Ken Mauer, one of the longest-tenured referees in NBA history, says he was forced out of the league at the beginning of the current season after refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious reasons.
The 36-year NBA veteran joined Jason Whitlock’s show, “Fearless” and revealed the reason he’s been MIA from the NBA this season.
“I never thought that my faith in our Lord Jesus Christ would prevent me or stop me or get in the way of me refereeing NBA basketball games. … That’s what’s happened. Not to just me, but other people.”
Mauer, who was raised Catholic, told BlazeTV that he has concerns about the jab after doing his own research. He also said that many of his colleagues didn’t want to take the vaccine … but ultimately felt forced to get jabbed because their livelihood and ability to provide for their family was at stake.
“There are many referees who were forced to because they have children, they have families, and they have bills to pay. They’re scared and I’m not. I’m never going to take the vaccine.”
Mauer expressed no regrets over his decision to remain unvaccinated … and says he thinks it’s a shame workers across the country are being bullied into getting the shot.
“I’m not ashamed of what I’m doing. In fact, I’m very proud of what I’m doing. I’m very proud of my faith.”
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