No, bringing awareness of the potential of breaking federal law and international treaty is not
"over the top". The prevailing attitude is "sure, dude, whatever, we'll do whatever we want and nobody will care".
it strikes me as unlikely that the FCC will issue any fines unless they feel that the church not addressing this with appropriate speed.
is just such an example.
I am a licensed amateur radio operator. Operating rules and regulations matter to me a great deal, especially in a world where people have no respect or consideration for such "unimportant" laws. It was in clerk discussions years ago about running networks over power lines within a meetinghouse where it was pointed out that (especially at the time with such new solutions) such things could completely block amateur communications. Nobody cared.
I hear of various wards/stakes investing in two way radios for use during various events. Point out that it is illegal to use the GMRS frequencies without a license and you are either ignored or get a comment along the lines of "if they were illegal you couldn't buy them" or "nobody cares about that law". Doubly so if you are in one of the areas subject to the international exclusion of GMRS use on 462.650, 467.6500, 462.7000 or 467.7000 MHz. Again, try to point this out to almost anybody and the response is "eh, nobody cares. Don't be over the top."
The point is that this kind of thing isn't something that should be messed with or taken lightly. That guy in Florida received notice of $16,000 fines *per incident* because he didn't think that it was important to put a filter on his well pump. I'm not in the loop on the fines and enforcement actions, the RF engineer is. That's his job. He says he just heard of somebody fined $7,500 for refusing to replace a faulty dimmer switch.
Do not ignore these things. Read the manuals. Keep up with regulation changes. There is no call to dismiss cautionary notices out of hand as is being done here. That is all.