B. McCausland wrote: Sorry, with respect, perhaps, sadly, the issue is a reflection to all of the actual state of the church. When conduct, not necessary doctrine, is the problem privileges need curtailed as it is obvious users cannot handle responsibly such privileges before God and their consciences faithfuly. For what instead of an open forum a 'closed' forum with tangible accountability would check behaviour weeding tares away.
Thank you for your thoughts.
However, please understand that as a moderator it is not mine to create or amend policy but to enforce the policies already published.
If you would like to submit recommendations to the site founder, Steven Lee, please send them in an email to email@example.com.
There has been a long standing rule here which I will state again. Keep your comments topical, civil and meaningful. In other words, stay focused on the news item topic and avoid getting wrapped up in critiquing, criticizing, attacking or insulting other posters.
This comment board is hosted by SermonAudio and in that regard everything posted here is a reflection on SermonAudio to the entire world. We are under no obligation to continue this comment board if it no longer serves our intended purposes or reflects on us negatively. I trust everyone will bear that in mind and conduct themselves accordingly.
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If a comment you posted has been removed or deleted, it was because you broke a forum rule. There are just a few very modest rules and any Christian should be able to comply without even thinking about it.
Be advised that we have and will continue to tolerate your all caps posts and your insults to the site admin but will not tolerate abuse and insults to other posters. The modest rules apply to everyone including you.
The Quiet Christian wrote: Good evening, Mr. Moderator. I would like to point out Jim Lincoln's racist rant against this so-called Dominionist plot to take over ??? [....] Are there any tools you can use to address this issue?
Thank you for your concern. Here are the rules and policies established by the site founder published on the full site:
"Â» No profanities including crude or rude language. Â» Personal attacks or insults directed at other users will be censored. Â» Only one post at a time per thread (allow for alternate users). Â» No cross-posting or spamming (do not copy your posts everywhere). Â» Use the "Insert Hyperlink" button to embed hyperlinks.
We reserve the right to censor other obviously inappropriate comments.
By submitting your comment for review you agree to the forum policies."
The other obvious given which should guide everyone is SermonAudio is a Protestant Christian site and everyone is expected to conduct themselves accordingly.
While I personally disagree with most of Jim's views, I can't justify censoring him for holding to views contrary to mine or the majority of regular commenters.
My advice is ignore him as it's unlikely he's going away any time soon or will change his views.
Jim Lincoln wrote: You are pro-abortion if you aren't for Pro Universal Health Care
The purpose of this comment board is to provide an environment where Protestant Christians can discuss current events from a Christian and biblical perspective. For the most part your comments fail to meet that purpose.
I strongly encourage you to re-evaluate your purpose for posting on SermonAudio and determine if it has anything in common with our purpose. Failure to do so will likely result in the removal of your non-conforming posts.
Concerned wrote: SermonAudio, please explain to us faithful visitors why contentious folks like Jim L. are still allowed to shame Christ on this site? We HONESTLY want to know.
Anyone can post comments without registration subject to these modest rules:
Â» No profanities including crude or rude language. Â» Personal attacks or insults directed at other users will be censored. Â» Only one post at a time per thread (allow for alternate users). Â» No cross-posting or spamming (do not copy your posts everywhere). Â» Use the "Insert Hyperlink" button to embed hyperlinks. We reserve the right to censor other obviously inappropriate comments. By submitting your comment for review you agree to the forum policies.
MS wrote: To the SA Moderators: I just wanted to take this opportunity to publicly thank you for doing such a fine job of policing this site. It is quite disheartening since this is a Christian forum that it is even necessary, but as Scripture warns us there are the tares among the wheat. Thank you once again. GOD'S richest blessings to you all.
You're welcome and we appreciate your encouragement.
Chris posted a comment worthy of being repeated:
Christopher000 wrote: I think it's seriously embarrassing that forum moderators are forced to police this forum, this adult forum, this Christian forum. Imagine what thousands of others think when they happen to see some of the really terrible comments as they cruise the site. I've had maybe one or two comments removed over the years and I think that was for quoting someone else who got deleted. As Christians, there's just no reason for it.
John Yurich USA wrote: There is no Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. Jim Lincoln. So stop stating Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. Their names are George Herbert Walker Bush and George Walker Bush so they can't be Sr. and Jr.
SteveR wrote: Alpha You realize the '7th Day' is Saturday, right? and the majority Christian view, if not all of the Pastors that offer sermons on this site, believe the Sabbath is now the LORDs Day (Sunday)
The point of my reply was not to discuss the Sabbath but to link the foul post to it's author. But thanks for your concern.