Peter said:I don't like the idea of locking threads. I consider it in direct opposition to free speech, which this right is being curbed more and more in the political world. By banning a topic and forbidding comments upon certain subjects, words that want to be said are said silently, whispered into the wind. But the wind is not always a very good listener.
Also, free speech is the crux of such internet forum's survival. If one cannot post one's opinions and debate logically without the thread being locked and the subject closed, then eventually the forum members will post and discuss elsewhere, and RumRation will essentially pitter out.
I do realise, however, that because AAC is of the other sexual persuasion, that he may be offended slightly by this specific topic being constantly brought up again and again because he feels ever so moved to post a reply, for which he is worried about annoying the other posters with his personal beliefs. However, I urge you to reply anyway, because its a subject that many have issues and qualms with on both sides of the dispute, and as long as the arguments are structured and thought-out as opposed to insulting and derogatory, there is no need to abandon and taboo the subject of homosexuality. In fact, I personally believe that such debate is healthy and promotes an understanding between the two teams, as it were.