Christian family refuses mandatory RFID chip at Texas school

Watch a lengthy, but thought-provoking interview with a San Antonio, Texas family who decided to say “no” to a school district that ordered their children to wear a radio frequency identification (RFID) badge. Students at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School will be mandated to wear the tags from today which will be used to track them on campus as well as when they enter and leave school.

Steve and Andrea Hernandez are refusing to allow their children to wear the RFID devices, on the basis of privacy rights and religious freedom.

The program cost $525,000 to implement, and another $136,000 to operate the program annually in just two pilot schools, according to Hernandez. KSN-TV has more on the story here.

You can visit to learn more about the dangers of RFID tracking. Experts Katherine Albrecht, Ed.D. and Liz McIntyre offer a host of useful information there.

RFID tags can be attached to ID badges, clothing, and other possessions. They have been implanted within pets, and could be implanted in humans, as well. The possibility of reading personal information without consent has raised privacy concerns, because the bearer cannot turn off an RFID chip. This leaves them open to hackers, sexual predators, and others who could access personal data without authorization.

If you care to dive deeper, you can read up on the history of RFID technology.


6 thoughts on “Christian family refuses mandatory RFID chip at Texas school

  1. Reblogged this on The Modern Cave Dweller and commented:
    Some things just should never be. Who decides that a school can implement such a plan? I can’t believe that the question is about the kids refusing to where these. Where is the civil outrage people? If ever you needed a reminder to be vigilant, this should get you going. While you’re thinking about it though, don’t get confused and blame the technology. People have chosen to violate your freedom!

  2. These things are gonna be everywhere watch out they are like insects. Pop on in a food product, inside a clothing garment. When its sold – relate the item id with the purchasers payment info – and now you know who owns it and you can track it. Real in wallet payment – and you then have all the buyers profile info. These things need to be illegal right now. And need to be clearly marked on products where they are installed. Legislation is needed right now. Already most US banks have stuck then inside the plastic of their credit cards.

    Wake up this is seriously not good for humanity. Within 10 years they will be implated in children at birth. And we know what that means.

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