Despite the fact that last Thursday the U.S. District Court of Florida provided class action relief and granted a class wide preliminary injunction from the unlawful federal COVID shot mandate on behalf of those who are in active or reserve service in the United States Marine Corps, a Marine Corps Chain of Command has already defied the order in contempt of court by unlawfully harassing and punishing a service member for refusing the injection.
Last Friday, the day after Judge Steven Merryday’s order went into effect, a Corporal was called into his commander’s office. There the Major and 1st Sergeant demanded to know if he “intended to continue fighting the shot mandate.” If so, this Corporal was informed that he would be moved out of the office and battery duty.
This would be the third time he has suffered repercussions and punishments for simply requesting his protected right to refuse the COVID shots for his religious beliefs. He was told he would be given a copy of each of the regimental Chain of Command’s statements to review during the weekend. This Corporal was also informed that unless he got vaccinated by today, he would be removed from the military.
The Corporal told the 1st Sergeant he wanted to provide a copy of the class action certification and proof that he satisfied class eligibility as a copy for their records.
The 1st Sergeant said, “The class action doesn’t matter. Will you vaccinate by Monday or not?”
The Corporal repeated that his sincerely held religious beliefs prevent him from taking the COVID shots since they are all associated with aborted fetal cells. The 1st Sergeant then pulled out an already completed 6105 punishment form and insisted the Corporal sign it. The Corporal refused to sign the punishment form as it was in direct violation of Judge Merryday’s order. . . . . (read the rest)
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