The people being offended probably weren't being offended by me per-say, but by their pre-conceived notions and ignorance of where I was coming from.
There's some truth to that. People aren't necessarily offended by you personally but by the ideas suggested by what you say. If you call somebody a "negro" in 2017, it seems like you don't care about what he wants to be called; it seems like you're stuck in the 1950s, when the "incorrectness" was active and intitutionalized.
They do it by denouncing you if you don't believe transgender is a normal condition, or even suing you in some circumstances.
It doesn't make any difference whether or not I think they're "normal". I think all they want is to be treated with dignity, like anybody else. I try to do that whether I think they're "normal" or not.
They set you up to offend by giving your opinion and then they denounce you or sue you for it. Like gays setting up a bakery to deny them a cake for a gay wedding and then suing them for refusing it. That's the tactic. It is not a simple matter of avoiding offense at all.
Tell me the one about the three bears.
I've never had an experience remotely like that. You seem to be describing the experience of people who DO set out to offend.
The power of love is proven to everyone in their everyday life. Every time a firefighter saves another. Every time a child is born. Every time families come together and promote community. That's the power of love. Call it wimpy all you like - everyone knows it's stronger than anything anyone else has ever attempted to describe.
I'm pointing out this evil, this insanity that leads advertisers to act like this.
It's called free enterprise. Businesses aim their advertising where they think their potential customers are. If they think certain comments might offend potential customers, they don't associate themselves with those comments. It's an extension of democracy, actually.