What is the deal with the with the resent HEAVY HANDED censorship on this forum?
I suppose that's a matter of opinion. I really don't think I'm heavy handed.
Why are issues like the pedofile priest appointed by the AOC quickly locked ?
As I explained in the post when I locked it, we don't know that he is
a pedophile. In fact, if you read the link Tamara posted, there is no evidence, or even suggestion that he is a pedophile. If I had left his name posted on the thread, what you have just written would have smeared his name with the false accusation that he is a pedophile, and you would be up for libel. In other words, you have just proved that I was correct to remove his name.
Is a fear of turning possible converts away from the faith?
Not a consideration at all. In fact, as well as directing Tamara to her Bishop, I also posted a link to the independant pokrov.org website a link, so anyone who wants to can see the sexual abuse problems in the Orthodox Church in the USA.
Are the Mods control freaks who think they are defending the faith by squashing issues that they find politically and morally offensive. What gives?
How about "legally dangerous"? You have just accused this man of being a pedophile- I hope you are prepared to defend yourself in a libel case, because you have no evidence that he is.
It's very important not to let our emotions run away with us. If you feel there is an issue with this priest, then there are proper channels- His Bishop, Pokrov.org, the Police etc. An internet forum is not the place to address this. What if it turns out this man is innocent and his name has been destroyed on this forum? How would you feel if someone suggested that you were a pedophile on this forum with absolutely no evidence? Well you have just done the same to this priest, and I have yet to see any evidence that he is a pedophile.
It's obvious to me that locking the thread and removing his name was more