During a recent "Todd Starnes Show" radio broadcast, investigative journalist Liz Wheeler revealed the contents of some documents she obtained from Navy sources that expose the Navy's plan to issue a blanket denial of requests for religious exemptions from the COVID injection mandate, in violation of Navy policy.
"There hasn't been a single religious exemption that's been approved in the United States Navy as far as I know," Wheeler stated. "I have not heard of a single request that has been approved."
"The Navy appears to be violating its own policy on its face," responds former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, who runs the Pray In Jesus Name project.
The Navy policy, he asserts, clearly states that religious exemptions to any mandate must be analyzed on a case-by-case basis.
"What the Navy is doing is issuing a blanket denial that is like a rubber stamp. It's a cookie-cutter denial, and they're applying it to every Navy sailor who applies for a religious exemption from the mandate," he reiterates.
So even if a sailor applies for a religious exemption based on his or her clear conscience requirements or his or her own particular denomination's viewpoint, the Navy will not even consider the request
"Zero exemptions have been granted for religious reasons that we can find," Klingenschmitt reports.