Entries by vminjesu

Mother Earth is in Crisis, February 2016

Planet Earth is creaking and groaning from the abuse we humans are subjecting her to. This fact is a sweeping indictment against the human race. Even if one does not embrace the tenets of Scripture where God instructs human-kind to be the careful custodian of our planet and to replenish what we take from her, […]

Militia Tyranny against Our Land

Dear Mr. Heim: You have generously contributed nearly one and one-half pages of today’s Sunday Washington Post to the illegal taking of public land by the Bundy militia. The Bundy militia has violated several rules of law without penalty, essentially holding the locals and the nation hostage. Had this illegal staging taken place by blacks, […]

Response to Brian Edwards, Salon.com, 10 JAN 2016.

Edwards quote: “This militia of the marginal used the greatest creation of the American century to bring about its downfall—the Internet. Can we still harness the positive attitude of optimism, hope and ingenuity that represents the best of the previous era and restart a new relationship to the world based on respect, trust, and partnership?” […]

Our Terrorism Double-standard as posted on AlterNet, 15 November 2015

My Response This is a terribly complex issue that demands comprehension and understanding at many levels. ISIS is motivated by hate and intolerance, exercised through acts of horrendous and inhumane brutality. Yet, Christians have so much blood on our hands that we should be careful how we assess the terror of other religious groups. During […]

A Day with the Air Force Thunderbirds

By Vincent Turner Saturday, September 19th, 2015, Joint Base Andrews: The all-day air show at Andrews Air Force Base featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. I had not been to a Thunderbirds airshow for several years, the last one at Otis Air Force Base in New England. These events speak to my Warrior spirit. My […]

The Desecration and Degradation of God and Christ

“We tolerate no one in our ranks who attacks the ideas of Christianity. Our movement is Christian.” Adolph Hitler, 27 October 1928. Growing up on a small farm among very large farms in the 1950s in the Maryland countryside was idyllic in many respects. Looking back, despite the hard work and the work ethic that […]

Why can’t we all just get along?

Reverend M. Vincent Turner 4th of July, 2015 Growing up on a small seven-acre farm in rural Maryland during the 1950s set the framework for who I have become. Our small farm was nestled among far larger ones, some reaching as many as 1,000 acres. During my sophomore and junior summers I worked a 700-acre […]

Email to John Cox, The Washington Post, Column on the Confederacy

Dear Mr. Cox. Professor Medford’s words should be heeded, and carefully. I recently wrote, “Removing an artifact does not change the facts.” Having grown up on a small farm in rural Maryland, my family’s roots are in Lower Indiana and Kentucky. Years ago I worked with a contractor who displayed his “Dixie” flag on all […]

For once, The Evil Doers have lost the day

As an ordained Christian theologian who actually received a graduate degree in Christian theology (which many of the self-defined right clergy did not — including Huckabee son of Satan), it is time to move on. Gays and lesbians won the day, as indeed we should have. Yes, it was a desperate week for all those […]