SILVER SPRING, Md. --- Several decades of active clown ministry at the General Conference ground to a somber halt today.
Ronald Donald, spokesperson for the GC Clown Outreach Department, said it was with a heavy heart that he and his colleagues had decided to "discontinue the consistent history of clowning around in these halls."
The ministry was canceled to avoid the appearance of evil associated with the current clown scares across the country and the world, said Donald.
Donald shared that he had enjoyed recruiting General Conference leaders that displayed "effortless, completely natural clown-like behavior" to join the department over the years.
"As I have roamed these hallways, new recruits for our efforts have never been in short supply," said Donald with a nostalgic sigh.