I'm sorry, that's ridiculous. They may be trying to extend the MAXIMUM sentence to life, but that doesn't mean they'll get it, or that they won't be paroled. What a silly argument.Pedophiles and serial rapists are entirely different, for one thing. Serial rapists are in jail- it's a life sentence. So they must have been acquitted, in which case as far as I'm concerned they didn't do it. There's a lot of work right now in the legal fields towards getting the pedophile sentence extended to life as well, which seems logical to me. But from my experience, many "sex offenders" committed maybe one, two rapes, faced a ton of jail time and a fee and suffered for their illegal decisions, and are now released to the general public, if not guilty over what they did at least aware of what the result is of doing it again. Also, I am not strongly against a sex offender registry. I am also not against personality tests- if someone tests in as a kleptomaniac, I can understand not wanting them in your house. Again, I have no problem with them being in mine because I honestly don't give a sh*t if they take anything, but I can understand other people being more attached to their belongings. I think it's reasonable to want to know the personality of the person, since they might be a party person when you like a quiet house, or an pet-lover when you don't like animals. In those cases I can understand advising the person not to come based on limitations you put on your tenants. But if they just stole something, or did some other petty crime years back and served their sentence, I think it's unfair for people to judge them based on that. The employers or landlords shouldn't be able to see what they did, but rather, using the personality tests, they can decide what the risk is of them doing something in the future, and based on that make their decision. Once again, I am not strongly against sex offender directories- you are correct that there are people whose urges won't be satisfied without illegal activity, and who can't resist those urges forever, and in those cases I am sorry for those people. But that is a small sex offenders, an even smaller percent of people, and I don't think that that alone merits a criminal record check.