Judge Blocks Pentagon from Punishing SEALs Who Refused Jab

The Biden administration and Department of Defense were just dealt a crushing blow by the legal system.

The Pentagon is in the midst of a purge for all service members who have refused to take the jab.

That is now put on hold, however, at least as far as the Navy SEALs are concerned.

Not So Fast

Almost three dozen Navy SEALs have applied for a religious exemption for the vaccine.

To this point, not a single religious exemption has been granted to any service members.

That absolutely played a role in how this case fell.

US District Judge Reed O’Connor, a Bush appointee, specifically cited the fact that no religious exemptions have been awarded to this point.

O’Connor wrote, “The Navy service​ ​members in this case seek to vindicate the very freedoms they have sacrificed so much to protect.

“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.”

The lawsuit, which resulted in a preliminary injunction that will stop any punishment, at least temporarily, being handed down to the SEALs, was filed by the First Liberty Institute on behalf of the service members.

Mike Berry, the institute’s general counsel, stated, “Forcing a service member to choose between their faith and serving their country is abhorrent to the Constitution and America’s values.”

He continued, “Punishing SEALs for simply asking for a religious accommodation is purely vindictive and punitive.

“We’re pleased that the court has acted to protect our brave warriors before more damage is done to our national security​.” ​

This policy is just flat-out dangerous, especially when considering how devastating a blow this could deal to our special forces units.

Hopefully, this is not just a temporary halt. I would actually like to see it extended to all service members.

Do you think it is right that the Pentagon is declining EVERY religious exemption application?

Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

Source: New York Post

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18 Responses

  1. The jab is not FDA approved, there is the first reason nit to follow the orders and yes they should be as every American to make their own choice on that base alone. Religious reasons are OK for all the illegals and Afghans Biden brought in this country,?why can’t citizens do the same and so another reason the Pentagon shouldn’t be following these orders. 3rd, it’s illegal for Biden to mandate this Jab because it’s not FDA approved .

  2. 1. The Federal Government has no power to enforce any kind of mandate’s, weather it be masks and or so call vaccine’s. To have a true vaccine can take anywhere from twenty to forty years to get it right.
    By trying to force mandate’s on the people of America is nothing but Communist and this We The People will not tolerate from this Deranged Biden-Harris Administration.
    Why have they not already been Impeached and Court Marital????
    They have literally broken every one of America’s Laws, and by doing so, have placed America and it’s People in very dangerous situation’s.

    1. I totally agree. About time someone stood up to the dangerous Biden, Harris Stupidity.
      Americans have had enough!!!
      Time for We the People to take back our country!!.
      God Bless America, Amen and Amen.

    2. I agree 100% and the JCOS starting with General Miley should be replaced with real patriots instead of the boot kickers currently in place. Miley should be investigated to determine if he did in fact tell his Chinese counterpart that if the U S was going to attack China he would give them advance notice.

  3. Communism never recognizes the value of religion. It is antithesis. This is why our U.S. Constitution has to be protected, and the Communist thrown out of office, or into jail, as the case may be!

  4. Leave our military alone! They fight for our. Oh try and we need them! It’s against our constitution to make us take a vaccine that we don’t want to take. I am fully vaccinated & boosted but everyone should have a choice not a mandate to get the shot! If you don’t take the shot you damn well shouldn’t lose your job!!! We can’t afford to lose any of our military or any business that has employees!

  5. Forcing anyone to take the vaccine is wrong. Having to show proof of being vaccinated is illegal. It’s called Heppa. That’s the people on the Hill aren’t required to take the shot nor those in the big house your such hypocrites. Americans are over your b s .Leave our military alone. We know the vaccine doesn’t work so back off.

  6. It sounds like the Pentagon’s in the Democrats’ pocket, just like the FBI, the media, the Federal Reserve, and too many judges, along with the DC Police. Nobody in Washington, DC is doing what they were elected/hired/appointed to do. So what do you have when the one at the top doesn’t know what day it is? You have a government that’s lost site of the “government BY the people” part, and are conspiring to bury it permanently!!

  7. Are not al members of the U.S. Military required to take a standard series of vaccinations in their boot camps, whih are entered into their military service records?
    Should be easy enough to determine who is sandbagging.

  8. Check out stew Peter’s show. Vaccine vials have different lot numbers the most deadly are for Americans and our children. They’ve been killing us for yrs with they’re fake food and fake drugs. When I say when have we had enough.jan 6th was nothing compared to parents finding out Fauci is purposely killing our children. Just kicking back waiting for Paul revere.

  9. if any military personnel dos not to get Vaccine and uses religious exemption to not get Vaccines. They should get they are fighting for all of our freedoms. Not just some.

  10. If the Mad Dr. ? Fauci and his death farming coworkers would stop playing around inside Pandora’s box / while managing to lose containment of COVID after altering its footprint to kill .
    Ever wonder why Democrats don’t want to know the origins of COVID 19 ?????
    LGB FJB , CNN ……..Democrats !

  11. There needs to be prosecutions of all Government elected and appointed officials violating oath of office, and any of USA Founding Documents. It should be a FELONY and subject them to jail time, heavy fines, and permanent banishment from being appointed or elected to Public Office… Legislation is necessary…

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