We appeal to Christians to press on toward vaccine policy reform, and to join in our resolution to call for the following:

WHEREAS, the passage of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, and subsequent Supreme Court ruling in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, removed vaccine injury and death from the civil court system established by the 7th Amendment to the US Constitution, shielded companies from lawsuits when their defectively designed products kill or harm individuals, and created a lack of Constitutional accountability that has devastated vaccine safety; and

WHEREAS, mandatory vaccination compels Christians to participate in practices that may be contrary to their beliefs, including doing business with the abortion industry, robbing believers of their 1st Amendment right to the free exercise of religion; and

WHEREAS, agencies within the US Department of Health and Human Services, hold multiple patents on vaccines, and are profit partners with the vaccine industry that HHS regulates; and

WHEREAS, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a position calling for the removal of all religious vaccine exemptions in the United States; and

WHEREAS, access to any serious and scholarly arena for debate has been denied to believers adversely impacted by vaccine policy, leaving discussion on these often life or death medical choices to become points of dissension and disunity in arguments on the internet, and discord in the church; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That we call for the restoration of the 7th Amendment rights of Americans to sue vaccine makers for vaccine injury and death in civil court; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we call for the removal of all vaccine mandates, so that believers may exercise, without coercion, their conscience, as well as free, prior, and informed consent in vaccination; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we call on all government agencies to relinquish their ownership of vaccine patents; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we call individual church bodies to adopt a position statement on vaccination, holding that:

  • No civil magistrate or ecclesiastical authority has the right to mandate or coerce vaccination
  • Any civil or ecclesiastical authority who attempts to mandate vaccination through coercion, is acting tyrannically and is in sin
  • Attempts to impede fellowship in the body of Christ for the unvaccinated, by a believer, is divisiveness and, unless repented of, is grounds for church discipline
  • Affirming that quarantine of the sick is a biblical and wise practice
  • Denying that the unvaccinated can be assumed to carry diseases for which they have not been vaccinated; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we call for the creation of a recognized forum, inside the Church, associated with Christian Universities, where believers have standing to discuss vaccines, science, and other medical controversies, ending the bullying and harassment of disciples of Christ based on their medical choices.