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Washington Nationals Sued Over Employee Covid Vaccine Mandate

Nov. 22, 2021, 6:42 PM

The Washington Nationals Baseball Club LLC violated the religious rights of a minor league pitching coach and a minor league pitching coordinator when it denied them exemptions from its mandatory Covid-19 vaccination rule for employees, a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in D.C. charges.

Lawrence Pardo and Bradly Holman say they are both devout Christian and object to Covid-19 vaccinations because they “were developed from or tested on aborted fetal cells.” Getting vaccinated would offend their “sincerely held religious beliefs,” the men said.

The team’s vaccine mandate was enforced against them even though it doesn’t apply to players, with ...