A federal court has nixed United Airline's vaccine mandate, declaring it a violation of religious liberty.
One of the deciding judges accused the company of "coercing its employees into violating their religious beliefs."
Judges for America's Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is widely considered the most conservative federal court.
They showed it in this decision, voting 13-4 to deny a rehearing that would have potentially allowed United Airlines to create a "crisis of conscience" for its employees.
Trump-appointed Judge James Ho said that "Being placed on indefinite unpaid leave because your employer doesn’t like your religious beliefs is obviously an adverse employment action and an actionable claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. And you’ve obviously suffered irreparable injury when you’re forced to violate your faith in order to get your job back. The injury would be entirely reparable by money damages if it was just about a loss of money."
"But it’s not. It’s about a loss of faith. And it’s about a crisis of conscience. You’re being coerced into sacrificing your faith in order to keep your job. No measure of damages makes sense in this scenario. To keep your job, you must violate your faith. How much money would it take for you to sell out your faith?"
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