Only a month into her term, New York Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul says there are no religious exemptions for the vaccine.
Not sure how Hochul suddenly became an expert on world religions, but the new Andrew Cuomo replacement has certainly not earned herself any friends with the latest announcement.
It is a fact that some of the vaccines have been developed with aborted fetal tissue, even if it is from material many years old. This alone has led many to claim a religious exemption as the vaccine opposes their pro-life view.
Others may have additional legitimate reasons for opting out. The argument that there are no legitimate religious exemptions violates the nation’s freedom of religious expression by making the governor the dictator of religious values.
It’s not only a vaccine issue; it’s a First Amendment issue. Americans should be quick to oppose the violation of Constitutional rights and remain vigilant to allow those with religious exemptions to continue to hold them.
Imagine Hochul making a similar claim about something related to another religion. For example, what if Hochul said there was no legitimate religious exemption for wearing a hijab? Do you think a few Muslims might get upset?
In this case, anyone holding to God as the creator of life from conception could be offended by her words. This could include nearly all religious Americans, as the view is held in Jewish, Christian and Muslim teachings.
You have to see it to believe the extremes of our 2021 leftist leaders.