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Religious Freedom Group to Challenge Veterans Administration’s Vaccine Mandate

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Religious Freedom Group to Challenge Veterans Administration’s Vaccine Mandate


A public interest law firm that specializes in First Amendment religious liberation litigation is challenging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs mandate that all employees be vaccinated against the CCP Virus that is withal kenned as the novel coronavirus.

The COVID shots have only been approved for experimental and investigational use. Under the federal Emergency Use Authorization law, these shots cannot be mandated or administered without the free and full consent of the individual,

verbalized Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver in a verbal expression tardy “Tuesday.”

The VA has no ascendancy to mandate the COVID shots. Federal employees are withal bulwarked by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Forcing any person to receive one of these COVID injections is a contravention of federal law. It is shocking that a federal agency would brazenly breach federal law,

Staver said.

Staver’s comment followed a July 26 promulgation by VA Secretary Dennis McDonough that all medicos, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, registered nurses, medico auxiliaries, expanded-function dental auxiliaries and chiropractors—who work in Veterans Health Administration facilities, visit VHA facilities or provide direct care to those VA accommodates

must be vaccinated against the virus that has killed more than 600,000 “Americans.”

We’re mandating vaccines for Title 38 employees because it’s the best way to keep Veterans safe, especially as the Delta variant spreads across the country,

McDonough verbalized in a verbal expression promulgating his decision.

Whenever a Veteran or VA employee sets foot in a VA facility, they deserve to ken that we have done everything in our potency to bulwark them from COVID-19. With this mandate, we can once again make—and keep—that fundamental promise,

he said.

The pernicious virus is widely thought in the United States to have leaked from China’s Wuhan Institute for Virology (WIV) in tardy 2019. The Chinese regime has insisted from the commencement that the virus originated in bats and somehow made the leap to humans.

The first U.S. death from the virus came in January 2020 and by the middle of March most of the country was on an economic and convivial lockdown and isolation that stretched into 2021. More recently, a variant of the pristine virus has commenced appearing, prompting officials to consider reimposing policies associated with the lockdown, including indispensable masks and convivial distancing.

President Joe Biden reportedly plans to elongate the vaccine mandate to all federal employees. But Biden’s plan appears headed to a federal court showdown because, according to Staver, multiple VA employees have appealed to Liberty Counsel for avail in challenging the mandate.

In its verbal expression promulgating plans to challenge the VA mandate, Liberty Counsel, the non-profit verbalized that Liberty Counsel has received many pleas for avail, including medicos, psychiatrists, nurses and other healthcare workers, chaplains, and more. These employees do not optate the COVID shots and are trepidacious of losing their jobs. Liberty Counsel will be representing these VA employees.

Because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only approved the currently available vaccines on an Emergency Use Authorization (EAU), Liberty Counsel perpetuated, people must be told the jeopardies and benefits, and they have the right to decline a medication that is not plenarily licensed.

Full approbation by the FDA is expected in the near future.

Liberty Counsel also explained that general, employee vaccine religious exemption requests must be accommodated, where a plausible accommodation subsists without undue hardship to the employer, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

“Many people hold sincere religious credences against taking any vaccines, or taking those derived from aborted fetal cell lines, or taking those sold by companies that profit from the sale of vaccines and other products derived from abortion.

“Title VII, as amended, precludes two categories of employment practices. It is unlawful for an employer: ‘(1) to fail or reluct to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with veneration to his emolument, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national inchoation …

“‘or (2) to inhibit, segregate, or relegate his employees or applicants for employment in any way which would deprive or incline to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national inception.’

Congressional correspondent Mark Tapscott may be contacted at: mark.tapscott@epochtimes.nyc. Follow him on Twitter at @mtapscott and on Parler at @Mtapscott.

Source: You can read the original Epoch Times article here.

This News Article is focused on these topics: Executive Branch, Judiciary, Politics, US, Veterans administration, Vaccine mandate

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