ALLOWED RELIGIOUS DISCUSSION
Religious discussion is only available to users who have donated
to CougarBoard. Users are free to discuss a wide array of religious
topics, including LDS doctrine. All posts on LDS doctrine must
clearly state that they are the opinion of the poster and/or the
poster's personal interpretation of what others, including church
leaders, have said.
WHAT'S NOT ALLOWED
The owners of CougarBoard are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints, which also owns Brigham Young University.
Because of our strong feelings about the LDS Church, we do not want the
resources of CougarBoard used against it. In addition, since many visitors
to this site may not be familiar with the LDS Church or its doctrine, we
feel that this isn't the appropriate place for some otherwise appropriate
but potentially controversial discussions regarding church history, leaders,
policies, or doctrine.
Mocking, undermining, or questioning the leadership or doctrines of the
LDS Church is not allowed, and will result in a board penalty.
Discussing temple rites or other sacred ordinances, especially in a
disrespectful or mocking manner, will result in a board penalty.
Experiences that are deemed by moderators to reflect badly on the LDS
Church or its representatives (missionaries, bishops, stake presidents,
etc.) will be removed. We will try to enforce this rule consistently and
in good faith, but if the story would leave a reasonable person with a
bad impression of the the Church or its representatives, it doesn't
belong on the Board. For example, mission experiences that portray
missionaries in a bad light should be avoided.
In determining the difference between someone involved in an honest
discussion and someone with their own agenda, some discretion by the
moderators will be required. If you feel that you have been penalized
unfairly, please just make a courteous appeal, and be patient with us.