Service members still have religious freedom

Service members still have religious freedom

Service members still have religious freedom

An attorney for the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to defending religious liberty for all Americans explains why military service members are suing over President Biden's COVID shot mandate.

Texas-based First Liberty Institute is the firm behind the lawsuit for a group of military heroes who face dishonorable discharge, court martial, termination, and other disciplinary actions merely for submitting their religious exemption requests.

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First Liberty attorney Mike Berry recently told the "Fox & Friends" television program that his firm represents a large group of U.S. Navy Sea, Air, and Land (SEALs) teams, but there are tens of thousands of service members who have a "sincere religious objection to this vaccine," and they are being told they can submit an objection, but it will never get granted. And even if it does get granted, they are going to get kicked out.

Military service members have been expected to get shots for all kinds of things over the years, but Berry says this is a different situation.

"When you join the military, there are some freedoms that you give up a little bit, but you don't give up your religious freedom," he asserts. "There is more information available about the COVID vaccine and the potential negative side effects and the consequences that it could have. There's more and more information coming to light through investigations and other means that maybe we were being misled about the use of fetal stem cells in the COVID vaccine."

That, said Berry, is an issue for many service members.

"If you believe in life, and you are a pro-life person of faith, you absolutely don't want any part of that," said Berry. "You don't want to be putting something in your body that could have been developed or tested or produced using aborted fetal stem cells."