In another thread, this was stated,
It’s a fundamental tenant of most or all forms of Protestantism that nothing but unbelief or unwillingness to repent can prevent a person from joining a church or being reconciled to it after an excommunication. For example, a person who committed burglary 5 years ago and was convicted of a felony for it might be asked if they repent of having committed the crime and wish to live a life free of theft with Jesus’ help, but the fact that they have this in their background does not and cannot serve as an automatic bar to baptism, confirmation (in those churches that practice this), or reception or re-reception into a church.
Is it the same in the CC? Is it possible to have sinned so much or be subject to so many legal restrictions due to bad prior behavior (e.g. currently in prison, currently on parole, registered sex offender, death row, ordered deported, outstanding warrant for arrest) that one cannot enter or reenter into communion with the CC even if they repent, ask God to help them live a good life, and are willing to own up to the temporal consequences of past behavior (e.g. report to parole officer, keep sex offender registration current, pay court ordered restitution, leave the country that they were ordered deported from, etc.)? My instinct as a Christian is to say of course not, such an idea flies in the very face of Jesus’ entire message. Is this actually the case?
It seems that the LDS (who are largely considered to be non-Christian by Protestants too) have a policy that forbids baptism of candidates subject to certain criminal sanctions without very high level permission. Does the CC have anything like that, for example requiring that the baptizing priest consult their bishop, archbishop, or the Pope for permission to baptize a convict on parole when they would otherwise be able to baptize a non-convict on their own?