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  • Big legal win for Wright-Patterson Air Force members fighting vaccine mandate

    04/04/2022 3:44:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    WXIX ^ | Apr. 1, 2022 | Jennifer Edwards Baker
    A federal judge in Cincinnati granted a temporary order this week blocking Air Force action against 18 service members including 11 who currently or recently served at Wright-Patterson in Dayton who are fighting the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. A federal judge in Cincinnati is stopping Air Force action against 18 servicemembers fighting the COVID-19 vaccine including 11 who currently or recently served at Wright-Patterson in Dayton. The servicemembers sued earlier this year over the denial of religious accommodations for refusing shots. The First Amendment and Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) does, in fact, apply to the military, contrary to...
  • Has anyone gotten a religious exemption at a FAANG company for the jab?

    02/14/2022 3:44:13 PM PST · by uzumaki_naruto · 23 replies
    SELF ^ | Feb 14 2022 | SELF
    I got contacted by a FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google) recruiter. I know. They are evil companies and every single of them requires a jab. Has anyone working in FAANG companies gotten a religious exemption for the jab? For new hires, I imagine it's hard to get an accomodation.
  • Supreme Court Rejects NYC Teachers’ Religious Exemption Appeal Over Vax Mandate

    02/12/2022 6:55:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/12/22 | Jesse O’Neill
    The Supreme Court on Friday shot down an appeal from a group of New York City school teachers who sought to block a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, arguing it violated their religious freedom.Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected the emergency appeal on Friday, the same day as the deadline for city employees to comply with the mandate or face losing their jobs.Sotomayor did not offer an explanation, which is the court’s usual procedure.The appeal was filed Tuesday by 15 Department of Education workers, who claimed the city was violating their religious freedoms by not accepting their exemption claims.The city requires that religious exemption...
  • Biden Administration Making Lists of Religious Vaccine Objectors

    01/13/2022 7:07:51 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 01/13/21 | Sarah Parshall Perry & GianCarlo Canaparo
    A tiny administrative agency in the District of Columbia announced a new policy Tuesday that will likely serve as a model for a whole-of-government push to assemble lists of Americans who object on religious grounds to a COVID-19 vaccine.The Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia—a federal independent entity that assists officers in the District of Columbia courts in formulating release recommendations and providing supervision and services to defendants awaiting trial—announced a new records system that will store the names and “personal religious information” of all employees who make “religious accommodation requests for religious exception from the federally mandated...
  • Along with coins this Christmas, Salvation Army wants white donors to offer a "sincere apology" for their racism

    11/24/2021 10:13:00 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 347 replies
    The Salvation Army wants its white donors to give it more than just money this Christmas season. Its leadership is also demanding they apologize for being racist. It's part of a push by the Christian charitable organization to embrace the ideas of Black Lives Matter, an activist group working to, among other things, "dismantle white privilege" and "disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure." The Salvation Army's Alexandria-based leadership has created an "International Social Justice Commission" which has developed and released a "resource" to educate its white donors, volunteers and employees called Let's Talk about Racism. It asserts Christianity is institutionally...
  • Traditional Nuns in Pennsylvania Will ‘Stand Up and Fight’ Vatican’s Attack on Contemplative Life

    11/23/2021 6:34:03 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/23/21 | Maike Hickson
    These holy women need the fierce protection and ongoing support of Catholic laity in the face of a coordinated onslaught by this papacy to undermine, secularize, and monetize this cloistered order.'FAIRFIELD, Pennsylvania (LifeSiteNews) — A community of traditional nuns have rejected Vatican instructions aimed at undermining their contemplative way of life. Catherine Bauer, the official spokeswoman for the traditional Carmelite nuns of Fairfield, Pennsylvania, has given an interview to Catholic World Report explaining the situation of these nuns in the wake of a recent apostolic visitation that took place at the end of September. She described the changes being demanded...
  • Help needed with Religious Exemption prep!

