- October 25, 2013
- By Staff / Baptist Standard
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.
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