By John Hawkins -
If you just guessed that every time someone claims to be the victim of “hate” that he or she is lying, sadly you’d be right more often than you are wrong. We should certainly condemn cruel and hateful behavior, but we should also start asking if it’s healthy for our society to celebrate victimhood so much that it keeps inspiring incidents like this.
It’s a compelling story, isn’t it? A 7 year old’s birthday party invitation returned to the senders (two gay dads) with that note on it? The radio station posted that note on their Facebook page mid week this past week, and of course, readers went completely crazy over it, expressing their due outrage and offering their sympathy and support to the fathers. It spread like wildfire.
The problem with the story, though, is that Steve Harper and Deanna (last name unknown) made up the entire thing, right down to the actual invitation, which they apparently hand-crafted. And they wrote this apology note on the station’s website yesterday: see HERE