I was just trying to turn the television to a channel for background noise while I worked tonight, I could not find a channel that did not feature a gay marriage ceremony.
On one channel, a man was asking a father for his son's hand in interracial gay marriage. I felt queasy so I just hit the remote to skip to the next channel. Within a minute, a gay couple was conducting an angry diatribe against religion and nations everywhere because they would not sanction their marriage.
I skipped again. Something on public television about anxiety in modern life. Sounded harmless, I left it there. Within thirty seconds they were featuring a gay couple and talking about the stress they experienced because they could not get their relationship documented for insurance purposes as a legal marriage.
You couldn't make this stuff up. On four channels at 11:30 PM at night, all at the same time. All coincidental, of course. Earlier in the evening my children had asked if we could change the channel when similar fare came on in a completely irrelevant context. All coincidental, to be sure.
I opened an old twilight episode in YouTube and let it play in the corner while I worked, after turning the sound off altogether and switching the television to a 24 hour weather channel. It had a simple scrolling marquee and satellite maps but I kept glancing up occasionally to see if they decided to put a call for legalizing gay marriage on the marquee or else replaced the satellite image with hardcore gay porn. It went for nearly fifteen minutes without either, a huge relief. I guess it may be the last safe channel on the air.