All posts by Rev. Paul M. Turner

Gay couple holding hands in front of a rainbow flag signifying support and love

A 30-Day Riot of Love

My calendar this morning reminded me that we’re almost halfway through June 2020, perhaps the strangest Pride Month in LGBTQI history. Am I the only one for whom the last three months of sheltering in place feels as if it’s both the longest and shortest

People Wearing Multicolored Socks

Let Us Begin

God is not a Christian, God is not a Jew, or a Muslim, or a Hindu, or a Buddhist. All of those are human systems which human beings have created to try to help us walk into the mystery of God. I honor my tradition,

Revs. Paul M. Turner and Candace Chellew

An Announcement About the Future of Whosoever

Whosoever is embarking on an exciting new phase of its existence. After a four-year hiatus, the website that was founded by Rev. Candace Chellew 22 years ago as the online version of her groundbreaking LGBT-positive Christian magazine is undergoing a transformation. The first step in

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I Don’t Want To Go To Hell

Hi, my names Christopher, I’m 15 and a kind loving soul who tries not to judge others and tries to treat others as a treat my self (golden rule). However I’m gay. I don’t know if homosexuality is bad in God’s eyes and in my

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Am I Going to Hell?

My name is Ken. I was raised conservative Church of God and I have been taught my whole life that homosexuality is a sin. I began my coming out journey about five years ago when I was fifteen. Now I am in a committed relationship