I see this lasted about a day. You remove the R&P board because the topics are being banned, and the first thing you do is then allow it in General Discussions. R&P got its own board because it was very unsuited to GD; it was thought better for it to have a place of its own, "enter at your own peril" like on so many forums.After a few years of us trying the Religion & Politics board idea, we have realised that it is nearly impossible to hold a civilised discussion on these topics, which then also spreads the hatred to the other boards.
With this in mind, we have decided to close down and remove the Religion & Politics board and go back to our old ways of prohibiting the discussions of these topics in the forums.
There is a very clear demand for an R&P board, despite the inevitable fierceness of the arguments. Either crack down like prison guards and ban it outright, or give the topic its place and let it be. No online community is a Disney utopia.