Paranoid Parents Fear School Cafeteria Scanner Will Leave Children With 'Mark of the Devil' (VIDEO)

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Palm ScanningLet me start by saying that I, undoubtedly, have plenty of crazy parenting fears (ask me how I feel about balloons), and I don't claim to be rational in all of my parenting  decisions. I still, however, can't find even an iota of understanding for some Louisiana parents who are up in arms about their children's elementary school using a hand scanner in the school cafeteria because they fear it is an instrument of the devil. I wish I was kidding. 

According to KPLC, when parents of Moss Bluff Elementary School received a letter letting them know about the new  Palm Vein Scanner, designed to help their kids move through the lunch line more quickly, they were not happy about the improvement. Instead they were "disappointed" and "very very mad." And not because of the cost of the technology or because they feared it emitted cancer-causing rays, but rather because they fear its evil power.

While the school says it's optional, and kids still can eat lunch without getting scanned, some parents, like Mamie Sonier, are so upset they don't even want their children in the same building with the device. She says she'll likely be transferring them out of the damned (literally) place. She explained her reason to the station saying:

As a Christian, I've read the Bible, you know go to church and stuff. I know where it's going to end up coming to, the mark of the beast. I'm not going to let my kids have that.

She's dead serious, and she's not alone -- plenty of other parents reportedly feel the same way she does. Forget the threat of the mystery meat, it's the mark of the beast (a Biblical reference to a demonic symbol) your kid now needs to fear at noontime!

I typically try to respect all religious beliefs that don't harm anyone else, but ... are effing kidding me? I just can't believe these parents actually think this is a real threat that's manifesting itself in the school cafeteria. It's truly baffling, and I wonder how their children are affected by such extreme views.

Of course, they're their children, and we do have religious freedom in this country. But this, this is just so far beyond rational, it seems almost dangerous.

KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

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curio... curious1145

I'm really confused. What does this have to do with the devil? I would just be worried (probably needlessly) about cancer-causing rays.

ImaSo... ImaSoulMom

A palm vein scanner is pretty wierd. Why not scan their little i.d. cards?

onefo... onefootcutiepie

what the hell is a palm vein scanner? I would not be comfortable with that either...

worms... wormspoop

Just a closer step to us all getting RFID tags implanted under our skin. I would want to know what kind of info it stored about the child and who could gain access to that info. I believe in a lot of "conspiracies" and could go on a long rant but I just got off work and don't feel like. But I would have to agree with the parents on this one and say no (not for the same reason).

cmjaz cmjaz

I would tell the school 'no' as well. But not for that reason. Wtf do they need a palm vein scanner for? I'll go look that up.

nonmember avatar Gretta

Uhm. I would say no. What in the world?

cmjaz cmjaz

A Palm Vein scanner 'maps' the veins under the skin of the palm. Its used for 'biometric recognition/identification'. thanks. Btw it costs anywhere from $400 to $800. Some are even $1400. And the parents are the 'crazy' ones???

Belkys87 Belkys87

Humm according to this the device is design to help kids move more quickly in the lane !?!?!?! Really?? I dont see how this device would help acomplish that I wonder what the real purpose is?

And I would not be happy about my kid getting scanned either

vlk_2012 vlk_2012

Whaaat? Stick to the ID cards. Way easier, way cheaper, and if a kid loses one, make them buy another. That'll pay for the plastic, lanyards and machine on its own!

kisse... kisses5050

 It is due to a belief by many religous people that this sort of thing prepares society for the "tyrannical mark of the beast", both because of its socialist nature as well as the conditioning it engenders for a Big Brother numbering system. ...  I would not rush right out and enroll my kid in this program and I am not "parnoid" the school also does not have my kids Social Security numbers recorded...they have a noterized note saying they were seen in thier file and then the field is blacked out.

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