Note: Nathaniel* joined the military in order to protect the country and freedom he loves. He never dreamed that the same military would try to force him to choose between God and country, but that is exactly what is happening. Read on to hear Nathaniel's moving Christian testimony, and learn more about how Liberty Counsel is fighting to regain religious freedom for Nathaniel and every American. —Mat Staver
Nathaniel joined the military in order to serve the country that has blessed his family so richly. Those blessings, says Nathaniel, are a direct result of our Constitution and the freedom it was written to preserve, especially religious freedom.
Nathaniel has spent nearly 10 years being deployed around the world, uprooting and moving his family three times in the last three years alone, as he worked in some of the United States Marine Corps' most critical positions. His service has earned him many honors and his skills have helped bring much needed efficiency to some of the Corps' most critical missions.
"Despite my willingness to sacrifice," wrote Nathaniel in his sworn affidavit for Liberty Counsel's landmark lawsuit against Joe Biden and many members of his administration, "I never thought I would be placed in the position of conflict between my faith and a military order."
Nathaniel says he loves "both God and the Marine Corps" and he wants to "be able to remain true to his beliefs and continue to serve honorably." After all, protecting religious freedom was one of the key reasons Nathaniel joined the Marines in the first place.
But now, Biden's Department of Defense (DOD) is forcing Nathaniel to choose "whether to remain true to what God wants me to do, or be kicked out of the service."
Nathaniel chose not to take the COVID shots because of his deep faith and obedience to Scripture. His religious exemption request cited multiple Scripture references defending his decision, including 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 6:19-20 (my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit); Psalm 139:13-14 (God "formed my inward parts" and "knitted me together in my mother's womb"; life is sacred, etc.).
Nathaniel also wrote that he believes in placing his trust in God rather than in "flawed human beings, flawed science and mistruths." Where there is a conflict between the wisdom of men and the wisdom of God, Nathaniel believes one should trust God alone.
This Marine's affidavit for our case quotes yet more Scripture: Psalm 118:8-9 states, "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes." Psalm 91:1-2 says, "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God, in him will I trust." And Proverbs 14:5 states, "An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies."
Nathaniel's affidavit also points out that unlike conventional vaccinations, the mRNA and viral vector vaccinations give instructions to one's DNA and proteins to produce something that is unnatural to the body (spike proteins) instead of allowing God's natural immune response.
Nathaniel believes that such DNA tampering is "playing God" and, as a result, likely has unforeseen long-term consequences. "The Bible is full of examples where man tried to play God, or accomplish good ends in the wrong way," writes Nathaniel, "and God viewed it as sinful and allowed the unforeseen long-term consequences to follow man's sin, as part of God's judgment."
Despite Nathaniel's well-documented and obvious commitment to the Christian faith, Biden's DOD unlawfully denied Nathaniel's religious exemption request, just like they have with every one of the other religious exemption requests submitted by faithful service members.
Friday, before a federal judge, the DOD will be forced to admit its unlawful denial of each of these religious exemption requests and this unlawful activity will not bode well for Biden or his outrageous mandates.
As you know, our massive class action case, Navy SEAL 1 v. Biden, seeks to preserve the religious freedom and bodily autonomy of ALL armed forces members, federal employees and civilian contractors.
Already, in a separate case, a Texas judge has issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the U.S. Navy from forcing Joe's jabs on 35 sailors. Liberty Counsel will renew our request for the judge in our case to issue an injunction to protect all our clients as well.
The tide appears to be turning against Biden and his unlawful mandates but he continues to resist, fighting against the very freedoms our Constitution protects.
Please help us fight for the men and women who fight for OUR freedom every day and, in doing so, you will be fighting to preserve YOUR own freedom as well.
"Liberty, once lost, is lost forever," wrote President John Adams in 1775. Help Liberty Counsel fight for our precious religious liberty now before Joe Biden erases it all with the forced jab of a COVID needle.
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