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Liberty Counsel Threatens Suit Against SIH Over Religious Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccine


An organization focused on religious freedom is threatening a lawsuit against Southern Illinois Healthcare over its denial of religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Liberty Counsel sent the letter to SIH on Wednesday, demanding exemptions for employees who claim their religious beliefs prevent them from getting the vaccine.

SIH leaders say a panel of doctors and spiritual care experts reviewed the exemption requests, and did grant some, but denied others.

The letter from Liberty Counsel gave SIH until 5:00 Thursday to grant the religious exemptions, and avoid a lawsuit. SIH says it stands by its decision.

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