WORD NERD :: my first urban dictionary definition :: offenditarian

UPDATE: A perfect example of the offenditarian at work: http://www.vdare.com/articles/the-coming-church-state-wars

… I was asked… what should be done about Muslim students at Catholic University demanding that the school provide them with prayer rooms, from which crucifixes and all other Catholic symbols that they found offensive had been removed.
After a nanosecond I replied, “Kick ’em out!”

Looking further into the matter, that was a rush to judgment.
For it seems that not a single Muslim student at CUA had gone to the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights to file a complaint.
That complaint was the work of John Banzhaf, a professor at GW, perennial litigant, and longtime contender for the title of National Pest.
In provocative language, Banzhaf told Fox News,
“It shouldn’t be too difficult to set aside a small room where Muslims can pray without having to stare up and be looked down upon by a cross of Jesus.
“They do have to pray five times a day, and to be sitting there trying to do Muslim prayers with a big cross looking down or a picture or Jesus or a picture of the pope is not very conducive to their religion.”

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offenditarian

A portmanteau of “offended” and “humanitarian”. It describes someone who has made a lifestyle out of finding deep offense in most any situation. Usually offense is found “on behalf” of other people who represent a definable group that the offenditarian themselves are clearly not a part of.
This is usually to make a display of “solidarity”, an important word in the lexicon of offenditarians.
There is a strict hierarchy of human value, with handicapable African American lesbian female gendered womyn taking the top spot, and white cysgendered males being “worth” only 1/16th of the former.
The irony of offenditarianism is that if one becomes offended on behalf of someone higher on the value scale, the person higher up can use that to then become offended by the “patronizing,” “colonialist” mindset of the offenditarian.

“Why is that girl running down the street and screaming at the ice cream truck?”
“The driver is wearing all white, a trademark outfit of early 20th Century eugenicists.”
“Is the ice cream man a eugenicist?”
“No, but the girl is afraid someone might think he is, she is an offenditarian.”

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