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    Air Force Officer Accused of Threatening to Shoot Airline Captain Fought Military’s COVID Vaccine Mandate to Supreme Court

    Air Force Officer Accused of Threatening to Shoot Airline Captain Fought Military's COVID Vaccine Mandate to Supreme Court

    A former officer who challenged the Pentagon's -19 vaccine mandate all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court has been accused of threatening to shoot the captain of a Delta Air Lines flight while serving as the co-pilot.

    Jonathan J. Dunn, who was authorized to carry a firearm in the cockpit, was indicted last month by a grand jury in the U.S. District Court of Utah for “interfering with the crew of a commercial airline” and for “using a dangerous weapon to assault and intimidate” the captain, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general.

    Dunn, who now serves as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve, argued to the Supreme Court in 2022 that the COVID-19 vaccine took on a “sacramental quality” as the sought to roll out the protection to the force, according to The Hill, and that it violated his morals.

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    “That makes COVID-19 vaccination a religious ritual required as a condition of participating fully in civil society — like ancient Roman laws requiring sacrifices to Caesar, or Nebuchadnezzar's edict requiring worship of the golden statue,” his lawyers told the justices, The Hill reported. “After much prayer, [Dunn] concluded that he cannot participate in such a religious ritual — and thus cannot take the vaccine — because, as a…

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