Andrea Hernandez and her parents fussed about the microchip saying it would let administrators track when Andrea was in the bathroom. The school explained that they do not have someone assigned to sit in front of a computer monitor and track students all day long. “When I need to find (a student), I can enter his random number and I can find him somewhere as a red dot on that computer screen…it’s not about tracking them.”
In an effort to accommodate the Hernandez family, the school agreed to remove the microchip from Ms. Hernandez’ ID card; but the family still refused to allow her to wear the ID and are suing the school on religious grounds, claiming that wearing the ID indicates “submission to a false god”. Their lawsuit cites the book of Revelation, stating that “acceptance of a certain code…from a secular ruling authority” is a form of idolatry. Their representative explained that Evangelicals view this as the “mark of the beast”.
Republican state Rep. Lois Kolkhorst has introduced several bills to outlaw the technology in Texas. She is hoping the publicity from the Hernandez case will help with her fight.
what eye thynk: Once the school agreed to remove the computer chip from Ms. Hernandez’ ID this issue should have been moot.
You have to wonder if this child expects to live the rest of her life in a bubble.
- College will require a student ID, so I guess there will be no further education.
- Employees wear employee IDs, so forget about getting a job.
- Welfare recipients carry government IDs, so there will be no government assistance.
- Life will be hard, but she won’t be shopping at any of our wholesale clubs, because they issue membership IDs.
- If she continues to live in Texas, she won’t be able to vote because that state requires a voter ID.
- And, oh, forget about that drivers’ license when she turns 16.
This just proves that, if you look hard enough, you will be able to find a lawyer to take your case and, if it's far right enough, a Republican to champion it--no matter how ludicrous.