I have no problem with criticism where due but unfortunately religious hatred is not on. It seems to be perfectly acceptable to insult ALL Catholics based on the actions of a minority.
Recently the following was posted on a thread concerning clerical abuse.
Originally Posted by kbannon
The post and my reply were deleted by a moderator. (plowman)
I sent a PM to kbannon telling him that he was a nasty evil bigot.
I stand by that comment and will accept any punishment that is delivered fairly.
On the thread in question kbannon decided to take things public. He denied ever saying anything about Catholics being scum and said he was going to report me to an admin for threatening him.
I insisted that he had said it and called him a coward for not having the courage to stand by what he said. His post I quoted above was made on the 4th of May.
Plowman I understand posted it last night to clarify things. Up until that point kbannon had been denying all knowledge of the post in question.
Plowman I understand has said he deleted the post as he felt it was inflammatory trolling.
I have an issue on two counts :
1) That a CMod on Boards has engaged in trolling on a thread in the Christianity forum.
2) That the moderators of the forum in question have allowed this to pass without infraction.
Bans seem to be handed out for much less to people who support the Catholic Church.
I am not attempting to have my own ban rescinded - what I wish to see is some fairness on the forum in question. In my opinion the moderators are failing in their remit. They are allowing some pretty hate filled posts against the Catholic Church. I do not believe them to be impartial.
I also strongly believe that kbannon is not a fit and proper person to be either a CMod or a regular Mod.
I believe that the rules of the forum have not been adhered to. I believe that unless they are applied evenly to all parties then my own ban is unjust and should be rescinded.