Thursday, February 11, 2010
Religious Right Weighs In On Human Tracking Chips
The religious right is beginning to voice concern of the concept of mandatory human chipping. The practice of forceably installing tracking chips in human beings has been proposed by others on the right, as a means of tracking people who have lost their civil rights, such as certain kinds of convicted criminals.
The State of Virginia has cited religious freedoms in its decision to outlaw the practice:
House Oks Bill Banning Implanted Tracking Devices | WSLS 10
Del. Mark L. Cole (R-Fredericksburg), the bill's sponsor, said that privacy issues are the chief concern behind his attempt to criminalize the involuntary implantation of microchips. But he also said he shared concerns that the devices could someday be used as the "mark of the beast" described in the Book of Revelation in the Christian Bible.
Full story of the run-up to the vote Washington Post