Religion is the set of beliefs that governs one’s actions and lifestyle. Everybody has one. Therefore, if your RELIGION forbids you from accepting a medical treatment or procedure, that your employer mandates, you can submit a religious exemption request.
You don’t have to be trained in the language of organized religion to make a request. Just describe your beliefs that affect your conscientious decision to not accept COVID jabs.
Many organized religious groups are largely falling down on the job with respect to medical ethics. Fear, finances and government coercion are big drivers in causing already wavering leadership to fail in maintaining a firm moral stance supporting the dignity of human life. Therefore, even members of large organized religious groups may find themselves standing as individuals when requesting religious exemption.
Countries which formerly gave lip service to individual rights are now adopting very coercive policies while countries from the old communist bloc appear to allowing latitude with respect to the COVID jabs. For example, Vladimir Putin appears to be respecting personal autonomy in this regard.
The FDA has given authorization to the Pfizer jab, though recent data shows it to have poor efficacy against the Delta viral variant, which is expected to predominate in the US, as it has in the UK, India, Israel, etc. While US CDC director Rochelle Walensky has repeatedly acknowledged that vaccinated people are equally able to spread the virus, you might find an inaccurate statement on your religious declination form asserting that unvaccinated people are putting others at greater health risk. Since this this is not true, it should be deleted from your request, if honesty is to prevail.
One piece of advice on religious exemptions is to stick to religion and do not give medical and scientific evidence for the vaccine mandate being entirely inappropriate. (Obviously the employers do not care about medical appropriateness of the mandates, which is why many of them ignore the fact that the jabs are not shown to reduce transmission of the virus, force people with prior COVID infection to get the jab, and, in the case of health care providers, order their physicians to refuse medical exemptions.
On 8/23/21, Deters Law filed suits against 6 health care corporations in the Cincinnati area. Many more suits are being drawn up against additional health care systems. There are multiple civil complaints, as well as criminal complaints being discussed in conjunction with these filings. Separate filings related to RICO and Sherman Act were discussed. The media will be pretty quiet about this, but it really shouldn’t be ignored.
I will be linking helpful resources to assist people who wish to apply for religious exemption from the vaccine mandate. Linking a given resource does not mean that I agree with every thing that is written or said. It means that some useful information is to be found there.
If you do belong to a religious congregation with like minded clergy, getting an affirmation from them of your religious adherence will not hurt. No matter your affiliation, if your refusal to accept COVID jabs comes from your conscience, you have a First Amendment right for your beliefs to be respected, and to freely exercise them.
COGforlife.org is the first online organization which systematically addressed as an ethical problem the practice of testing, developing or manufacturing medical and other products using cell lines derived from killed humans. Many on both sides of the abortion debate take issue with turning human remains into bought and sold commodities, thus impinging on the decision to abort, and possibly rendering the abortion less safe for the mother due to procedural changes required to obtain fresh, marketable tissue. Some ostensibly pro-life religious groups have justified use of fetal cell lines because the abortion occurred long ago. Collection and sale of such tissue continues to this day, with the University of Philadelphia, for one example, serving as a market hub. Tissue from killed humans is not needed for research, because there are numerous ethical sources of human cell lines. Had religious organizations been serious about their pro-life mission, we would not have the issue of the SARS CoV-2 spike protein having been characterized, altered in its structure, and it’s corresponding mRNA developed and tested using cell lines derived from killed humans. This research forms the basis of COVID jabs available in the U.S. and much of the world. In addition, J&J and Astra Zeneca jabs are produced using cell lines derived from killed humans. COGforlife.org has accurately sourced its claims using patent applications, primary research, and manufacturers literature to identify the cell lines being used. There exist vaccines and numerous other medical products with the liability of having utilized cell lines from killed humans in their development and production, with much expense and often limited success. Much of this material is linked at the site: https://cogforlife.org.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute keeps a running compendium of available vaccines worldwide and information as to whether they manufacture, develop, and/or validate the products using cell lines from killed humans. A PDF file of the full list is available At Lozierinstitute.org
LifeSiteNews.com is maintaining an extensive COVID 19 information site . It’s a jumping off point for a great deal of information that is readable for the lay person with ethical and human rights concerns. https://lifefacts.lifesitenews.com/covid-19/.
Vaxxchoice.com has a well written article describing the grounds for filing a criminal complaint against a coercive employer or other entity coercing you to be jabbed or tested with respect to COVID. Much of the sourced info could be helpful in expressing your reasons for opposing the COVID jabs and related mandates. It can be viewed and downloaded here.
Gab.com, the social media that permits dissenting views of all kinds, is hosting a page which supplies templates and examples of various religious exemption requests. Click here to check it out. Gab is also forming employment forums for those who refuse the COVID jab. Many people will need to change jobs before things are worked out. (There are many reasons to get on Gab. You can battle online with ideological opponents, or choose to ignore them. Gab has information which is unavailable on any other social medium, as well as a new video platform. )
Never forget that the purported excuse to force you to take the mRNA shots to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is entirely false, moot, a mirage, and/or a willful lie. The available mRNA vaccines do not claim to prevent the infection entirely and even the CDC has been forced to reiterate the obvious: the shots do not prevent the spread of the virus. There is no data that should induce the unvaccinated to feel guilt if they catch covid and pass it to someone else, because the both things happen with respect to the vaccinated, particularly with respect to the delta variants. If you choose to vaccinate, it is to protect yourself only.
One cannot expect clear, ethical thinking from people who think that premeditatedly killing humans, and using their body parts is OK. Do not rely on their guidance.
As time permits I will start linking relevant studies which show that the vaccine mandates are the opposite of what should be coming from the government, in order to support your resolve against the drum beat of propaganda and herd thinking. Some studies have not been published yet. If they are stored and disseminated, it will prevent the good ones from being falsely spiked, delayed or buried during the “peer review” process. medrxiv.org is where medical studies can be pre published in order to protect researchers from being scooped by the powerful, and obtain criticism by other scientists, which helps them refine their work.
Maccabi Healthcare Services in Israel has conducted a large retrospective study comparing natural immunity and mRNA shot induced ‘immunity’ to COVID-19. The previously COVID infected people appear to be doing much better (13x) with respect to staving off re-infection. For this reason, it makes no sense to vaccinate those who have had documented COVID infection. See the study for yourself here.
The Pfizer shot has been given FDA approval for people over 16 years of age under the brand Comirnaty. It also has an EUA for use in kids from 12-15. This product is not yet distributed for common use. The EUA remains for the “Pfizer-BioNTech COVID‑19 Vaccine” which remains as the distributed product. It is to be used under the conditions of the EUA, and exported under these conditions. Read the revised letter from the FDA that authorizes Comirnaty and emumerates EUA conditions for the remaining Pfizer-BioNTech COVID‑19 Vaccine and use of Comirnaty in kids from 12-16.
The Fact Sheet revised by Pfizer for Aug 23 is interesting because it seems to treat both Comirnaty and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID‑19 Vaccine as though they are both under EUA, and states that patients are free to refuse each product. Read the Pfizer Fact Sheet Here.
If you get to feeling lonely as a person who thinks there are troubles with the COVID jab, know that there are some people in the FDA who thought that Trump and Biden were and are rushing things. Two FDA officials involved in the decision making process have stepped down.