Source: The Kansas City Star
On September 17, 2000, The Kansas City Star reported that "Kansas City in many ways and on many levels is much more diverse than is often recognized. Starting this week, The Kansas City Star will better reflect this diversity by adding a feature to the editorial page. Each Saturday the paper "will publish a sacred text or saying from non-Christian religions alongside the daily Bible verse [which has been a standard feature of their editorial page]. The texts will be selected or approved by Gary Ebersole, director of the Center for Religious Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City."