It’s honestly been a little disturbing.
Server Who Claimed Customers Left Homophobic Receipt Has Been Fired, is Refunding Donations http://t.co/ONUmn9SBs6 (PHOTO/VIDEO)
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) December 8, 2013
I personally think that most of these are due to a perverse form of romanticism: people want the cachet of being a victim of intolerance in a culture where ‘tolerance’ has been made into a cardinal virtue. And that’s the problem, isn’t? Your actual racists and bigots are too busy hiding* to engage in actual displays of bigotry, so people have to… create their own hate speech. Just to keep the minimum levels up, of course.
*Although many of them have worked out that nobody on the Left really cares if you’re nasty to a conservative female or minority.