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Hundreds of U.S. Navy SEALs are on the verge of being undeployable because they are refusing a Pentagon order to take a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a lawyer representing some of them.

  1. Davis Younts, a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force reserve who is a military lawyer and is representing several of the special operators as a private attorney, indicated that the number of SEALs involved represents about one-quarter of the nearly 2,500 members of the elite fighting force.

The loss of so many of the special operators, who are on the verge of being placed in a non-deployable status, would severely cripple military readiness because special forces troops in all branches “play an outsized role in modern military operations,” Just the News reported.

Some of the SEALs were told they had until this week to get the COVID jab, leading them to claim a religious exemption since they were out of time to try and find another workaround, Younts said.

“My clients include several Navy SEALs who are a small part of a large group of SEALs and other military members who are being asked to choose between their faith and their ability to serve our nation,” he told Carlson. “They have been told that if they seek a religious accommodation, they likely will no longer be able to serve our country as Navy SEALs and been given an arbitrary deadline to comply with the vaccine mandate.

“My clients need time, and we are seeking at least a 90-day extension to vaccine mandate compliance deadline they have been given.”

Reports say it takes more than a year and up to $500,000 each to train a SEAL, among the U.S. military’s most elite operators.

The attorney said that the Defense Department has put its ultimatum in writing that SEALs who are not vaccinated, including any who received a religious exemption or have natural immunity from having contracted the virus already, will not be able to deploy with their assigned teams, which will essentially end their careers as special operators.

Just the News added:

Pastor Jeff Durbin, a prominent anti-abortion activist and evangelical pastor from Arizona who has been ministering to the special operators for several weeks as they navigated the decision, said between a quarter to a third of all active-duty SEALS are involved in the dispute with the Pentagon, including some who already have COVID-19 immunity because they recovered from the disease.

“There are hundreds of Navy SEALs who have not been vaccinated, do not want to take the vaccine, or who have had and recovered from COVID and have the benefit of natural immunity,” Durbin told Just the News.

“A large number of SEALS that I am speaking on behalf of are facing the very difficult decision that even with a legitimate religious exemption that is based upon their commitments to Christ, the Gospel, God’s Law, and the Constitution, they will no longer be Navy SEALs,” he said.

“They are essentially being asked to make a decision between their commitments to the lordship of Christ and their careers as Navy SEALs. Our country should be very concerned about what this would do to military readiness. Losing hundreds of Navy SEALs because of their legitimate and sincerely held Christian beliefs could be devastating to us as a nation,” Durbin continued.

Just the News said that the Navy has issued a service-wide deadline of Nov. 28 for all its members to get the vaccine.

Tim Parlatore, an attorney who helped secure the acquittal of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher after he was charged with the murder of an ISIS prisoner, told the outlet he has confirmed that large numbers of SEALS are refusing the vaccine at this time.

“It’s in the hundreds. And it’s not the senior leadership. It’s all the shooters and it is going to have a huge impact,” Parlatore said. “If they continue to with this asinine policy you are going to have the complete decimation of the SEAL teams,” he said.


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( September 22nd, 2021 @ 12:31 pm )
This is a two pronged effort by the left. First they want to defang one of the most lethal and professional military fighting units but they are also using this as a behind the scenes attack on Christianity.
( September 22nd, 2021 @ 10:01 am )
This is so wrong. So much for following the science. The science says those that have had and recovered from COVID now have natural immunity and in all ways that is superior to any vaccine. Science says that our special forces demographic is not even close to being at risk (kind of like the risk to healthy children being about the same as being struck by lightning - as an aside note to local school boards in love with jumping through the federal hoops to get their grubby hands on federal dollar$ while calling it following the science and keeping the schools open).

Just who are the weak minded fools among us that actually fall for the "follow the science" nonsense notions being served up especially for the consumption of the least informed by the sleaziest of all political liars that have ever sprung up on planet Earth. Our Seals and Special Forces must not be destroyed. Period.

Who with a straight face can argue that those behind the bought stage actor politician saboteurs are not doing everything possible to destroy the United States and Western Civilization? The threat of COVID pales in comparison to the threat of those actively engaged in destroying our civilization itself.
Jann said:
( September 22nd, 2021 @ 9:12 am )
The spirit of fear is flowing like crazy! Good for them staying strong in their faith. When GOD says 365 times in the Bible about fear, I think he means business. We know who wins in the end!
( September 22nd, 2021 @ 7:24 am )
I cannot come up with the first thing that Biden has done since taking office that has not been a disaster. Seems to me like his goal is to weaken the US as much as possible to the point of destruction.

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