Thanks to a federal judge’s ruling last week in Cincinnati, the U.S. Air Force – worldwide – is now temporarily required to honor the requests of all active-duty and active reserve members who submitted religious exemptions from experimental Covid jabs.

On July 14, U.S. District Court Judge Matthew McFarland certified a class action lawsuit and imposed a two-week worldwide restraining order against the Air Force’s enforcement of its Covid jab policy. The ruling applies to all U.S. Airmen who submitted accommodation requests that were either denied or ignored by the Air Force.

In issuing the injunction, the judge blasted the Air Force for engaging in a “pattern of denying religious accommodation requests.”

“Indeed, of the over nine thousand religious exemption requests, only 109 have been granted by either initial determination or appeal,” the Judge McFarland continued. “This amounts to only 1% of religious accommodation requests being granted. It is hard to imagine a more consistent display of discrimination.”

First filed in February by a dozen servicemembers, the case initially resulted in a judge issuing a preliminary injunction in March which stopped the Air Force from disciplining airmen who declined to get the jab due to religious reasons. Now, the plaintiffs have a shot at pursuing a class action suit that may cover more than 12,000 fellow Airmen. Both parties must submit additional arguments before the order expires on July 28.

While other individual lawsuits have won preliminary injunctions, last week’s nationwide injunction covers all pending cases and may assist other lawsuits against separate branches of the armed forces by indicating a successful legal strategy.

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Air Force temporarily blocked from forcing Covid jabs on those with religious objections

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • James says:

    Too bad this comes too late for many.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Let go Brandon is making our military weak. Let’s Hope we still have a few good men and women In the service to defend our country. Because of our weak what’s-my-name-again president. Yes I’ll kiss your ring and bow down to you, world leaders

    • CD says:

      I talked to a Doctor from Fairbanks who says Biden has full on dementia. He is disgusted how the Democrat Party are letting a sick man be used but he more blames his wife. Biden is just a puppet and someone else is pulling the strings. Who is it? China? Dr. Shiva from MA says China is involved in our health policies. He says to look at who funds the TH Chan Harvard School of Public Health where a lot of our public health policies come from.

  • Johnny says:

    Biden needs to go along with the entire administration, the entire country is in it’s death throes! The nation is almost out of diesel fuel with new production a minimum of a year away, why is this not an issue? Everything is produced and carried by diesel and without it what’s left of this Biden tattered economy will grind to a halt, if you drive a lot stock up on motor oil too, there is zero production, we’re about to enter a madmax era.