Missed The Point
If you read Paul Rolly's Friday column, you'll see him criticize Senator Tom Hatch for wanting to exempt returned Mormon missionaries from background checks and remind him that serial killer Arthur Gary Bishop was a returned Mormon missionary. PROBLEM: That doesn't accurately describe Senator Hatch's proposal. From the Tribune: According to current law, caregivers in Utah must undergo a background check that usually takes about 10 days. If a person has lived outside Utah for any reason over the past five years, they must undergo an FBI check which can take up to six months. This applies to Peace Corps, LDS missions, military service, etc. Senator Hatch believes this is an unfair burden for job applicants because soldiers and missionaries are strictly supervised in their activities. The proposal would forego the FBI check in favor of a recommendation from the military, church, etc. Now, we can debate whether it's a good idea or not, but the actual proposal is very different from the Mormon Serial Killer Loophole Law Paul Rolly describes. Despite what Paul Rolly suggests, Arthur Gary Bishop's crimes would not have been affected by this law.