The Living Church of God has come out saying that it is OK for members to clap after special music Herbert is rolling in his grave right now!
Special Music—Applause Allowed: In the past, we have discouraged applause for special music, except for children’s performances. As per Dr. Meredith’s direction, applause is allowed as an appropriate way to show appreciation for special music in Sabbath and Holy Day services. Sept. 18, 2014 Weekly Update
Under the HWA regime it was a gross sin to clap after special music. No one deserved to hear applause, it only went to their heads and made them vain.
LCG continues its downward slide into apostasy by now going against Herbert Armstrong's divinely inspired teachings.
Here's what Herbert Armstreong said about clapping in church.
From the September 22, 1983 bulletin:
PICTURE TAKING DURING SERVICES: You are asked not to take any pictures during services, and especially during Mr. Armstrong's transmission.
APPLAUSE AT THE FEAST: In past years, many members have applauded during sermons and sermonettes at the Feast which, all too often, became an embarrassment to both audience and speakers. We want to alleviate this problem by informing you of the proper approach to this subject.
Normally, it is inappropriate to applaud. for special music, sermonettes or sermons. However, spontaneous applause for announcements of inspiring developments in the Work., special intervention or miracles from God, or a special appearance by Mr. Armstrong would be appropriate and fitting. When we want to show our appreciation to God for the special music or spiritual messages we will be receiving during the Fesst [sic] of Tabernacles, it would be more effective and appropriate to do so by our inspired singing of hymns at services and our private, personal prayers of thanks to God.
Therefore, PLEASE DO NOT applaud for sermonettes and sermons at the Feast.From Feast Bulletin excerpts in Der Fuhrer