    11/02/2021 4:06:47 PM PDT · by alligator · 63 replies
    Help needed with Religious Exemption prep!My company came out with a vax mandate and I have filed for a religious exemption. My initial request had the following statements... I received a message today that they want to have an interactive discussion about my request... The focus of the discussion is to learn more about your religious beliefs and restrictions, and discuss potential accommodations.I am a little nervous as to what they might ask, how I might respond, etc. I don't want to lose my chance at an exemption by fumbling my responses. Any guidance and resources would be appreciated. Below...
  • Advice in Answering Religious Accomodation Questions for COVID vaccines

    10/31/2021 7:38:34 PM PDT · by uzumaki_naruto · 61 replies
    SELF ^ | Oct 31 2021 | Uzumaki Naruto
    I have been reading about the types of questions for those who applied for religious exemptions for the COVID vaccine. Here is a list Please describe whether, as an adult, you have received any vaccines against any other diseases (such as a flu vaccine or a tetanus vaccine) and, if so, what vaccine you most recently received and when, to the best of your recollection. 2. If you do not have a religious objection to the use of all vaccines, please explain why your objection is limited to certain vaccines. 3. If there are any other medicines or products that...
  • Advice - Fed Contractor - Religious Exemption

    10/23/2021 7:11:33 AM PDT · by uzumaki_naruto · 57 replies
    SELF ^ | OCT 23, 2021 | SELF
    Finally, our work, allegedly a fed contractor, has given us forms for the exemptions from the COVID jab. There is one question: Are there any reasonable accommodations of which you are aware that would enable you to perform your job duties on-site, if required, without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of the employee or others? If so,please specify the reasonable accommodation and why you believe it will be effective: I said I could * wear mask * social distance * stay inside my office with door closed * take zoom calls for meetings and not be...
  • Religious Exemption to the Jab

    10/06/2021 10:47:10 AM PDT · by uzumaki_naruto · 139 replies
    SELF ^ | Oct 7, 2021 | SELF
    I have to go the religious exemption route to avoid the jab. Going with the aborted fetal cell arguments works with J&J but Pfizer and Moderna do not use aborted fetal cells but their technology does. It seems to be pretty weak argument to me. Any ideas? Thanks.
  • As Christian Cold War Heats Up, The Faithful Are Equipping For Battle

    10/04/2021 10:22:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | October 4, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    The Christian cold war will mean an increase in church splits, takeovers, and other power struggles as people choose sides on existential questions, including theology.Along with the rest of the country, American Christianity is in the middle of a cold war. As this war heats up, it will mean church splits, takeovers, fights over denominational resources, and other power struggles as the Donald Trump era has increasingly brought clarity and pushed people to choose sides on existential questions.The Southern Baptist Convention, the United States’ largest Protestant denomination, is one key example of this dynamic affecting American Christianity as a whole....
  • United Airlines warns of unpaid leave for staff given religious vaccine exemptions

    09/08/2021 4:16:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 9/08/21 | Joseph Choi
    United Airlines told its staff on Wednesday that those who are granted religious exemptions from getting vaccinated against the coronavirus will be placed on a temporary unpaid leave, CNBC reported. In August, United became the first major U.S. airline to issue a vaccine mandate for its employees. Employees were given until five weeks after the Pfizer vaccine was granted full approval or until Oct. 25 to present proof of being fully vaccinated. As the Food and Drug Administration granted the Pfizer vaccine full approval on Aug. 23, employees will have until Sept. 27 to get fully vaccinated. "We have no...
  • The ShOT; Sample Exemption Request...

    My Son Samuel, is an attorney and for friends, has written the following request for exemption, to use in work situations. I can’t guarantee it will work, but he puts the issues well and succinct. I asked for permission to post this and he granted it… To whom it may concern: I am writing to notify you of my religious and philosophical objections to the COVID-19 vaccine, and to request a reasonable accommodation and exemption on the basis of those objections. As a Christian, I believe that all life is sacred and bears the image of God. Consequently, I believe...
  • Michael Moore Compares Christian Conservatives to the Taliban: ‘They’re Religious Nuts’

    08/20/2021 8:57:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/20/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Far-left documentary filmmaker Michael Moore compared Christian conservatives to the Taliban, likening oppressive Islamic law to “how a lot of Southern Baptists want it to be” in America and classifying both Christians and the members of the jihadist organization as “religious nuts.” “They’re religious nuts, but we’ve got those here too,” Moore said in an interview with Variety, caveating his concerns of the Taliban stripping away the rights of women by asserting that the U.S. also has issues with religious fundamentalists.
  • Don't HATE the Hypocrite!

