COVID-19 Vaccine Religious Declination - Education
I am writing to you in regards to the COVID-19 experimental vaccines and wish to inform you that, due to religious purposes, I will not be taking this experimental biological agent. Denying me educational opportunities as a result of practicing my religious beliefs is religious discrimination and a violation of my civil liberties.
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution allows me the freedom to possess my individual religious beliefs and prohibits the government from interfering with the practice of those beliefs. The First Amendment therefore protects me from being forced to take part in any practices that go against my religious beliefs.
The First Amendment states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.19
Because I have devoted myself to the teachings of my faith, I cannot partake in any practice that engages in the dishonoring of children. It is known that the body parts of unborn babies are used in the testing and production of the COVID-19 experimental vaccines, and are contained in the products themselves. The Bible teaches that all children are a gift from God, even the unborn……
“For you created my inmost beings; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalms 139: 13-16)
God strictly forbids the slaughter of his children, and I will not disobey his word!
“Any Israelite or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children is to be put to death” (Leviticus 20: 1-3)
“You slaughtered my children and sacrificed them to the idols. Woe! Woe to you, declares the Sovereign Lord” (Ezekiel 16:21, 23)
Demanding I partake in practices that go against my religious beliefs is wrong and a clear violation of my First Amendment Right!
The Supreme Court defines religion as “any sincere and meaningful belief occupied by the possessor” and it “does not need to be stated in traditional terms to be protected by the First Amendment.” My religious beliefs and practices are therefore determined by me as well as the way I wish to practice them.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits educational discrimination “on the basis of race, color, national origin, language, sex, religion, and disability.” Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ensures that “all persons regardless of their religion are provided equal educational opportunities.” Therefore, you cannot deny me an education for practicing my First Amendment Right, Freedom of Religion. Doing so is religious discrimination and a violation of federal law!
I am aware that many Christian religions have changed their position on the divinity of human life in terms of the COVID-19 experimental vaccines, however, just because they have changed their values does not mean I will abandon mine! I will not be taking the COVID-19 experimental vaccine and ask that you do not discriminate against me or violate my civil liberties by denying my access to education opportunities as a result.