EDITOR: A close friend of mine once told me that his goal in life was not to offend anyone. He went along with the crowd. He always saw both sides of the coin. He felt he was virtuous.
It is necessary to offend and even scandalize some people sometimes because some people are just plain wrong.
Jesus did not coddle the Pharisees but called them hypocrites and whitewashed walls. He was not trying to please the crowd either, but called them an evil and adulterous generation. Such we remain, much to his sorrow.
When I say war and preparation for war are wrong, not many agree. Although they may pay lip service to it as a remote idea, I'm talking about right now. This offends many.
Abortion is always wrong and there are alternatives to it, but if I were to say that, in measure, one factor causing abortion is caused our society's promiscuous lifestyle, no one is going to change and I will be castigated as judgmental. But there is no love without commitment, and this includes children.