This looks to be good policy news:
On Wednesday, Virginia’s House of Delegates passed a bill that forbids companies from forcing their employees to be implanted with tracking devices, a move likely to be applauded by civil libertarians.
The sponsor of the bill has another reason for wanting it passed, though…
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.
“My understanding — I’m not a theologian — but there’s a prophecy in the Bible that says you’ll have to receive a mark, or you can neither buy nor sell things in end times,” Cole said. “Some people think these computer chips might be that mark.”
At least Del. Charles W. Carrico Sr. (R-Grayson) has the balls to say that Cole is just absurd:
“As a Christian, I believe there is a time that Christ will come back to receive his people home, and that’s just the basis of what the Bible shows, and that there will be an antichrist that arises during that time, and those that remain, to buy or sell anything, they will have to take on this mark,” Carrico said. “I don’t know that it’s a microchip.”
Virginians, are they this crazy when you elect them or do they just keep their mouths shut during the entire campaign season?
(Thanks to Indy for the link)