Any thing can be called religious persecution if you claim that. What if you got a ticket for not having insurance card on you/in your car but went to court and claimed carrying the insurance card was a kin to being the devils helper what do you think would happen. How is this different?
These things are to record attendance at school only, I can't see where any rights have been violated. Does taking roll call violate any rights? What's the difference?
I don't buy the mark of the beast crap, that's just fanaticism.