Though I fully understand your feelings here guys, I did remove the name of the board under discussion in order to avoid encouraging a “board swarm” because the folks over there will then feel the need to reciprocate. They tend to show up here sooner or later anyway.
Trying to speak the truth in love is hard sometimes, and I myself wander around some other non-Catholic forums and some I have pretty well left because they are just not listening. I have learned that I never want to be the kind of moderator or admin that I have encountered on some of them. Their board policies and practices make it nearly impossible to have any kind of meaningful dialog. I am always glad to come back here to CAF;where we try really hard to leave people the maximum amount of freedom to discuss, so long as they are charitable and respectful to each other. I will say that in general I find that you guys are far and away more charitable in your answers to non-Catholics with heated disagreements than some of them are with us on their own forums. I praise God for that and remember you all in prayer every time I pray.
My advice as a fellow Catholic and a moderator?
If a forum doesn’t make you feel welcome and allow you the courteous defense of our faith, then don’t support them in any way. Don’t post anything but the facts (with documentation and context) and the first time you get hassled by someone and the mods don’t address the issue…walk.
Then be very very sure that we never give as good as we got here at CAF. Hold yourselves to a higher standard…because we know that’s what Our Lord wants us to do, right?
Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
1st Peter 3:15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, 16 but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be the will of God, than for doing evil.
God bless you all. Be of good cheer!