Judge Rules In Favor Of Navy SEALs Seeking Religious Exemptions From Covid Vaccine

1/5/2022 6:32:00 AM

The narrow decision marks the first successful challenge to the Defense Department’s coronavirus vaccine mandate.

A federal judge ruled in favor of 35 Navy Seals who sued the Biden Administration over the military's vaccine mandate

The narrow decision marks the first successful challenge to the Defense Department’s coronavirus vaccine mandate.

Share to Linkedin Topline A federal judge in Texas on Monday ruled in favor of 35 U.that temporarily halted the U.Photo: Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A federal judge Monday that prevented the Department of Defense from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccination requirement and punishing a group of 35 Navy Seals who refused to get vaccinated and sued the federal government over the mandate.Department of Defense from punishing a group of Navy SEALs and other special forces members who refused COVID-19 vaccines on religious grounds.

S.Navy SEALs who sued the Biden Administration over the military’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, marking the first major successful challenge to the Department of Defense’s vaccine policy.Navy’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.PYEONGTAEK, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 29: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by United.troops if ultimately upheld..S..Bush, said the Navy had not granted a single religious exemption to the vaccine rule.

[+] States Forces Korea, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class John London receives a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Brian D.U.District Judge Reed O’Connor upheld the Navy Seals' lawsuit and filed the injunction on religious freedom grounds, saying the service members had a right to refuse the vaccine because of their beliefs.Allgood Army Community Hospital, U.S.District Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas signed the injunction order after hearing testimony from several Navy SEALs in December as part of the group’s lawsuit.Army Garrison Humphreys on December 29, 2020 in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.United States Forces Korea (USFK) received the first shipment of Moderna's vaccine as Camp Humphreys was chosen by the U.“The Navy service members in this case seek to vindicate the very freedoms they have sacrificed so much to protect,” O’Connor wrote in the order.S.

S.government as one of four sites outside the continental U.There is no COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment.S.that will receive the initial vaccination.” The Navy implemented a mandate requiring all active-duty Navy service members to be fully vaccinated before Nov.(Photo by United States Forces Korea via Getty Images) United States Forces Korea via Getty Images Key Facts District Judge Reed O’Connor determined the Navy cannot disqualify the plaintiffs, or deem them permanently non-deployable, for refusing to be vaccinated against Covid-19 for religious reasons.Reuters.

The ruling cited the First Amendment and the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which prohibits government bodies from “substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability.While the Navy allows service members to apply for a religious exemption, O’Connor wrote in his order that the exemption process “by all accounts, it is theater.” O’Connor called the Navy’s process for considering religious accommodations “theater,” and noted the service has not granted a religious exemption to any vaccine requirement in seven years.The ruling will only apply to the 35 plaintiffs, not the entirety of the military.17.The Navy did not immediately respond to Forbes’ request for comment.Crucial Quote “There is no COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment,” the ruling stated.Those seeking religious accommodations are part of the 0.

“There is no military exclusion from our Constitution.” Key Background.Those who object to receiving the vaccine are Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant branches of Christianity.

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There’s very very few religions that actually have in their doctrine anything that would forbid vaccines. The only 2 I can think of are Church of Christ Scientists and the Dutch Reformed. Both of which also discourage a wide array of medical procedures.

U.S. judge in Fort Worth blocks vaccine mandate for Navy SEALs in lawsuit against Biden'The COVID-19 pandemic provides the government no license to abrogate those freedoms. There is no COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment. There is no military exclusion from our Constitution.” Service members get a ton of vaccines upon entry into boot camp than any civilian does and they aren't optional, so why should this be any different? Nothing but the right making a pandemic political and prolonging it in the process. Ol Eddie Gallagher

Federal judge blocks Pentagon from punishing Navy Seals who refused vaccineA federal judge issued a preliminary injunction that prevented the Department of Defense from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccination requirement and punishing a group of 35 Navy Seals who refused to get vaccinated. Their religion was OK with the 15 or so other vaccinations they've had, but not covid vaccine. One judge can over our Defense Department? Wow. That is power 35 Navy Seals who are utterly unfit to serve.

U.S. judge blocks punishment of Navy SEALs who refused vaccineFederal judge bars U.S. Department of Defense from punishing a group of Navy SEALs and other special forces members who refused Covid vaccines on religious grounds. Well so now the army don’t even have to listen wow And all of these guys are most probably vaccinated against polio Is digging graves against their religion? If not, they'll be of service somewhere they're needed.

U.S. judge blocks Pentagon from punishing Navy SEALs who refused COVID-19 vaccineA federal judge on Monday barred the U.S. Department of Defense from punishing a group of Navy SEALs and other special forces members who refused COVID-19 vaccines on religious grounds. This is ridiculous. How can they be ready to to serve if they can become sick so easily? Both side of the media is being controlled by the same party and the goal is to push the audience to far right or far left so they can not see the truth. Wow.... so a judge is gonna step into the chain of command?

Texas Judge Blocks Pentagon From Punishing Navy Sailors Who Decline COVID ShotsA federal judge in Texas has blocked the Department of Defense from punishing dozens of Navy soldiers who refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Let's Go Brandon!! figures...it is Texas after all. What a disgrace. Damn the communist don’t dictate everything,, that’s surprising

Texas Judge Blocks Navy From Acting Against 35 COVID Vaccine RefusersA federal judge in Texas has granted a preliminary injunction stopping the Navy from acting against 35 sailors for refusing on religious grounds to comply with an order to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Military courts have exclusive authority over military crimes. Some examples of military crimes include: mutiny. sedition. failure to obey an order, and. insubordinate conduct. Their refusal to obey an order to get vaccinated falls within SecDef ‘s authority not civil court. Of course the TEXAS Judge did because he is acting as on politics rather than medical. AND those USN knew exactly that they needed vaccinated when they joined in Texas cant eliminate itself from a FederalLaw - duh! Unless Texas isnt part of the USA anymore. What a bunch of NumNuts