by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide
We’ve moved on to the Complete Application portion of RU Homes. So far, you’ve coughed up enough information for your identity to be stolen (name, address, birth date, SSN), and plenty of information that could be used to steal passwords and/or use as emotional manipulation (current and previous marriages, children’s name, age and marital status.)
As previously, red/orange marks are for information that has potential to be misused while blue is something I find funny or ironic.
Today’s theme: Legal information that RU Homes wants.
Contacting a parole or probation officer with a negative behavior report can have negative repercussions on personal freedom. Imagine a parole officer getting calls that Jane Smith has received two major infractions during her program. Now, hopefully the parole officer would ask about the cause because this could be as minor as “occult or New Age behaviors” or talking with a guy. On the other hand, a parole officer could mistakenly assume that a major infraction means Jane is using drugs again or has tried to escape. Bluntly, turning this over is giving RU a free rein to threaten to have you returned to jail or prison.
- While men and women are theoretically separated during this program, I would be extremely uncomfortable being in a program with men or women who had been convicted of violent crime or sexual misconduct. The program seems understaffed to be sure of patient safety.
- Who is doing the screening? Is there a preset list of convictions within a timeframe that excludes people or does a “I found Jesus” story outweigh an aggravated assault charge?
You do often have to show a photo ID at a hospital, but I’ve never needed to show an SSN/birth certificate in a hospital.
Of course, I’ve needed both to fill out my I-9 for employment purposes – but that makes no sense. All of the people at the RU Schools of Discipleship are “volunteers” or “unpaid interns”. Either way, they have NO reason to turn in an I-9.
Mel is a science teacher who works with at-risk teens and lives on a dairy farm with her husband. She blogs at When Cows and Kids Collide She is also an very valuable source of scientific information for us here at NLQ. Mel is also blessed with the ability to look at the issues of Quiverfull with a rational mind and break them down to their most basic of elements.
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