The self righteous Twitterati and their ilk seek attention.
What better way of getting attention than creating a self-righteous uber-pious storm? Why admiration and column inches through being creative, clever, witty or helpful*, when one can exhibit plain old ostentatious faux-outrage. Subtext "LOOK AT ME! ME! ME!" ;
One has to wonder what went so wrong in their lives that they live the tabloid headlines of fear and anger. It is irksome that the media jump on these stories(?) and fan the flames. Perhaps that, in itself, is a symptom of the tabloid. Attention seekers; tabloid; symbiosis complete.
Whatever ails them - I hope they find solace. Preferably with equanimity to their fellow humans.
Anonymous - obv.
* Because it's difficult and requires effort.