Harvard Journal Publishes Apology For Article That Argued Jews ‘Killed Jesus’

Aaron Gyde, the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Ichthus, a student-run Christian journal with faculty advisors, published an apology for a blog post that argued Jews deserve suffering because they “killed Jesus.”

“Please accept our sincere apology regarding an anonymous blog post that was posted on Wednesday, November 20,” Gyde wrote in a note on the Ichthus website Saturday.  

The post was taken down after it was initially published. On Firday, Gyde told TPM the post was published anonymously because the writer had “some concerns about personal attacks.” Gyde also said the Ichthus would “be republishing it in the future along with an editor’s note.” However, in the apology note he posted Saturday, Gyde said the post was “not online because we believe that the piece is not conducive to the goals of the Ichthus.”

“Christianity has long taught that everyone is responsible for the death of Jesus Christ insofar as we have all sinned—all people at all times everywhere; Jew and Gentile alike—and that we all must repent and accept him as our Lord and Savior,” wrote Gyde. “Targeting this message at a particular group of people as though they are uniquely responsible misconstrues the generally accepted teaching of the Christian church, as well as the intentions of the author.” 

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