Yeah, directly leave politics and religion off these forums guys... but if someone wants to post topics like this in the Tavern, scorning someone etc with just cause, feel free.
Racism, Religious topics, Porn and Politics have no home here ... other than that, I don't really care. I call people assholes all the time. It's part of my lingo and I generally don't mean it. Hell, I don't care if people call me an butthole either. I don't take offense to taunting etc. It is ONLY a public forum and none of us will actually meet in real life (almost guaranteed), yet if my Mods or Admins feel the topic is getting out of hand. They have my full support in squashing or deleting the topic completely.
My own thoughts and ideals are generally of the "I don't care" ilk. I personally don't have an issue with topics like this as I have demonstrated over the many many years. However I try to appoint admins and Mods with better judgement than myself.