SILVER SPRING, Md. —Along with postponing this summer’s General Conference Session to next year, the headquarters of the Adventist Church has banned members from singing the Adventist favorite Side-By-Side.
“This particular chorus, however near to everyone’s hearts, is the last thing we should be singing these days,” said the statement.
The GC explained that Adventists have a “particular weakness for this song and have a tendency to stand far too close, often holding hands or throwing arms around each others’ shoulders.”
The message called the song a “super spreader that could get us all in big trouble with the WHO.”
The GC also warned against tempting fate by singing “It Only Takes a Spark.”