"Hurtful" is the new "obscene."
Despite the fearmongering about theocracy, it may be secular fundamentalists or militant atheists who pose a greater threat to freedom. That shouldn't surprise anybody of my age. The Nazis and Communists were/are vehemently anti-religious. But, since we learned to keep religious leaders from having access to police powers, there have been no inquistions to speak of.
The people insisting on pc speech codes today were once free speech advocates, yet they fail to see the hypocrisy of continuing to defend obscene and profane speech while they seek to impose their own list of forbidden lists of hateful words and expressions, which are applied according to context and therefore operate like a minefield. The worst thing these days is to be offensive, but only if what you say is offensive to certain people, while what may be offensive to others defended as free speech.