Man Refuses to Wear Mask While Shopping, Shows Off ‘Religious Exemption’ Card

A man has been caught in a viral video showing off a “religious exemption” card he claims means he does not have to wear a mask or face covering inside a grocery store.



a sign on the side of a building: A sign regarding face coverings is displayed outside a Walmart store, July 22, 2020 in Burbank, California.


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A sign regarding face coverings is displayed outside a Walmart store, July 22, 2020 in Burbank, California.

In the clip, the man appears to have been asked by a store employee to wear a mask, a policy implemented in many businesses and mandates by a number of states to limit the spread of coronavirus.

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The man refuses, telling the employee: “It’s illegal to discriminate.”

When he notices he is being filmed, he turns to the camera and brandishes a card in a lanyard that he is wearing around his neck.

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