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Letters: Background checks

Background checks: ‘A waste of time & money’

I see a lot of problems with background checks. “Judge not lest you be judged.” Once the background check comes back, who judges?

A long ago felony, but now repentant. “Unfit, kick him out!” Do we no longer forgive? I once drove intoxicated—a felony—but didn’t get caught. “Let him without sin cast the first stone.” Perhaps we should require a background check before baptism.

Background checks opens up a whole new can of worms.

I submit to an annual background check to work with youth. It’s a waste of time and money to identify that highly publicized one in a million pedophile. The rule is carved in stone—I am never alone with any youth. Better than a background check.

Fred Rosenbaum


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