The Marine Corps said Thursday that it has granted the military’s first religious exemptions to its COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
In an emailed statement, the Marines said it granted two of the 3,212 requests for religious exemptions that it has processed. The service has received 3,350 religious accommodation requests in total.
Capt. Andrew Wood, a spokesman for the Marines, declined to provide specifics on the two requests due to privacy concerns when asked by The Hill.
“All current exemption requests are being reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Each request will be given full consideration with respect to the facts and circumstances submitted in the request,” the Marines’s statement said.
Outside of the Marines, the military has received thousands of requests for religious exemptions from the vaccine, none of which have been approved.link
The military has the risk-benefit calculation backwards by not recognizing the covid vaxxes do not stop transmission and also by not recognizing the vaxxes themselves cause direct harm, especially to young healthy men under physical stress. Beyond that, soldiers fight for American rights and freedoms, including religious freedom. Forcing vaxxes on troops looks much more like an ideological or integrity purge than a readiness issue. It’s an arm of the woke bullshit Austin has been cramming down their throats. ABN