Washington, DC – Following the recent denial by the Supreme Court to hear a religious freedom case brought by pharmacists in Washington state, SCOTUS has issued a 5-3 ruling ending Conscientious Objector (CO) status for pacifists.  In Government vs. John Quaker, writing for the majority of liberal justices and Kennedy, Justice Ginsberg declared, “The government has a compelling interest to make people do whatever it wants.  Religious belief is based solely on an illusion.”

The decision is projected to impact other cases:

The liberal justices plan to start a new tradition each year where they celebrate French secularism and the anti-Catholic violence of the French Revolution.  The celebration will include cookies made with Quaker Oats.


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