I actually had several other more plausible candidates in mind, personally. Don't get me wrong, I'm not in favor of RFID chips, but it struck me as ironic that the rightwingers keep labeling liberals as 'unhinged' when they have such bright, shiny examples right in their own backyard.
Janet Folger, formerly the National Director of the Center for Reclaiming America and current President of Faith 2 Action, announces that she will not be voting for Tommy Thompson, primarily because he reportedly supports the use of implantable Radio Frequency Identification chips.
And that smacks too much of the Book of Revelations for Folger's liking:
He wants us all to be "chipped" with Radio Frequency Identification and sits on the board of the VeriChip Corp., a company currently talking to the Pentagon about inserting the grain-sized microchip into American citizens, beginning with our soldiers.
High-tech stuff like that you can find in the book of ... Revelation - written 2,000 years ago. Here's what I remember from Sunday School: In the end times, there's a one-world government and a good-looking charismatic leader who seems like a really great guy, except for the fact that he happens to be the Antichrist. He talks all about peace and requires that everyone take this mark in order to buy and sell. The upside of taking the mark: you get to buy and sell; the downside: you go to hell forever.
Folger, author of The Criminalization of Christianity, has a flair for dramatic rhetoric. As a featured speaker at the 2006 "War on Christians" conference, she stated that Christians have the right to remain silent in the face of persecution and hostility but "if you use your right to remain silent, those are the last words you'll hear before seeing the inside of a prison cell."
But even for an expert in hyperbole, Folger's insinuation that Thompson may be the anti-Christ, or at least on of his henchmen, is pretty remarkable.