The character of a nation, or an empire, begins to erode severely when the unacceptable becomes the accepted. When the barriers of propriety and formality, where anything goes becomes the rule rather than the exception, when dignity and common decency no longer are part of the soul of a nation that society begins to deteriorate […]
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To Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl: A Letter of Apology I do not know you. You do not know me. It is unlikely we will ever meet one another; or, have an opportunity to get to know one another. In spite of that, I am compelled to share with you what follows. I was and continue to […]
This film is absolutely superb, yet terribly heart-wrenching and heartbreaking. For those of us who lived through this time, the journey backward unleashed old wounds and deep sorrows. Gay men in particular were treated as society’s pariahs, told this was God’s punishment for being homosexual. The religious community that should have rushed out to help […]
By the Reverend M. Vincent Turner August 2009 / Revised March 2012 Growing up in rural Maryland farm country was unquestionably idyllic. There is much about my boyhood life that I relish to this day, a time that upon reflection seems far simpler than today’s time. Yet, amidst all the open space, fields of hay, […]
Those who know me well know that I have been a political junkie for many years. You also know that justice, integrity, honesty, loyalty and fairness form the core of my being. None of those elements is fuzzy, wishy-washy or taken lightly. Each owns its intimate share of gravitas for me. The caption under my […]
A Review of the Movie, “A Few Good Men” After seeing the movie “Black Hawk Down” on a recent Friday evening, I have reflected repeat-edly on this movie. Despite the heavy artillery, gunfire and airships tumbling to the ground, the theatrics cre-ated to make a war movie all the more appealing to the audience, there […]