RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS

Writing a Religious Exemption 

Religious exemptions are personal letters about one’s own individual personal religious belief. All the successful religious exemption letters I have seen are between 5-8 pages (single-spaced). You cannot copy and paste a religious exemption letter you found on the internet. The letter has to be your own!


If your school/employer is sending you a short form to fill out for a religious exemption -- I recommend you write your own religious exemption and note on the form to “please see my religious exemption”.

If your religious exemption is denied the only option you have is to appeal it and hire an attorney which will be costly! So you need to be clear, precise, and articulate from the start!

Do not mention Covid. Do not mention the CDC, side effects to the Covid-19 shot, or any scientific data. Do not mention anything about the vaccine being under EUA or your personal beliefs on vaccinations. A religious exemption is a statement on your RELIGIOUS beliefs, convictions, and virtues. You must build your religious exemption on your faith, on scriptures that matter to you, on your upbringing, and on the sacraments you have made. 

Here is an outline for your religious exemption.

  1. Date the letter. Address the letter to the President or the Office that needs to receive the religious exemption.

  2. Introduce yourself for example: "I'm a sophomore at _____ and I'm grateful for my experience as a student of _____."

  3. State the law in the state that protects your right to a religious exemption for vaccination.

  4. Request that the religious exemption be confidential. State that the only reason you are sharing the contents within the letter is because the law dictates that you do. Request that it be 100% confidential as it contains thoughts, sentiments, and beliefs not shared in casual conversation. 

  5. Write a personal history of your religious background and upbringing. This should be at the very least 2 pages (single spaced). Talk about your religious journey describing the religious beliefs you were raised with. What sacraments did you complete? Holy Communion, Confirmation, Bar and bat mitzvah? Did you attend a formal religious school? What did you learn from these experiences? What close relationships within religion impacted your relationship with God? Have your religious beliefs changed from your upbringing? If so, what changed? What has remained constant? 

  6. Describe your beliefs as they stand currently. Things to cover based on your religious beliefs -- Blood is usually the first problem for vaccines for all faiths. We are created in the image of God - in God’s image: Human blood is sacred and must remain pure. The issue with blood that poses vaccination to be a sin is that (a) it is injected into one's bloodstream (b) vaccines contain blood which is prohibited and (c) vaccines alter our sacred human blood. (DO COPY WHAT I HAVE HERE) Please note that being against abortion is NOT enough to claim a religious exemption.

  7. You cannot just write that “there’s blood in vaccines”. You need to explain your Faith and relationship to God. Do not talk about Modern medicine in a general sense. You must focus specifically on VACCINATION. 

  8. If you were previously vaccinated -- write something to the effect of... the decision to be vaccinated was not mine, it was my parents as I was a minor/before the age of 18. Now as an adult, I make my own medical decisions. (DO NOT COPY WORD FOR WORD)

  9. Include scriptures!! 

  10. Summary statement.

Even with this information, if you are still having difficulty crafting your religious exemption letter, I can assist you.

I have workshops weekly at different times and days to accommodate people. Check my Facebook and Instagram for updates on when these workshop are.

You can also check the "events" tab!

I cannot guarantee that your school, college, or place of employment will approve your religious exemption. I work to the best of my ability to help you in writing your personalized religious exemption letter. If there is a denial, then the only recourse would be to file an appeal. You can appeal in the State Supreme Court, or file an administrative appeal to the Commissioner of NYSED (i.e. “section 310 appeal”) or the State that you reside in.

Winning an appeal is difficult. The burden is on you to prove the school, college, or business was “arbitrary and capricious.” A lawyer could cost $5,000 to $10,000.

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RESOURCES

Need to find scriptures:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search

Religious Exemptions to Vaccines for the Catholic Faith:

https://cogforlife.org/religious-exemptions-to-vaccines/

Religious Exemption Rules:

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/faqs/Religious-Exemption-Final-Rule

50-state Legislation on Religious Exemptions:

https://www.huschblackwell.com/newsandinsights/50-state-update-on-pending-legislation-pertaining-to-employer-mandated-vaccinations

Informative article below - Note you can write about aborted fetal tissue... but this is not enough! (You must talk about the issue of Blood in the vaccines, being made in the Image of God, etc...):

https://www.pdcnet.org/C1257D43006C9AB1/file/B3945E0E17A0025085257D94004A597D/$FILE/ncbq_2006_0006_0003_0145_0154.pdf

 

DO YOU NEED A LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM RELIGIOUS LEADER?

No!

Is your university/employer requiring you to send a letter of support by a religious leader? 

We have a letter available that you can send to institutions/employers that are requiring letters of support from religious leaders for your religious exemption. This letter explains how this is unconstitutional.

Disclosure - we cannot and do not guarantee that this letter will change the schools policy. We do our best to advocate and explain your rights.

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