Articles in The News Tribune about blood donations don't include critical remarks from the Jehovah's Witnesses spokespeople about their view of blood transfusions.
Articles about advancements for black Americans don't feature unpleasant commentary from the White Citizens' Council.
Stories about wind patterns and weather don't have quotes from the Flat Earth Society.
But it seems like every article on gay rights must carry an obligatory statement from some conservative minister about the how gay marriage is a violation of God's law. The comment from Arthur C. Banks, inserted into an article (TNT, 6-27) about the joy felt by so many after the Supreme Court decision, is all too typical.
I realize that conservative Christian churches think that marriage equality means that this country is headed south in a handbasket, but really, couldn't we have a break from this vitriol for even a couple of days?
I am a straight, married woman with 14 children and I am ecstatic that all gay Americans can now marry.