Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Teacher Claims Fingerprinting Is The Mark of the Beast"

Odd News:

"Teacher Claims Fingerprinting Is The Mark of the Beast"

A 22-year veteran kindergarten teacher in the Texas Bible Belt could lose her job for refusing, on religious grounds, to give fingerprints under a state law requiring them.

The evangelical Christian, Pam McLaurin, is fighting a looming suspension, claiming that fingerprinting amounts to the “Mark of the Beast,” and hence is a violation of her First Amendment right to practice her religion.

Her attorney, Scott Skelton, said his client believes that the computerized fingerprinting, in which her fingerprints will be stored in a database, is the mark addressed in Revelation. The teacher does not believe that it is merely coincidence that Revelation says only those with the ‘mark on his forehead or on his hand’ will be able to buy or sell, since only those teachers who comply with fingerprinting requirements will keep their jobs, he said.

“This law prohibits the free exercise of her religion,” Skelton said in a telephone interview.

OBVIOUS Song of the Day:
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

(I do not own this news story,song or video,only the idea of putting them together)


Jonathan said...

Reading the story I was thinking 'anything Iron Maiden' or Skatenigs: Ranch Apacalypse (Dividian Heaven is a hell of a place to be)

Also, The Rolling Stones: Their Santanic Majesties Request. But that would be 'Odd News Album of the Day'

Jonathan said...

Happiness in Slavery comes to mind as well