Free speech is what all of us cherish, but it's a newspaper's responsibility to ensure that even letters to the editor should be vetted for factual accuracy and should not allow opinions to be represented as facts. Julian Bauer's letter ("Restricting religious opinions to churches limits free speech," May 31) was long on religious dogma but short on facts.
Mr. Bauer used his letter to denounce same-sex marriage and referred to homosexuality as a "living style" and that it is somehow responsible for the collapse of empires and potentially society as a whole. Massachusetts, where same-sex marriage has been legal the longest, continues to maintain the lowest divorce rate in the U.S. It doesn't appear that society in the Bay State has collapsed.