Judge to force girl to have ‘mark of the Beast?’

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‘Exactly what it talks about in the Book of Revelation’

A ruling is expected in days from a federal court in the case of a student in Texas facing possible expulsion over her decision to contest a mandatory “spychip” implemented by her school district, a system she and her family call “the mark of the Beast” spoken of in the Bible.

The Rutherford Institute today requested an injunction before U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio to prevent the disciplinary action planned by the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio.

The district’s program, called the “Student Locator Project,” is to boost public funding for the district by increasing student attendance rates.

The plan has some 4,200 students at John Jay High School and Jones Middle School wearing mandatory “SmartID” card badges embedded with an RFID tracking chip which allow school officials to track students at all times on campus.

Rutherford today said the request for a preliminary injunction was taken under advisement, and a ruling is expected within days.

A lower court’s temporary restraining order has been maintained against the district, and officials say it remains in effect until the judge issues his decision.

Andrea Hernandez, a 15-year-old sophomore in a science and engineering magnet school housed in John Jay High School, has refused to wear a school-mandated RFID tracking badge based on religious objections.

Both Andrea and her father, Steven Hernandez, testified they believed the electronic system was a sign of the Antichrist described in the New Testament book of Revelation.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, when asked by reporters who the Antichrist was, Steven Hernandez replied, “In this case, Northside is the Antichrist.”

In an interview with NPR, Steven Hernandez said his daughter has been adamant about not wearing the student tracking badges.

“And she says, ‘Daddy, I’m not going to do this.’ And I said, ‘Why aren’t you going to do this, honey?’ She says, ‘Dad, that’s exactly what it talks about in the book of Revelation that you were teaching us about taking the mark of the Beast. This is the exact same thing,’ ” he said.

Revelation 13:17 describes a time when “no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.”

Rutherford attorneys have alleged that the school’s attempts to penalize, discriminate and retaliate against Andrea violate her rights under Texas’ Religious Freedom Act and the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

“While we all want to ensure that our schools are safe, especially in the wake of this terrible shooting in Connecticut, these RFID tracking badges will do little to ensure student safety and, in fact, could potentially be manipulated in such a way as to make students even more vulnerable to attack by predators,” said John W. Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute.

“No matter how many ways school officials attempt to justify this program, the key here, as NISD officials have themselves acknowledged, is the fact that this program is about one thing only – making money for the schools at the expense of students’ constitutional rights and potentially their safety.”

School officials contend that a continuous monitoring and tracking of students will reduce absences, and they will be able to collect an additional $1.7 million in funding from the state by the time the monitoring program is installed in the district’s 112 schools.

But Rutherford said Hernandez has been penalized, discriminated against and retaliated against by school officials for objecting to being forced to participate in the RFID program.

“For Hernandez, a Christian, the badges pose a significant religious freedom concern in addition to the obvious privacy issues. Andrea’s religious objection derives from biblical teachings that equate accepting a personalized code – as a sign of submission to government authority and as a means of obtaining certain privileges from a secular ruling authority – with a form of idolatry or submission to a false god,” Rutherford reported.

Her attorneys previously said the school’s plan essentially put the student in an “electronic concentration camp.”

After her refusal to wear the tracking chip, Hernandez was warned in a letter that there would “be consequences.” Following through on its threats, the district sent Hernandez a letter informing her she would expelled effective Nov. 26.

Hernandez has drawn national attention to the district’s policy. Because of this, Whitehead said, the district is singling her out for punishment. Hernandez is not the only student who has refused to wear the chip. However, she is the only one to face expulsion.

“She has become a thorn in their side and has been singled out,” Whitehead said. “The easiest way to solve the problem of a thorn is to remove it. I have been working on these types of cases for over 40 years, and the government either tries to sweep these problems under the rug or remove the person causing the problem.”

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9 Responses

  1. IamHim says:

    Im glad shes standing up for herself and her parents are backing her.

    @ Rudy doesnt your gospels say there are many antichrists? Why do christians switch back and forth from many to one?

  2. Rudy ! says:

    hahaha !!! That is not yet the Mark of the beast !!! Silly Americans !!!

    The Mark of the beast will be embedded in/under the skin (right hand/front head) but later when the spirit of God will have disappered from earth (together with the truthful ones). This will be cumpulsary when anti-Christ will rule as God in Jerusalem.

    Read your book of Revelation.

  3. Dan says:

    Place that ID between two 1/4 inch steel plates and smack it with a sledge hammer.

    • Rudy ! says:

      Dan, that would still work know. Later on (during the iron rule of anti-Christ), you will not be able to remove the Mark, which might be put in your skin through infrared rays or other technology. How would you remove a Mark made by rays ????!!! Impossibly !

  4. Booyah Slim says:

    Regarding the story of the family fighting to prevent their child from being micro-chipped…Good for them and I hope they win,there’s no logical reason for a school system or the government to “Chip” anyone at all.Several other States are scheduled for this crap too,along with yours and I hope common sense prevails for once.We don’t need to have forced surgery and be chipped or anything else for that matter…

  5. Jessica says:

    Good for her to stand up for her rights!

    As far as the report about the dad…”Why aren’t you going to do this, honey?” *Laugh* Was that the dad’s hypothetical response to what HE probably already brought her up to believe? Silly.

    Whether or not this has anything to do with a religious concept (Mark of the Beast) of control, it’s blanket surveillance that can easily be misused.

  6. It causes both the small and the great, the free and the slave and the rich and the poor to receive a mark in their right hand or forehead before they might buy or sell. Here is wisdom come in, it is a man’s number and it’s number is 666. The interpretation there of is this. The number 6 denotes an imperfect number and 666 adds emphasis on it..

  7. aj weishar says:

    So this whole issue is about money and absenteeism? Don’t schools hire “truant officers” to follow up on missing students? How much does the RFID technology cost in relation to adding more people to follow up on no show students? In addition, the chips do pose a security risk. Tech savvy killers and pedophiles can carry a sensor to locate students who are skipping school. These parents need to think this through and look at the risks.

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