OBG – Adventist churches install isolation pews for chattiest members

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SILVER SPRING,Md. — Seventh-day Adventist churches around the world are being fitted with single-occupant isolation pews this week.

The pews are the latest attempt by church leaders to combat disruptive talking by members during services.

Church deacons have been trained to identify the noisiest member of their congregation and usher them firmly to the isolation pew at any point during the service.

A memo released from the General Conference headquarters of the church instructed local churches to locate isolation pews “right up front so everyone can keep an eye on offenders.”


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