Join us in a conversation with Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 12 p.m. (ET)
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Even though the United States is apparently nearing herd immunity, colleges and universities are mandating proof of injections of the Wuhan COVID-19 vaccines in order to attend in-person classes.
Some employers are requiring job applicants to get vaccinated, or promise to get one, within 30 days of being hired.
And some public officials are pondering using government power to force everyone to be vaccinated, with “covid passports” allowing access to normal activities.
Is this just a vigorous, necessary response to the pandemic, or more about control? Or, a combination of both?
Governments at various levels already have demonstrated a frightening propensity to use the pandemic to violate First Amendment protections, singling out churches for punishment while allowing strip clubs and bars to stay open.
What do people do if they have a conscientious objection out of religious or medical concern? Do they have any recourse if their employer requires vaccination in order to keep their jobs?
The Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines were developed in record time and are being distributed under Emergency Use Authorization.
These shots still are not FDA approved and are causing some rare but very serious adverse reactions.
Under Emergency Use law, patients must be given full and informed consent regarding all potential adverse reactions and people cannot be coerced. Also, state laws provide certain “opt-outs” for vaccines.
But the chorus is getting louder to force everyone – even children – to get the shots. Just last week, the CDC approved shots for children 12 to 15 years old, even though they are at extremely low risk for infection or contagion.
Mat Staver is the author of “Faith & Freedom: A Complete Handbook for Defending Your Religious Rights.”
Mat Staver serves as senior pastor, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel.
He also chairs Liberty Counsel Action, Christians in Defense of Israel, Freedom Federation, Salt & Light Council and National House of Hope; and is founder and chairman of Liberty Relief International; vice president and chief counsel of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference-CONEL; director of the Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition; former vice president of Liberty University; former dean and tenured professor of law at Liberty University School of Law; trustee of Timothy Plan, a New York and Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange-traded family of Biblically Responsible Investing mutual funds; trustee of the Supreme Court Historical Society; member of the Board of Reference of the Christian Film and Television Commission; member of the Board of Advisors of Care for Pastors; founder and former president of Staver & Associates; and founder and former president of The Staver Group.
Mat has more than 230 published legal opinions. He authored eight scholarly law review publications, many booklets and brochures, hundreds of articles and numerous books, including “Why Israel Matters,” “Faith & Freedom: A Complete Handbook for Defending Your Religious Rights,” “Same-Sex Marriage: Putting Every Household at Risk,” and “Eternal Vigilance: Knowing and Protecting Your Religious Freedom.”
Mat is the host and producer of “Faith and Freedom” podcast/radio program and the “Freedom’s Call” radio program. He’s a frequent guest on many international and national network and cable television and radio programs, and has been interviewed for thousands of print and electronic media sources.
Mat has filed numerous briefs and argued in many federal and state courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court and has argued two landmark cases before that Court, Madsen v. Women’s Health Center and McCreary County v. ACLU of Kentucky.
Mat has a B.A., Theology, cum laude, Southern Missionary College; M.A., Religion, summa cum laude, Andrews University; J.D., University of Kentucky; LL.D., honoris causa, Liberty University; D.D., honoris causa, South Florida Bible College.
His wife, attorney Anita L. Staver, serves as president of Liberty Counsel.
Please join us for this informative, stimulating discussion.