by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Friday, January 7, to consider whether the Biden administration violated the Constitution in mandating that companies with more than 100 employees ensure all their staff are vaccinated against COVID-19.
The lawsuit has been brought by the First Liberty legal group, on behalf of conservative Christian organizations Daystar Television Network, Answers in Genesis, and the American Family Association. The plaintiffs are challenging the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) vaccine mandate for companies, including religious organizations, with more than 100 employees.
In its statement explaining the need for Supreme Court intervention in curtailing government and company overreach on constitutional rights to freedom of religion, First Liberty noted, as one example, that United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby had “threatened” his employees “to be very careful about” requesting a religious exemption to the vaccine mandate, as they would be “putting their job on the line” if they refused the shot.
After considering the conduct of companies like United Airlines, First Liberty said their lawsuit was filed to ascertain “how much power the federal government can amass, over both individuals and businesses, including all religious organizations.”
“The Court’s decision could help deliver a major win for liberty, one that is desperately needed during this time when government and corporate elites are either ignoring or willfully trampling on the Constitution and federal religious liberty protections,” First Liberty said. “It’s incredibly dangerous for the government to effectively stage a takeover of companies with more than 100 employees, including religious organizations.”
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