Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Frank Turner, Read Your Bible, Don't Just Thump It

Another Christianist decides the rules don't apply to him.

Frank Turner's contract to anchor the news at [Detroit's] WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) expires at year's end, the station says. And the likelihood that he'll continue much beyond that has now been clouded by an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filing against the station for enforcing its exclusive contract for his broadcast services. Turner, who embraced evangelical Christianity after well-publicized cocaine and phone-sex scandals in the late 1990s, wants to launch a two-hour weekday show on Christian broadcaster WEXL-AM (1340). WXYZ chief Grace Gilchrist said the station has consistently turned down other employees who sought to pursue other opportunities that might challenge their news jobs' objectivity. [...] On his Web site, www.frankturner.org, Turner writes he has discerned that God doesn't want him to leave Channel 7 (and a six-figure salary) for full-time preaching at the moment.
I think Jesus had something to say about this situation:
[Matthew 6:24] No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
So if Frank Turner wants to serve God, he should give up the money. Susan B. Anthony also had something to say about people like Turner:
"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do to their fellows, because it always coincides with their own desires."

Completely off topic, but I wanted to let you know I added the links to the Fitzgerald/Barrett audit reports to the post.
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