Black Enterprise covers MRFF: “Religious Exempters Vindicated By Ruling in COVID-19 Mandate Case” — Florida judge awards $1.8M to fundamentalist Christian legal organization Liberty Counsel

Published On: October 12, 2023|Categories: Top News|5 Comments|
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A Florida judge has awarded the fundamentalist Christian legal organization Liberty Counsel, which represented a group of Navy Seals who objected to the military’s COVID vaccine mandate on so-called “religious” grounds, a judgment of $1.8 million.

Article says of the military’s “new interpretation” of religious freedom:

Groups like the Trump-friendly First Liberty met this expansion with glee, calling it a “great victory for America’s brave service members.” In contrast, others, like Military Religious Freedom Foundation founder and president Mikey Weinstein, described it as something that could potentially “obliterate the wall of separation between church and state in our military.”

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  1. Grey One Talks Sass October 13, 2023 at 2:37 am

    Of course Liberty First has their grubby fingers all over this.

    It was my understanding that because the COVID vaccine ingredients were items already ingested in other products that the soldiers specific objection to the COVID vax was moot. But let’s be real – lack of facts never prevented Liberty First from taking a case to the Supreme Court.

    I am positive Liberty First shopped the lawsuit around until they found standing in Florida – the one state where LF could find a sympathetic judge. Why am I so certain? Oh, it’s what they do. Example – that case LF won for the online wedding planner who’d never been asked by a gay couple to plan their wedding, lied about the supposed star witness (not only wasn’t he gay he was already married to a woman), and won the case based on those lies. Honestly I thought the Supremes had a higher standard of proof but then again, our current Supreme Court has been exposed as having ethical loopholes for billionaires.

    I’ve learned the hard way that telling lies for Jesus by Christian nationalists is an acceptable and necessary means to an end (theocracy where they are in charge for the rest of time). If only there was some book with guidelines about ethics that the Christian nationalists could consult – a short list of ten or so items if you will of what to do or not do. So helpful, amirite?

  2. MichaelJesusWeinstein November 3, 2023 at 12:32 pm

    “It was my understanding that because the COVID vaccine ingredients were items already ingested in other products that the soldiers specific objection to the COVID vax was moot”

    Guess you dont have a good understanding.

  3. Grey One Talks Sass November 9, 2023 at 6:57 am

    “MichaelJesusWeinstein”, oh, I understand plenty. I understand the Navy Seals lawsuit wasn’t because of ingredients used.

    I also understand the only reason the fragile snowflakes** objected specifically to the COVID vaccine specifically is due to pressure from the anti-vax crowd (FOX, Christian nationalist churches, NewsMax). Well that and their five minutes of fame in the Christian nationalist bubble. Never underestimate the power of the spotlight.

    When our military needs to be prepared our soldiers can’t depend on the mate next to them because there is no unity, no solidarity, and no guarantee the soldier next door won’t give you the plague. Yeah, battle ready, you betcha.

    But yeah… I don’t understand.

    **Yes, I’m calling the specific Navy Seals from the lawsuit snowflakes. If they really had an issue with vaccines they would have raised that point when they were in BASIC TRAINING and not after they’d gone through multiple years of specialized instruction. This is an objection of opportunity, nothing more.

  4. MichaelJesusWeinstein November 22, 2023 at 5:27 pm

    Big difference between experimental vaccine using mrna technology and agreeing to a seasonal flu shot. You dont know shit.

  5. Grey One Talks Sass November 23, 2023 at 9:17 am

    Bwahahaaaa MichaelJesusWeinstein. Oh my you make me laugh with your ignorant statements. Remind me of a couple of toddlers I once knew. So very certain, so very wrong. Difference is they grew up and did better when they knew better. You, MichaelJesusWeinstein, will never do better because you refuse to learn better.

    At any rate you are an honored opponent and I wish you a Happy holiday today. May your day be filled with feasts and loved ones.

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