    08/17/2021 2:03:43 PM PDT · by rebuildus · 24 replies
    Old School ^ | 8/17/21 | Patrick Rooney
    My mother was a hypocrite. She wasn’t a bad person. God knows she did her best with what she was given, but nevertheless, she was a hypocrite. I harbored hatred in my heart toward her because of that, and displayed it in my speech and actions. To this day, I still see that I am not yet over my hatred for hypocrites. It appears I’ve transferred my hatred of my mother to hypocrites I see and know. I say it knowing full well that no grown man should hate his mother or hate anyone, for that matter. I’m certainly not...
  • ‘This is a battle between Our Lord and the devil’: Doctor-nun slams forced vaccines, communism

    08/05/2021 3:51:32 PM PDT · by fidelis · 40 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 5, 2021 | Ashley Sadler
    WASHINGTON D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — Religious sister, general surgeon, and U.S. Army veteran Sister Deirde Byrne, M.D. took the nation by storm last year when she appeared at the Republican National Convention in full religious habit to give a stirring pro-life address while wielding her weapon: the rosary. Now Byrne’s message for America is to pray and remain in a state of grace in the face of experimental COVID-19 vaccine mandates and a government she fears is headed toward communism. “This battle is not between the right and the left, it’s not between conservatives and liberals or Republicans and Democrats,” the...
  • FIRST AMENDMENT: Court Strikes Down Nevada’s Covid Church Attendance Limits

    12/15/2020 3:36:58 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    Hill Faith ^ | December 15, 2020 | Mark Tapscott
    More fruit harvested today from the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn as the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom wins in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. From the decision today against Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s clearly discriminatory anti-Covid regulations that penalized churches with severe attendance limits while leaving casinos essentially free to operate with no such considerations: “The Supreme Court’s decision in Roman Catholic Diocese compels us to reverse the district court. Just like the New York restrictions, the Directive treats numerous secular activities and entities significantly better than religious worship services. “Casinos, bowling alleys, retail...
  • Fauci on SCOTUS Ruling on Religious Gatherings: ‘Considerable Risk’ for Coronavirus Spread

    11/29/2020 9:17:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/29/2020 | Pam Key
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that the Supreme Court ruling that religious gatherings cannot be restricted in New York State was a “considerable risk for acquisition and spread” of the coronavirus pandemic. Guest host Martha Raddatz said, “The Supreme Court struck down New York’s COVID restrictions on religious gatherings in the state. How concerned are you about legal challenges to pandemic restrictions going forward?
  • Religion under Communism

    08/01/2020 10:36:42 AM PDT · by Bogle · 4 replies
    Communism at "Peace" ^ | June 1, 2019
    COMMUNISM vs. RELIGION 47,000 dead..................Cambodian Budhists (9) 13,000 imprisoned.........Czech priests / relegious (10) 7,000 imprisoned...........Mozambican Jehovah's Witnesses (11) 100,000 imprisoned........North Korean Christians (12) 2,100 imprisoned............Polish priests & Jehovah's Witnesses (13) 400 dead........................ Romanian Christians (14) MOREOVER, CHRISTIANS SUFFERED THE FOLLOWING IN ROMANIAN PRISONS: --In a "baptism of immersion," inmates' heads were plunged into buckets of urine and feces while guards chanted baptismal rites. Near the point of drowning, the Christian's head was let up for air and then plunged back into the sewage (65). --Christians were forced to swallow fecal matter as a symbol of holy communion (66). --Christians were...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Athletes Kneeling During National Anthem Akin to Kneeling at ‘Religious Services’

    07/27/2020 12:16:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/27/2020 | Pam Key
    Monday on ABC’s “The View,” former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) compared athletes kneeling during the national anthem in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement to congregants kneeling at religious services. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, “We were talking earlier in the show about athletes taking a knee, and someone told me you had a change of heart on this. What did they mean?