This is one of the most significant winnings in the field of vaxxed vs. unvaxxed!
With this HUGE EIN, I feel that the unvaxxed are on a good way to be heard and respected.
And opinion still has a chance to strike in this crazy country headed on the path to strict communism.
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“Sixteen unvaccinated athletes won another round in their legal battle to play sports, despite Western Michigan University’s mandate that all of its inter-collegiate athletes get the COVID-19 vaccination shot,” the Epoch Times reported.
“n a unanimous published decision issued Oct. 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio, held that the university violated the athletes’ First Amendment rights.
All 16 athletes had filed for religious exemptions, which, according to the court, the university “ignored or denied.”
The court stated: “The university put plaintiffs to the choice: Get vaccinated or stop fully participating in intercollegiate sports. By conditioning the privilege of playing sports on plaintiffs’ willingness to abandon their sincere religious beliefs, the university burdened their free exercise rights.”
The three-judge panel denied a request by the university to stay a lower court’s preliminary injunction that stopped it from enforcing the vaccination mandate.
The mandate would have barred the athletes from playing in games, or even practicing with their teams unless they were immunized against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes the disease COVID-19.”
The representative of the athletes, Attorney David Kallman, senior counsel with the Great Lakes Justice Center, proudly stated: “It’s a great win for our clients and for religious liberty.”
“The Sixth Circuit Court vindicated their (his clients) religious convictions and that they can continue to be part of their teams.
“We trust all parties can move forward in a spirit of cooperation to uphold the important constitutional issues at stake, as well as taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety of everyone at WMU.”
The order affirms: “The First Amendment, as incorporated through the 14th Amendment, prevents a state from ‘prohibiting the free exercise of religion.”