Supreme Court Cracks Down on Religious Liberty
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The Supreme Court refused to block a New York regulation that forces health care workers to get the China Virus vaccine without any religious exemptions.
Medical exemptions only – that’s the rule that went into effect in August.
If you want to be a doctor or a nurse – you must choose between your faith and your career.
Justices Sam Alito, Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch dissented.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul suggested during a church service that Christians who refuse to get the vaccine are theologically flawed.
She said God wants Americans to get vaccinated.
Justice Gorsuch condemned the ruling in a fiery dissent — calling it a grim story.
“We do all this even though the State’s executive decree clearly interferes with the free exercise of religion—and does so seemingly based on nothing more than fear and anger at those who harbor unpopular religious beliefs,” Gorsuch wrote.
“We allow the State to insist on the dismissal of thousands of medical workers—the very same individuals New York has depended on and praised for their service on the pandemic’s front lines over the last 21 months,” he continued. “To add insult to injury, we allow the State to deny these individuals unemployment benefits too. One can only hope today’s ruling will not be the final chapter in this grim story.”
As I said in the early days of the pandemic — the greater threat is not the virus – it’s the attack on our civil liberties.