Mandatory injection orders for the experimental COVID-19 vaccine forced a Christian nursing home to shut its doors, abandoning elderly patients, a new lawsuit filed by Liberty Counsel against New York Governor Hochul asserts. The healthcare workers at the facility sought routine religious exemptions for the experimental vaccine, something New York’s Department of Health has granted for years. However, the State rejected the exemptions over arbitrary edicts from the governor’s office that ignore the health and safety of first responders and elderly New Yorkers.
The elderly care facility had been providing life-saving assisted living to 15 elderly patients. But now, because of New York’s disregard for the health and safety of the facility’s patients, the president must fire trained and competent elderly care nurses and shut down, leaving elderly patients abandoned. In the midst of a pandemic affecting the elderly the worst, he must leave elderly patients abandoned. “Gov. Hochul has put our client in an unconscionable position without thought for the well-being of the residents in our client’s care,” Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver explained in a press release.
Ironically, State of New York is also demanding the president of the facility break their own laws. New York’s state law prohibits closing down a nursing home without first relocating the patients. However, if the facility cannot stay open, the president cannot transfer his patients to other facilities. Therefore, by the Health Department forcing him to close his business, they effectively demand he break the law.
“This mandate is a gross violation of the religious freedom of health care workers in New York,” Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver further explained. “There can be no dispute that New York is required to abide by federal law and the U.S. Constitution and provide protections to employees who have sincerely held religious objections to the COVID shots.”
And he may be right. Recently, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals shut down Biden’s mandatory injection order which weaponized OSHA as a vaccine enforcer. The order demanded all businesses with at least 100 employees force their employees to injected themselves with the experimental COVID-19 vaccine or face tens of thousands of dollars in fines.
Alliance Defending Freedom, a civil rights group specializing in religious law, commented that Biden’s order converts businesses into vaccine commissars who inappropriately interfere with their employee’s constitutionally-protected personal health care decisions.
Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Ryan Bangert said in a statement, “The government has no authority to unilaterally treat unvaccinated employees like workplace hazards or to compel employers to become vaccine commissars. The profound effect of this upon those employers and the 80 million American workers who are affected is the reason we are asking the full 6th Circuit to consider this issue immediately.”
– By John Paluska, CNJ Staff