It is so very rare that any hint of homophobia sneaks into the Daily Mail, as Peter McKay stressed in recently defending his Ephraim Hardcastle column.
Yet there seems to be much twittering consternation at the bizarre Jan Moir article in today's newspaper, arguing that Stephen Gately's death 'strikes another blow to the happy-ever-after myth of civil partnerships'.
But perhaps it is not just gay marriage we should worry about.
Will nobody give the Daily Mail some credit for its fair and balanced approach?
Take as exhibit A the splendid banner below the masthead on yesterday's Mail front-page, above the 'Equality Law nightmare' splash.
'Why do so many marriages end in the murder courts?'
Perhaps that Mr Dacre is a dangerous liberal subversive after all.