I had mentioned this in one of the "new rules" threads in Open Court, but wanted to present an official request here.
Can a "Religion/Politics" forum please be created?
These two topics can inspire some very passionate responses. With the presidential election still 10 months away, the amount of political threads is bound to increase. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it does have the potential of overtaking Open Court and driving away traffic. Myself included.
When I'm in Open Court, I want to chat with my fellow CLers. New movies, what kind of TV to buy, Britney Spears' latest idiocy, that kind of thing. Sorry, but I don't want to be bombarded with propaganda that America is a terrorist country, our soldiers are women / baby killers, our president is evil, my religion is a cult and I'm stupid because I'm a Christian.
Many other forums do this and have success with it. A separate Religion/Politics forum with a couple of brave mods would help allow those who want to participate in those discussions more freedom to do so and allow those who don't to stay out of it.
"Basketball reasons" is as believable coming from Mitch Kupchak as it was coming from David Stern. #IWantedPhil