I got your message: Tom May’s sermons are opinions, not news. C’mon, journalists — get it right.


It says right there it’s a “column,” which is a questionable assessment in itself, seeing as Preacher Tom May’s screed is a religious “message” of the sort distributed by street corner Jehovah Witnesses, except in this instance it is published weekly in the pages of the Jeffersonville newspaper, to be filed on line not under “opinions,” which is how columns generally are classified, but as “news,” a term implying factual comment utterly absent from an evangelist’s pitch.

Or, the News and Tribune’s decline continues unabated.