Due to the large number of people asking for my religious exemption letter, I thought it would be prudent to put it up here so folks can use it as a point of reference should they choose to do so. Please note that since we care an awful lot about pronouns these days, you’ll want to make sure you change those throughout as well. If you have any questions, feel free to let me know!
To Whom It May Concern,
My name is Rev. Dr. Jason Garwood and I am writing today on behalf of FIRST AND LAST NAME to advocate for him [OR HER] as I understand you may require a religious exemption letter from a religious leader. As an Elder/Pastor in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, I trust you will honor this request knowing that it comes from deeply held religious convictions as it pertains to vaccination. I want to outline the logic behind the biblical/Christian position:
- The Bible states in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 that my body is considered the temple of the Holy Spirit and due to abhorrent ingredient list issued by the CDC, I cannot, in good conscience, participate in the vaccination program. To receive any vaccine would violate this Scripture and basic Christian doctrine, and thus it desecrate my “temple/body.”
- The Bible also states in Genesis 1:27 that we as humans are made in the image of God, which presupposes that our bodies have legitimate systems in place to handle viral or bacterial infection and/or disease. It is my religious conviction that the immune system God has created with both a cell-mediated response and humoral response, is sufficient and does not need any “help” from alchemist “scientists” who still have yet to provide the people of the United States with a double-blind, placebo controlled testing of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated. (As a result, vaccine efficacy is in serious question for which the CDC et. al., has not provided sufficient evidence).
- The Bible, which is my ultimate authority for faith and life, states in 1 Corinthians 2:5 that following God in all matters pertaining to life (including health, etc.) requires me to trust him first and foremost.
- The Bible teaches in 1 Corinthians 2:15 that “the spiritual person judges [discerns] all things but is himself to be judged by no one.” This means that I have the God-given right to discern and judge for myself, without coercion, the things I put in my body. Basic Christian doctrines says that no one is permitted to coerce me into violating my conscience.
I repeat, for further emphasis: To participate in any vaccine program, especially the COVID-19 vaccination program, is morally reprehensible, and would be, in the most serious of manner, an egregious breach of conscience and religion. [NAME] shares this belief.
The excipients list provided by the Center for Disease Control demonstrates the “unclean” nature of vaccines. Aluminum, thimerosal (mercury), formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, and strands of proteins from aborted fetal cells are among the chief culprits for why my religious beliefs declare the unclean and immoral nature of the vaccine program, especially the COVID-19 vaccine program (see Job 14:4).
Religious convictions do not necessitate cross-examination and voluminous explanation. I have stated very clearly that my Christian convictions regarding the safety and efficacy of vaccines puts me at odds with the vaccine schedule. The excipient list provided by the CDC, which demonstrates the toxicity of the vaccine program, is morally repugnant and violates my conscience and religious convictions in a most grievous way. To inject foreign substances in my body violates the basic tenants of my Christian faith.
Regarding medical experiments and procedures, the first point of the ten points of the Nuremberg Code specify the nature of individual choice regarding the practice of medicine: “The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.”
Biblical religion is one of individual freedom and responsibility to protect life and prevent injury, and it rejects coercion being the means of administering medicine. I repeat for further emphasis: [NAME’S] deeply held religious beliefs do not allow him to participate in the COVID-19 vaccine program, and to do so would be a reprehensible violation of both doctrine and conscience.
While it is possible that [NAME] may or may not have allowed in the past for vaccines to be injected into his person, this in no way gives carte blanche permission for this exemption to be rejected and for your organization to force him to take them again. A person’s change in conviction when light is shed on a doctrine means that a person is now in a position to do better, for newly acquired ethical conviction happens all of the time. [NAME’S] conviction on the matter has awakened his conscience and to go back on this would be detrimental to his faith.
Therefore, [NAME] is exercising his rights under Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Law of 1964, section 12, to receive religious exemption to immunizations due to his genuine and sincere religious beliefs.
Thank you for your time and consideration.