ‘expedited’ hearing after Giuliani bungles case in Pennsylvania
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has granted the Trump campaign's motion for an expedited hearing in a case that is being handled by attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Last week, federal Judge Matthew Brann tossed out a case in which Giuliani had asked for 680,000 ballots to be invalidated in Pennsylvania. But Giuliani's team had removed legal claims about the demand from its motion to the court.
In his ruling, Brann said that Giuliani could not file an amended complaint in his court. The Trump campaign responded by filing an amended motion for expedited review with the Third Circuit of appeals.
Oklahoma doctor warns ‘unless we have a smart Thanksgiving we’re going to have a sad Christmas’
Things are so bad in Oklahoma that one doctor is warning the holidays are going to be particularly bad for families who will be mourning loved ones.
Speaking to MSNBC on Monday, NBC News reporter Morgan Chesky said that daily COVID-19 infections have gone up 140 percent while hospitalizations have increased in the state by 130 percent, so far.
"We're seeing cases of patients having to wait up to 24 hours just to get a bed," said Chesky. "And we know that staffing, they are fatigued and worn down simply because the numbers keep going up in spite of the fact that the CDC has recommended not to travel, we know that people all across the nation are going ahead and packing the airports, attending the mass gatherings."