Huh?You must be joking, right? America is not tolerant. Look how many posts in this forum alone decry Antifa. Or look at how many people get up in arms about having a black history month, or an Islamic worship center popping up in an area, or a bakery baking a cake for a gay wedding. Yes we are less violent than some less tolerable places but that doesn't mean we are a tolerant country.
We have all heard the age old argument, mainly about healthcare and gun laws, that if you want to be like (insert country here) then why don't you move there. To which the rebuttal is always because this is my country. So America is my country. I'll worry about what WE do.
1. Antifa? The Black Block? That is a worldwide organization of anarchists and marxists? That bomb government buildings? Why should I tolerate that shit? Oh but the boogaloo? Right wing extremists are the most targeted extremists in this country. The FBI goes after them like clockwork. Left wing extremists? Rarely. Antifa, the same people that violently "protest" everywhere the POTUS goes? That riot everywhere in the western world? Antifa is a terrorist group.
2. You're right, we're not tolerant. Because if we were, that gay couple would never have sued the bakery owners. They had been customers before. The couple who owned the bakery wasn't refuse to bake or sell them any cakes, it was specifically in regard to the wedding cake. A "tolerant" society would allow them their religious beliefs and the gay couple would have found another baker.
So in a sense, I guess you're right. We're becoming less and less tolerant. But not in the way you're claiming.
The French are tolerant when you try to assimilate. Speaking French is extremely important there.Why is it when the topic of "American tolerance" is brought up, inevitably the comparisons are to Middle Eastern/African/South American countries, and not to other "Western European" styles countries?
Is it because our "tolerance" easily trounces those other countries but maybe doesn't look so good compared to New Zealand, Iceland, The Nordic Countries?
Hell, even our most direct comparisons of the U.K., Canada, Australia, Germany, and France?
It's important to have perspective about how much better we(as a whole) may be off in economic/social/personal status compared to the least fortunate in the world, but that view does not mean we cannot also recognize problems at our level and strive to fix them.
But it is a society that has gone full secular banning every religious artifact in public life.