Why does the left seem to think they can get their way by saying the seemingly magic statement, “I’m offended!”?
This ridiculous teaching comes directly from the false Apostle Paul.
Romans 14:15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. …
Romans 14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
Paul is arguing whether or not it’s ok to eat food sacrificed to idols. He concludes that does not matter, not nearly so much as whether or not you are offending another.
We can do whatever we want on the issue, we have total freedom, as long as we are not offending our brothers.
So all the way down to this very day, Christians, who have elevated Paul’s doctrine above that of Christ, will flee and retreat if evil people say, “I’m offended”.
Paul’s doctrine thus gives power to evil to say these magic words, and Christians who follow Paul will retreat.
The horrible fruit of Paul’s teaching is the result that we see in the decline of America. Good people simply give greater and greater ground to the evil, who take advantage of God’s people who are misled into thinking we are not to offend evil and foolish hypocrites who will be offended at everything we stand for.
This completely violates the true Biblical standards, as follows:
Proverbs 25:26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted well are the righteous who give way to the wicked.