>> Is there an actual background check? If one where to have a record from early "ignorant days" yet no active warrants would that hinder membership? <<
If one is a former criminal it raises questions and does not place them in good stead anywhere in life, not just the Church of Satan
We expect our members to be responsiible members of society - and that includes their responsibility to the authorities.
The point here is that we respect the confidentiality and privacy of our members; but if it emerges that one of our members is wanted by the authorities we will gladly offer the information legally required of us.