Exploration Films Drops Joshua Harris Documentary ‘I Survived ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye” After He Renounces Christianity

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Exploration Films announced Monday it will stop distributing Joshua Harris’ documentary I Survived ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’ after the author announced he was no longer a Christian.

Last month, Harris announced on Instagram that he and his wife of 19 years, Shannon Bonne, were separating. A week later, he announced he was no longer a Christian.

“… I have undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus,” he wrote on Instagram. “The popular phrase is ‘deconstruction.’ The biblical phrase is ‘falling away.’ By all the measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian. Many people tell me that there is a different way to practice faith and I want to remain open to this, but I’m not there now.”

Harris’ documentary looks at people’s responses to his 1997 book I Kissed Dating Goodbye and the “purity culture” that arose from its influence on conservative churches.

The film’s website indicates that all profits from the documentary go to “further thoughtful Christian media content. Joshua Harris receives no compensation.”

Stephen Penn, spokesman for Exploration Films, says Harris was not transparent with the company about his faith while working on the film, according to Christian Newswire.

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SOURCE: Charisma News