"I own my business, and I appreciate the feedback and concerns I get from my customers.. ."
What happens when you have a customer who tells you that the way you are running your business is wrong and you don't agree with them - and then they continue to come into your business day after day and shout about how badly they think you run your business?
I own my own business too and I too appreciate customer feedback. However, when I disagree then I expect the customer to either respect the fact that it is my business and either keep their objections to themselve or else take their business elsewhere. And if they won't listen and don't get the message, I will give them an assist by escorting them off the premises and not letting them come back.
Frankly, I am surprised that has not already happened. Clearly you have violated the owner's instructions to either stop bitching about one of the moderators or else find you and your IP address banned. Besides, from what I observed recently you don't mind doing your own censoring or forcing your opinion and agenda in a forum where you moderate, you just mind it when you think it has happened to you.
Public forums or not, it is a PRIVATE website. The owner sets the rules and enforces the rules as he sees fit. If you don't like the way it is run, stop your damned bitching and trying to force the owner to bend to your will and take your hardheadedness elsewhere. You and a few others are damned lucky that I don't own or moderate this site.