Rev. Paul M. Turner
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IF ONLY THIS WERE FAKE NEWS, BUT IT’S NOT EVEN ALTERNATIVE FACTS

You’ve probably heard some variation of the joke about how different news media outlets would handle the news of the end of the world. I read some examples during a recent sermon; here are some favorites:USA Today: We’re Dead.The Wall Street Journal: Dow Jones Plummets As World Ends.Sports Illustrated: Game Over.Readers Digest: ‘Bye.Ladies Home Journal: Lose 10 Pounds by Judgment Day!The New York Post: The End.The New York Times: Armageddon Likely Tomorrow; Third World Hit Hardest.My…See More
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WHERE CHRIST BELONGS

Rather than “putting Christ back in Christmas”, I’d settle for putting Christ back in Christians.The above is a variation on a statement I saw on Facebook that really spoke to me — and apparently to more than a few of my Facebook friends, because my reposting of it went “viral” — at least as much as you could use that term to describe the reaction to something I’ve posted there.This is in comparison to what I normally post on Facebook, which generally doesn’t raise eyebrows because it’s either…See More
Dec 18, 2017

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Who are you? (Creative answers encouraged!)
I have been in Atlanta since January 1, 1994 and have been involved in leadership and activism for the gay, lesbian, bi and transgendered community. With my arrival in Atlanta I immediately got involved with the "Olympics Out of Cobb" movement, speaking at rallies and marches. I continue to work with several community organizations.
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Atlanta Interfaith AIDS Network, Georgia Equality Project, Atlanta Gay Chamber of Commerce, Hotlanta Softball, Monday's Myth Bowling, Faith Issues Community Committee. I also coached an openly gay hockey team on a straight league and works with the Stonewall Democrats. Serve on the Board of Directors for InTown Community Assistence.

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IF ONLY THIS WERE FAKE NEWS, BUT IT’S NOT EVEN ALTERNATIVE FACTS

Posted on January 1, 2018 at 2:59pm 0 Comments

You’ve probably heard some variation of the joke about how different news media outlets would handle the news of the end of the world. I read some examples during a recent sermon; here are some favorites:

  • USA Today: We’re Dead.
  • The Wall Street Journal: Dow Jones Plummets As World Ends.
  • Sports Illustrated: Game Over.
  • Readers…
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WHERE CHRIST BELONGS

Posted on December 18, 2017 at 12:06am 0 Comments

Rather than “putting Christ back in Christmas”, I’d settle for putting Christ back in Christians.

The above is a variation on a statement I saw on Facebook that really spoke to me — and apparently to more than a few of my Facebook friends, because my reposting of it went “viral” — at least as much as you could use that term to describe the reaction to something I’ve posted there.

This is in comparison to what I normally…

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WHEN IN DOUBT, ERR ON THE SIDE OF LOVE

Posted on June 25, 2017 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

On Thanksgiving Day 1977, my husband’s father died of a massive heart attack, leaving behind a wife and 12 children — six boys and six girls. The family was Episcopalian, attending St. Paul's  Episcopal Church, where the Pabst family tithed and the children were baptized and married.

Because of the family’s size, Mr. Pabst had to work two jobs to keep food on the table, clothes on everyone’s backs and the mortgage current. Decades before Uber and Lyft made it cool to moonlight…

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NOW THAT THE DUST HAS SETTLED, A CALL TO RE-FOCUS

Posted on June 10, 2017 at 2:43pm 0 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen, in the left corner of the ring — representing the liberal, progressive, “hate everything that is not liberal or progressive by their own definition” end of our current political spectrum — is Kathy Griffin, the self-styled “D-list” comedian figuratively holding the severed head of President Donald Trump. And in the right corner — representing the conservative, alt-right and “hate everything that is not alt-right or conservative by their own definition” end of the…

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THIS GENERATION HAS A PURPOSE

Posted on March 4, 2017 at 8:02pm 0 Comments

“How does it feel to be the first generation to not have a purpose?”

These words were the equivalent of a slap across the face to me. They were coming out of the TV, out of the mouth of an actor playing Cleve Jones, a lion of the TLGBQIA movement who was a contemporary of Harvey Milk and who conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt (which by the way has become, at 54 tons, the world’s largest piece of community folk art).

In the scene, Jones is an…

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At 5:15pm on September 14, 2008, Rev. Paul M. Turner said…
My thanks to each of you for your kind words and prayerful thoughts!

God Bless,
Pastor Paul
At 12:42am on August 30, 2008, ronbearoh said…
Reverend Turner,

Your good works inspire me and give me hope for a better future for the GBLTQ community.
 
 
 

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