“In America today, if your sensibilities are offended by something that has happened, you get an enormous amount of credibility and are taken very seriously.”
- Brit Hume
It is amazingly ironic what offends some people in our country today. How is it that our values system could be so out of whack that some people would be offended when our law officials attempt to bring a convicted child rapist to justice or when two young people expose tax fraud and prostitution. Its as if the law and morality are trivial at best and offensive at worst. This is a sad state of affairs.
To take this a step further, consider what has happened to the cheer-leading squad at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. In an effort to raise the spirits of their football team and the fans in the stands, the cheerleaders have used Bible verses on some of their signs. This is a practice that has gone on for quite some time until just recently when (go figure) someone got offended. What had served as a great source of wisdom and inspiration has now been scrapped because someones feelings got hurt. The logic being used to take away the free speech rights of these young ladies is that it “obviously” violates the separation of church and state.
So that’s the magic bullet. If something is moral, or especially Judeo-Christian and you don’t like it, just get offended and noisy. Chances are all authorities will cave to your wishes and run for cover; that is unless you are offended at pornography, or blasphemy, or illicit drug use. It must be nice to be in that privileged class that always gets what it wants in this “culture of offendedness”.