US District Judge Matthew McFarland granted a preliminary injunction Thursday to temporarily block the military from punishing 18 Air Force servicemembers who refused the deadly, experimental COVID shots on religious principles they hold in good conscience.
A federal judge in Cincinnati is stopping Air Force action against 18 servicemembers fighting the COVID-19 vaccine including 11 who currently or recently served at Wright-Patterson in Dayton.
The servicemembers sued earlier this year over the denial of religious accommodations for refusing shots.
The First Amendment and Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) does, in fact, apply to the military, contrary to the assertions of the Biden Justice Department, Judge Matthew McFarland wrote in Thursday’s temporary order.
“From the time our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and, later, the United States Constitution, United States citizens have been provided with the freedom to practice their religious beliefs as they deem fit,” the judge’s decision reads.
“Religious liberty was just as important to those who founded this nation as it is today.”
The attorney for the servicemembers, Chris Wiest, called the order “a victory for religious liberty.”
“We were thrilled with this decision and the opportunity to get to defend the constitutional rights of those who defend all of our constitutional rights.”
The preliminary injunction is not a final ruling, but a request to make this case a class action one is still pending.
Captain Ben Davis is also embroiled in a similar incident in Arkansas. He has an ongoing battle, but is confident that he will prevail. One day he is flying MQ-9 Reapers and other multi-million dollar planes with crews and the next he is put on a desk job and now threatened with court martial and removal.
The People of the united States are going to have to get some backbone soon and push this all back before it is too late.
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