Due to our desire to maintain a primarily religious-centered message board where the participants are relatively friendly to one another, and seeing that the board has of late been flooded with political discussion, some of it good, some of it divisive, we administrators and moderators have decided to issue a one month moratorium on American political discussion and this includes the posting of political news items as the posting of articles can itself be a statement depending on how it is carried out.
So until June 8, 2004, no threads dealing with political issues will be allowed. After that, we will resume a more limited allowance of political discussion.
This does not apply to issues such as Serbs vs. Albanians and other issues facing Orthodox countries. The intent is to stop temporarily discussing Bush vs. Kerry, talk show hosts vs. "the liberals", the "Religious Right", and all assorted things with the intent to give everyone a break and generally bring the tension level down a notch.
Anyone having a question about this please feel free to post it here.
The OC.net Administrator and Global Moderator Team:
Phil, Anastasios, Bobby, David, and John