AG Paxton joins Amicus brief to protect religious freedom of U.S. service members against Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate

Attorney General Paxton has joined a Mississippi-led amicus brief before the New Orleans-based United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to prevent US service members from being forced to take a vaccine that goes against their religious beliefs.

The Biden administration’s reluctance to allow religious exemptions is not only a flagrant violation of the Constitution, but the policy is also having dire effects on military morale, recruiting and combat readiness. The policy has come under scrutiny from the judiciary.

“In this very low risk environment for the military, the Navy has approved almost no religious exemptions. Only 43 requests for religious accommodation have been approved and 4,235 requests are still pending. The 43 conditional approvals have occurred well after this case began and after the 100% denial rate was announced at all three levels of federal justice,” the brief reads.

Current Biden administration policy has placed America’s heroes – men and women who voluntarily put their lives on the line for this country – in the impossible position of being forced to choose between serving the country they love or violating it. the core religious values ​​they hold dear. Worse, the Biden administration did this to promote its political agenda, not to protect public health.

The brief continues, “When considered in its broader response to the pandemic, the rate of denial takes on a different twist. He supports the view that the administration is again making political judgments rather than making sound health decisions. Amici states speak from experience to conclude that the administration’s near-broad refusal to grant religious exemptions is not credible and that its refusal in this case is not entitled to deference.

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