As a Mod:
If a topic is allowed in forum rules it will be allowed, if the forum breaks down to name calling etc. it MAY get locked to allow folks to cool down. This doesn't mean the last post was "right" it was just time... think of it as Sherbet in between the courses of your AKIC dining exerience.
As a Member:
I think many subjects have a place on message boards... however, you need to know your audience. If you know that you won't be able to make a point without a total breakdown of self control or the ability to keep emotions in check by some of the participants... don't act surprised by the responses.
Have fun all...