People are forced to take an implant or get killed. They're imprisoned (and tortured) for a few weeks they must decide whether take implant or get their head chopped off and other prisoners must watch it, basically a decision between Jesus or implant mind control.
Two friends stole a car and got caught. An ex-policeman tried to free his marked woman, got tortured and agreed to kill a religious leader. He and one of the friend got killed and the remaining friend (storyteller) made wrong decision and took the implant.