On November 27, 2013, the popular website SteveQuayle.com published a letter received from reader “D”:
I’ve been following your website and Alerts for a while and just thought
I’d throw something into the mix for any who are interested. My family has been attending a fairly large church (6,000+ members) in Livermore, CA for the past 7 years. Last year the church started heavily promoting their member[s] to attend small groups or “life groups” which are hosted in member’s homes. About 4 months ago my family started hosting a bible study with some measured success and budding relationships among the members. Last week, out of the blue, I received an email from a church administrator telling me that the church is requiring all group leaders to register with LifeScan registry – a database maintained by the FBI. This new requirement is ostensibly to “Maintain a safe environment for members of the church” It seems now the churches are complicit in building a data base of Christian leaders. It’s one thing to read about it but it’s quite another thing when I am confronted with this sort of things personally. Kinda brings it home. I’d be happy to attach or submit the original email I received if you are interested.
God bless you and your ministry.
Sincerely.D. PLEASANTON, CALIF
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS IN COMMUNIST CHINA, WHERE ALL HOME CHURCHES AND CHRISTIANS HAVE TO BE REGISTERED-IF THIS DOESNT MAKE YOU FURIOUS YOU ARE A WALKING DEAD PERSON-AKA -ZOMBIE-THIS ADMINISTRATOR IS A TRAITOR TO HIS FLOCK!
So what is a LifeScan registry?
From my search on the net, LifeScan can mean LifeScan, Inc. – a Johnson & Johnson company that manufactures and markets Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems like the OneTouch Ultra family for diabetics.
Why would the FBI monitor diabetics? That can’t be what “D” meant by a “LifeScan registry — a database maintained by the FBI.”
Another meaning of LifeScan better fits what “D” meant by a LifeScan registry maintained by the FBI. It’s an inkless electronic type of fingerprinting.
The following is from the website Absolute Identity Solutions, ”an American Indian owned and operated company” that provides “provide background and identity services to Tribes, Tribal Communities, Tribal Organizations and surrounding communities”:
Absolute Identity Solutions offers LiveScan fingerprinting for non-criminal purposes, such as obtaining a state license, certification, employment applications, volunteering at a local not-for-profit agency, personal record review, police clearance certificates and immigrations and citizenship applications. We offer walk-in service as well as Mobile LiveScan services. […]
LiveScan is inkless electronic fingerprinting. The fingerprints are electronically transmitted to the Department of Justice for completion of a criminal record search. The LiveScan technology replaces the process of recording fingerprint patterns through a rolling process using ink. Digitizing the fingerprint images enables them to be transmitted electronically to the Dept. of Justice in a matter of seconds, instead of the days required to send hard copy fingerprint cards through the mail.
In other words, mega churches like the one that “D” attends in Livermore, CA, now require leaders of Bible home-study groups to register their fingerprints with the FBI.
One must ask: “Why?”
My advice to “D” is to detach your group from your church and form your own independent private Bible study group. May God be with you.
H/t FOTM’s swampgirl7
Dr. Eowyn is the Editor of Fellowship of the Minds.