I am a professional body piercer, and the resident pro/moderator on a piercing forum. Most of our posters are teens seeking advice on problem piercings or reseaching getting something pierced. I have tried to keep it no nonsense, and offer common sense advice with the help of several other mods. This person has joined recently, and says she is a minister in "The Church of Body Modification" (ridiculous) and master piercer, blah, blah, blah. She was made a mod after 7 posts. I looked at her website, and this "church" she mentioned uses the satanic bible as their text. It seems to me to be a thinly veiled recruiting method of teens to her beliefs. She also gives directions on doing very dangerous things like suspension. For those of you not familiar, that is putting large hooks through body parts, and hanging from them. I am very against exposing our members to this sort of thing at their impressionable age. I know they have the right to their own beliefs, but I do not want to be party to it. I e-mailed the administrator and told him I was no longer sure I wanted to be associated with his forums. Did I do the right thing? Or am I trying to impose my beliefs on others?
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4/25/03 at 7:08pm