Vaccine Religious Exemption Recommendations

 

This is a guideline for persons with sincerely held religious objections to vaccination.  Members of Abilene Freedom League are not religious experts, nor do we encourage falsifying sincerely held religious beliefs.

 

Key Points Which Should Be Included:
- The vaccine cannot be received due to a sincerely held religious belief
- Clearly state what accommodations you are requesting for your sincerely held religious belief against the mandatory vaccine requirement (example: work from home, be allowed to continue working under current circumstances)
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act Prohibits discrimination based on religion
- Bible Verses to support your sincerely held religious belief (see the end of this document for an extensive list of suggested verses)
- One or more sentences of your personal religious experience.
- Conclusion Statement similar to “For these reasons I cannot vaccinate”

Key Points To Consider Including:
- Keeping your body a “clean temple” as is commanded in the Bible
- Written out text from the Bible verses you choose to use
- Stating opposition to any company which profits from abortion
- If you choose to use the opposition to abortion statements, here are the facts pertaining to each vaccine (PLEASE NOTE: No vaccine manufacturer has admitted to fetal cells being present in the vaccine itself but all did use fetal cells at some point during the production process):
A. Pfizer and BioNTech – abortion derived fetal cell line HEK-293 was used during early phase development.  
B. Moderna – abortion derived fetal cell line HEK-293 was used during protein testing
C. Johnson & Johnson – abortion derive fetal cell line PER.C6 was used in manufacturing and production
D. Sputnik V – abortion derived fetal cell line HEK-293 was used during manufacturing

Points Which Should NOT Be Included:
- A copied & pasted template found online or provided by an individual.  These are frequently denied, the reasoning is this - if this is your sincerely held religious belief, you should take the time to express that in writing.  
- Opinions on science, politics, medicine, or the law (with the exception of fetal cell use and Civil Rights Act mentioned earlier).  These topics do not pertain to your sincerely held religious beliefs and can often result in denial if any part is able to be disproven.
- Vaccine ingredients (with the exception of fetal cell use)
- Philosophical beliefs, these are legally different from religious beliefs
- Healthy lifestyle choices (remember, the vaccine is “healthy”)
- Potential harm caused by vaccine injury

Bible Verses (Please personally review these, use as many as you feel compelled to use to support your sincerely held religious belief):
Romans 14:14 – This one is the BEST because it essentially states “if you think it is unclean, then it is unclean”.  If you think the vaccine is unclean, it is, and to receive it would be to violate God’s law.
Proverbs 6:16-19 -This one should only be used if the fetal cell line argument is used, is does not apply otherwise
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
2 Timothy 2:15
Revelation 21:27
Proverbs 25:28
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
Luke 2:14
Psalms 23:1-6
Proverbs 3:5
2 Timothy 1:7
Genesis 1:27
Genesis 3:22
Isaiah 5:20
Genesis 1:31
John 14:15
Philippians 4:6
Acts 5:29
Psalm 91:1-16
Luke 5:31
1 Corinthians 8:7
Hebrews 11:6
1 Corinthians 2:5
Leviticus 19:1-2
Leviticus 17:14

Final Thoughts:
- Your employer may want to interview you, stick ONLY to the topics written in your letter.  Bring the letter to the interview for you to refer to, quote only from the letter.  Do not attempt to expand on the thoughts you took time to write down.  It is during this interview that you could be caught off guard and say something which could lead to denial.  They may ask you about harm, this is an attempted trick, do not respond to it.  Do not respond to questions regarding your denomination, position within the church, etc unless you included that information in your letter.  
- If you are asked for this interview, it is wise to comply with the request so there is a better chance of approval.  However, consider submitting a complaint to the Texas Workforce Commission as this is a violation of your civil rights.  
- Ask for the determination for your submitted exemption IN WRITING, whether it is approved or denied.  If it is denied, file a complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- Do not willingly resign or quit without legal advice.  Members of Abilene Freedom League are not legal experts.  These cases are just now beginning to be determined, it is unknown at this time how unemployment benefits and lawsuits will be decided.  Willfully resigning or quitting could cause you to lose standing for potential benefits and/or legal action.