Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver is sharing a few of the stories of military members who have been punished for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine.
One, whose name was changed to “John,” was relieved of his regular duties. A lieutenant colonel is now confined to an empty office every day.
“There is no phone or computer, just an empty desk and white walls to stare at as he waits for his shift to pass,” Staver wrote. “Superior officers regularly check in to ensure John is not actually doing anything. This is psychological torture mimicking imprisonment, meant to break the mind and spirit of the soldier.”
Another, “Frank,” is a colonel stationed at a “highly visible” base in the West.
“Every morning, he and his fellow vaccination ‘refusers’ are forced to perform what is intended to be a ‘walk of shame,'” Staver said. “Frank and the members are publicly paraded before the other troops, then taken behind a building facing the busiest road through the base to have their nasal passages deeply swabbed in full view of every one of the hundreds of people passing by them. This is a psychological tactic meant to shame and demean resisters into compliance.”
“Janine” was given her first battalion command as a lieutenant colonel after spending 24 years — including nine combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan — flying the aircraft-refueling planes that keep fighting air wings fueled.
“Janine has now been stripped of her command and has been told that regardless of what happens with her religious exemption, her military career is over whether she likes it or not,” Staver said. “Because she refuses the shots, she has been labeled ‘unfit.'”
“George” is a Marine Corps major.
“He, too, has been informed that no matter what happens, his career with the military he loves and has served so well for years is over,” Staver said. “He and his fellow service men and women have been harassed and abused, and have had their legal rights violated and denied as they have sought to serve God while in military service.”
Liberty Counsel received a leaked Air Force member that instructed Air Force commanders on how to rewrite past documents in an effort to hide the military’s “unlawful religious exemptions denials.”
“On Nov. 24, 2021, just two days after the judge placed the military under a microscope concerning religious exemption procedures, a Major in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps sent out a memo instructing the chain of command to rewrite documents in order to alter job descriptions and evaluations after the fact, creating the impression that religious exemptions had been rightfully denied,” Staver said. “This leaked memo, along with the latest testimony of abuse and recriminations from our clients, is likely to be VERY bad news for Team Biden when we return to federal court.”