11 Jan '15, 1am

Citing threats from Extremists, @adventistrisk denies coverage to satirists.

Policy holders have been treated to a series of strongly-worded announcements from Adventist Risk Management, Inc. (ARM) over the last few days. Alerts from the company which provides employee insurance solutions and risk minimization services for the Adventist Church typically focus on humdrum counsel about car maintenance; the perils of wrinkled church carpeting and the need for faithful weeding of pavement cracks in church parking lots. As of late, however, all messages have focused on the evils of "satirical material of any nature." "The last few days my inbox has been filling up with 'URGENT' warnings to 'satire creators or consumers' said Todd Buchanan, Associate Pastor at Carmen Seventh-day Adventist Church in Marietta, Ga. ARM has said that due to an increasing backlash against satirists by extremists the world over, all insurance claims from satire creators or con...

Full article: http://spectrummagazine.org/article/2015/01/10/citing-thr...

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