To listen to either Inanna and Dp2 would be galactically stupid. But I suspect you have resolved your problem by now. I just have to wonder where anyone could dream up the idea of selling at a fire sale price, thus hurting yourself, in order to prove a point. Inanna in particular is dillusional.
Get a list of all of the sold comps, listings currently under contract, and active listings (including foreclosures) for the past 0-3 months within a 1 mile radius. Package the lowest 10-15 of them together. Contact a member of your local press, explain your situation, and ask him/her to escort you (with cameras rolling) to the HOA office where you'll drop off that package along with a cover letter with the following message in [red, bold letters], "Please circle RENT provided you'll allow me to rent my unit, or circle FIRESALE if you intend to force me to sell at firesale prices (which will lower the value of all of the other homes in this community)." Make sure the cameras get a close-up on the text.
I suspect the exposure will help to motivate your HOA to rethink its position.