Nothing to see here. Just your friendly government deep state types collecting lists of names of people who just won’t listen and are into all that oogedy-boogedy religious stuff that makes people… unruly.
In completely related news, The Justice Department is establishing a specialized unit focused on domestic terrorism.
You think that new department might want to get a look at that list? You think that might be a Stasi starter kit?
So you have the government creating a list of religious people with strong convictions and a mistrust of government? What could go wrong?
A federal agency debuted a new system on Tuesday designed to record and store the information of federal employees who requested religious exemptions from the Biden administration’s federal jab mandate.
According to a report by the Daily Signal, the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia, an independent federal agency designed to aid Washington D.C. courts, created the “Employee Religious Exception Request Information System” to track unvaccinated employees who ask for religious exemptions from President Joe Biden’s federal COVID-19 shot mandate.
The Federal Register describes the new system as the best way to keep track of “personal religious information” that is collected “in the context of a public health emergency or similar health and safety incident, such as a pandemic, epidemic, natural disaster or national or regional emergency and/or any other lawful collection of employee information or data that is necessary to ensure a safe and healthy environment for individuals.” Those with concerns about the system only have until Feb. 10 to offer any public comments.
The agency claims that the database will legally allow for the “collection, storing, dissemination, and disposal of employee religious exemption request information” for an indefinite period of time.
And indefinite period of time? Pssst. That means forever.
You getting nervous yet?