Ben - I disagree with you in the sense that what I first learned from this forum was that all ex-offenders, regardless of the crime committed, face common challenges and discrimination. How you respond to those challenges is largely up to the individual. That's not to say that certain offences don't have unique considerations, but if some extra intrusion is part of the payback, then so be it. One of the positive things about this forum used to be that different people with different convictions could learn from one another.
What I do object to, however, is a charity that purports to support ex-offenders actively discriminating and applying their own interpretation on which crimes are quantitatively or qualitatively morally different and - by implication - more remediable than others.
But anyone that thinks that the third sector is anything other than business is deluding themselves. Therefore, reputation management and income generation are more important to them than the people they claim to support, who are simply a means to an end. As I say, it is shameful, particularly when they are dealing with a particularly vulnerable group of people.
Every time they delete useful and harmless discussion, they contribute to making the people affected feel a little less valued and a little more worthless - and push them slightly closer to re-offending. If they can sleep easy with that, fine, but I wouldn't be able to.