The conversation drew Harris' attention and from his verified Twitter account, Harris replied: "@jessicakathryn @elizabethesther Sorry about that, Jess."The conversation, however, didn't stop there."@Harris Josh honestly, your book was used against me like a weapon.
The Josh Duggar allegations of molestation are about more than just hypocrisy, says The Post's Alexandra Petri.They're a reminder of how badly the cult of purity lets victims down.The book, marketed to teenagers and 20somethings, also discourages teen relationships and promotes courtship, a process in which a couple moves purposefully toward marriage with their parents' blessing and involvement as a better alternative to dating.Any kind of physical intimacy before marriage, the book argues, is a violation of the sacredness of married sexuality, and could lead to lifelong regret.At the time, Harris was just 21, but he was already a rising star.
His parents were pioneers of the evangelical home-schooling movement, and Harris had already founded New Attitude, a countercultural magazine for teens that gave tips for proselytizing and offered in-depth analysis on why pop culture songs like Joan Osborne’s “[What If God Was] One of Us” was unchristian. Here’s why we chose to give birth to black triplets.] As a young home-schooled evangelical, Harris was a paragon of all the Christian virtues — an autodidact, motivated and pure.
#Because Fundamentalism," Twitter user Elizabeth Esther first wrote."@elizabethesther my school wasn't allowed to have prom.
Because @Harris Josh lol," replied Jessica Kathryn.
Recently, while telling a friend from church about a disagreement with my husband, she suggested having more sex. In church, being overweight feels like a sin.] And I am not the only one working out the threads of this Gordian knot.
She showed me a handout from her pastor on making a happy home. Nearly 20 years after publication, Harris has recently begun distancing himself from the book.
According to Graham, became a phenomenon in conservative Christian circles where it inspired praise from the likes of purity matriarch Elisabeth Elliot and Focus on the Family, as well as book-length rebuttals.