I think throwing in my personal opinion here would help some to understand where we are coming from in regards to the administrative standpoint. I personally think that the policy sucks. In my opinion, anyone here should be able to express their views and debate on a subject. I feel as if everyone here is restricted now, in a small way. I am in no way for banning opinions and/or beliefs but I indeed came to this conclusion so that our love of collecting and visiting the sites and forums would be able to continue. I think that is more important than going back and forth with someone until it gets to the point where you are now not enjoying the forum from the collecting standpoint.
If people could let things be, then we could allow both. I have solid evidence that we can't and thus this policy is in place. If you look at the huge problem that Collect Star Wars had in regards to this (2000 election), the large failure of Rebel Scum's forums for allowing these and other types of threads, and the small things that have occurred here, anyone with reason could see why I have decided not to allow this.
No one can say that you can handle both, because you can't. It has been proven by the snide remarks then made in the collecting/movie related forums to those that you do not agree with. It cam down to allowing all threads and postings, or keep the great community of collectors that love coming here everyday. I chose to keep the friendships and sense of community.