I was visiting the website of a church member and noticed they'd put a liability release form on the site, - which I totally understand, but it breaks my heart that we live in an age where our churches have to take such precautions. Its really getting on my nerves and I'm wondering if I'm the only one annoyed by it or how some of you deal with it? Examples of things that drove me nuts: 1) When I was doing children's choir at a church, the main choral director informed us all that we were no longer allowed to touch kids in choir, as in give out hugs, because the church could be sued. I informed them that either they had to bend on it or I had to stop working with children. I can't not hug a crying child. 2) I got a notice the mail recently - our church's insurance company is requiring everyone who works with children or young people to sign a consent to undergo a full background check. As I signed it I wondered about a lot of things like what happened to people who had bad things in their past before they came to know Christ? What kind of things were they looking were? Who had access to what information? How would it be used? And most of all - how had the world gotten into such a shape that it was needed? 3) My church has "Sunday School" and "Extended Sessions." Meaning, the nursery is open during the sermon and we take turns working during that period. We've usually done this as a family. My kids are Red Cross certified in life-saving skills and first aide, but I was told that no one under the age of 18 was going to be allowed in the nursery anymore. Reason? - The insurance company. I'm getting rather tired of the insurance company. Anyone else feel the same? Have similar experiences? Where is the line?