The Supreme Court has rejected a petition from New York healthcare workers who challenged the state’s arbitrary and discriminatory vaccine mandate, which does not include a religious exemption.
The court did not explain its decision. Justice Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Samuel Alito dissented and said they would have taken up the case, the Washington Examiner reported.
Supreme Court rejects vaccine mandate challenge
The edict does not include a religious exemption but does include a medical one. The petitioners, who are all Christians, cited the use of fetal cells from aborted babies in testing the vaccines.
In a brief opinion, Thomas said that the mandate discriminates on the basis of religion by holding religious and secular conduct to separate standards. The sixteen petitioners were effectively “ordered to choose between their jobs and their faith,” he said.
The mandate “includes a medical exemption but no religious exemption, even though ‘allowing a healthcare worker to remain unvaccinated undermines the state’s asserted public health goals equally whether that worker happens to remain unvaccinated for religious reasons or medical ones,'” he wrote.
The Supreme Court had previously declined a request to temporarily freeze the mandate in December. Since then, all but one of the petitioners have lost their jobs, lost admitting privileges or have been forced into taking the shot, Thomas noted.
These are the same health care workers who Democrats once praised as “heroes.” Now, Democrats want to dispose of them like trash — all for going against “the science” that changes with the Democratic party’s whims.
SCOTUS sides with the COVID cult
“All of you, yes, I know you’re vaccinated, you’re the smart ones, but you know there’s people out there who aren’t listening to God and what God wants,” she once said.
So, it’s pretty clear that Hochul’s mandate is not only discriminatory — it imposes a kind of religious belief, in this case, an absurd, unjustified faith in a vaccine that has failed to do its advertised job of stopping the spread, the job that St. Fauci claimed it would do.
Never mind any of that — the left will keep doubling down on coercing people to take the shot, and they will do so while whining about the “bodily autonomy” of women seeking abortions without skipping a beat.
It is not surprising that the Supreme Court’s openly partisan, aggressively secular liberal wing doesn’t care about discrimination against Christians, but it is disappointing to see Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, and John Roberts side with the COVID cult.