Christian Woman Says God 'Directed' Her To Sue CDC, Krispy Kreme And Other Retailers Over Mask Mandates
In Indiana, an Evangelical Christian woman with asthma filed a federal lawsuit against the CDC, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the FDA, Sephora, Krispy Kreme, AMC Theaters and other government agencies for discrimination based on mask mandates.
Jennifer Reinoehl, who filed the 380-page First Amendment freedom of speech and religion lawsuit, said God told her to sue the 16 defendants.
Reinoehl spoke with Insider about her case:
"I've been horribly discriminated against and not been allowed to enter a lot of stores."
"I've been harassed."
Reinoehl claims she suffers from severe asthma and had an attack while being asked to wear a mask in a Krispy Kreme. Her lawsuit told the story inside the donut shop.
"Jennifer Reinoehl went to the Krispy Kreme Store where there was an extremely long drive-thru line that wrapped around the building and did not appear to be moving."
"There were only two people in line inside the store."
"Jennifer Reinoehl was forbidden entry into the store without a mask."
"She explained to the store manager that she had a medical disability and could not wear a mask but was still denied entry."
Instead of getting back into the drive-thru, Reinoehl put on her mask and went back inside the store.
Within the ten minutes she waited in line, she began having an asthma attack. The manager of the Krispy Kreme told her that the drive-thru was an "acceptable accommodation."
Similar instances happened at a Sephora and a local health clinic, where she again explained her asthma but was refused entry without a mask.
Reinoehl is suing Dr. Faucci and the CDC for conducting research on the effectiveness of masks "without consent."
Masks have continued to be an effective way of preventing the spread of the virus and have been used to prevent spread of germs for over a century. It was first seen being widely used in 1910 during the Manchurian epidemic in China.
However, Reinoehl, who has an undergraduate science degree, decided to do her own research.
She told Insider about a study from the U.S. Navy.
"They did research across all the bases and the United States Navy."
"In fact, they even quarantined an entire island."
"And they said the only thing you can do if a pandemic comes again is build more hospitals."
What's most interesting is her statement on why she decided to sue:
"I felt like God was directing me to file a lawsuit."
"Because I know I'm not the only person."
"There have been other people who've told me they struggle, and they've probably had some even worse experiences than me."
If she thinks God wanted her to file, I can\u2019t wait for when asks God to pay the other side\u2019s attorneys fees as the prevailing party in federal court.— Mike Ford (@Mike Ford) 1630373377
No is there a right to go in the store because you think the drive-thru line is too long— whosthat? (@whosthat?) 1630373587
If God starts talking to you about Krispy Kreme you'd better take personal inventory.https://www.rawstory.com/anti-mask-lawsuits/?utm_source=push_notifications\u00a0\u2026— Steve Weakley (@Steve Weakley) 1630367041
THIS?? This is what she thinks God is focused on in this particular moment in History?\n\nHer unmasked & unfettered access to unhealthy junk food?\n\nBless her heart https://www.rawstory.com/anti-mask-lawsuits/\u00a0\u2026— Allan Margolin (@Allan Margolin) 1630390414
So are mine. Every day this crap gets more and more ridiculous. I just don\u2019t think God has time to talk to anyone about donuts.— Kathy Lowes (@Kathy Lowes) 1630382391
So would I. My teen has severe asthma and does great in a mask. Ha.— Janelle Skoog-Shafer (@Janelle Skoog-Shafer) 1630378897
My daughter is a chronic asthmatic and wears her mask as a knight wore a shield!— Janet George (@Janet George) 1630374765
My Aunt Gladys, used to wear a mask during bread baking. For years I thought is was her being clean. when I asked her years later she said the flour set off her asthma. So in a Krispy Cream Flour everywhere......— Kathryn Heard (@Kathryn Heard) 1630372731
I\u2019m sure that she would be interested to know that Krispy Kreme is now giving donuts away to people who are vaccinated.— kdunnez (@kdunnez) 1630373486
It's true, Krispy Kreme is offering a free donut to anyone with only one of the shots of the COVID-19 vaccine.
I am so sorry.....these people don't have more good to do in their miserable lives.— Sestra (@Sestra) 1630373845
You might still be wondering what this has to do with freedom of speech.
Well, her lawsuit says the mask is preventing her from speaking:
"Sticking a mask of any kind over your mouth while in public mechanically abridges your freedom of speech by muffling your voice and making your words difficult to understand."
She's said this is against her religious believes, equating masks to wearing talismans and other pagan, non-medical masks.