any reason 'being offended' is protected?

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    Was reading today about the Anti-Christian Leftists Union's sueing the City of Los Angeles because their seal has a 'cross' image contained in the diagram.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,121039,00.html

    "Because some members of the community are offended" is there reason.


    Why are people bowing to the wills of the few in cases like this?


    Why do people feel they have the right to not be offended?


    Thoughts?
     
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    "Here you have this radical left-wing organization whose own symbol should be the hammer and sickle," said Mike Antonovich (search), one of five Los Angeles County supervisors. "They are using pressure tactics trying to rewrite history."

    Some local officials argue that the cross simply reflects history. The ACLU says that shouldn't matter because some members of the public find it offensive.



    Need we say more?
     
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    Any reason society puts up with the ACLU?
     
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    Uninformed populace who really think they are a good thing?
     
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    O'Reilly kept hounding the ACLU chick last night asking her if they were going to try and force LA to change their name next.... (you all know, City of Angels). Of course, she wouldn't really answer the question.
     
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    ask rush limbaugh. he may have a reason. :D
     
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    Well a whole bunch of people find things like peep-show theaters offensive... but wait, that's free speech. And a bunch of us find Islamic calls-to-prayer offensive... oh wait, that's freedom of religion.

    Just goes to show that, to the hard-core Left, freedom of religion does not apply to Christianity.
     
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    Millions of Christians are free to practice without persecution in America. Do you think its important to God that a cross stays on a seal in L.A. ?
     
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    No, but since the symbol is of historic significance, why do we have to re-write history? Why not leave it alone? That is the point.
     
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    It's important to 'people'. It 'means something' - it displays some portion of the city's history and culture.

    (shrug)

    Christians are free to practice christianity except when others are offended.
     

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