We know that many of you are looking for information about religious exemptions to the COVID "vaccine," so we have rounded up the following resources from around the internet in the hopes that you will find what helps you in your situation! We will add to this page as more resources are brought to our attention.
Please note that every situation is different, so we cannot provide many specifics, but knowledge is the key! That's why we recommend you study these resources if you will attempt a legal recourse to a vaccine mandate. Know what you're getting yourself into, know what will be expected of you, know what they legally can and cannot do, so you are able to defend yourself!
John Birch Society
Robert Owens, a former lawyer, has the following advice:
At the end of the day, you have a right to enforce your religious exemption. There's nothing they can do about it…
He discusses what you can do "if you are denied or if you are given an unreasonable accommodation." Be aware that, in these cases, you will have to file a lawsuit, and that it will take several months, but that there are groups such as Liberty Counsel who may take your case if you can't find local representation.
You need to be ready now to have sort of a long-haul approach to it, but understand this: at the end of the day there's no question that you will prevail. In fact, even the Biden administration, when there was a secret recording of DOJ lawyers trying to advise the Biden administration on how to best bully and control Americans to give up their religious exemption rights, even they admitted at the end of the day those claims are going to be valid and there's nothing they can do about them.
It might cost you $15,000 to $200,000 to go through this process, but:
At the end of the day you're going to get all your money back, you're going to get your job restored, you're going to have all your fees paid, and you're going to have all your legal fees paid, as well.
- a Vaccine Exemption Guide Video
- a legal help form
- sample letters for requesting a religious exemption
- a memo on the lawfulness of questioning religious beliefs
- guides for proceeding if your request is denied, or approved but with unpaid leave
- and more.
Other Helpful Resources
This "COVID-19 Vaccination Religious Exemption Form
," from the city of Columbus, Ohio, will give you an idea of the types of questions you may be asked by your employer. PLEASE NOTE: This is a PDF download.
You may find something interesting in "What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,
" put out by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). You will specifically want to have a look at section K.12., entitled "Under Title VII, how should an employer respond to an employee who communicates that he or she is unable to be vaccinated for COVID-19 (or provide documentation or other confirmation of vaccination) because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance?"
You will also want to read through "Section 12: Religious Discrimination
," also put out by the EEOC. It provides legal guidance for employers and EEOC investigators as they navigate religious exemptions.
If you would like something more formal from a religious organization, you may wish to submit a "Religious Exemption Letter Request" to the Evangelistic Ministries of Anita Martir Rivera
. All it takes is an email and a small donation to her ministry.
Finally, the MassCentral.com website has an article from August 23, 2021, entitled "Covid Vaccine Religious Exemption Documents are posted By GAB CEO
," that includes several downloadable documents, including for active-duty military, Orthodox Christians, Catholics, and others.
We at Defending Idaho wish you all the best as you navigate these crazy times! Above all, we remind you that, according to natural law, no one has the right to mandate you put anything harmful into your body, no matter what "the law" says! There is nothing from God or in the Constitution that authorizes such an act! We hope you can keep your jobs, but ultimately know that, whatever happens, if you will put your trust in God, everything will work out for your good and His name's glory!