This is a surf site. No postings should be allowed on any other topic. No NFL, no drugs, no religion, no politics, no personal rantings, no torquing videos, no SpongeBob's Got Big Balls for God's sake! Oh no... I said the G word.
If there were really no place for a topic/thread on a forum, it would likely be one that repetitively gets posted yet remains unanswered and becomes an incessant back fill of self-bumps. Considering Wayne's threads are in ESPN's Top 10 of the day/week every time he throws them up, the populace of SI is already tilting the scales of an unofficial poll far towards the threads belonging. This isn't even a personal opinion, it's a simple observation of the board's behavior and tendencies, and actions speak louder than words.
Also, it would be very time-consuming to list all the other political topics that frequent the forum. Wayne's aren't the only ones and not by a long shot.
I don't believe in the story of jesus in all accuracy at this point in my life (not that i don't want to), but if you've caught a wave and had those awesome sessions that are like no other, you have to believe it's a gift from god, lets go spirtuality/religion/surf talk