All posts by Rev. Paul M. Turner

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Just Say No to the Right Wing’s Hip-Flask Hooch

Rev. Paul M. TurnerEditor-in-Chief of Whosoever and Founding and Senior Pastor of Gentle Spirit Christian Church of Atlanta, Rev. Paul M. Turner grew up in suburban Chicago and was ordained by the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches in 1989. He and his husband Bill

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Rendering Unto Caesar’s Palace What Is Caesar’s

As we enter the final stretch of arguably the most-anticipated U.S. election in modern memory, we find ourselves bathed in headlines suggesting that Russia is hacking into our elections infrastructure, that Iran is blasting the inboxes of Democratic voters with misinformation, and that the giants

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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

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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