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Religious freedom is an unalienable right protected by the US Constitution. The right to exercise our religious freedom and forgo vaccination is an "exception" to the rule rather than an "exemption." Learn your rights below, see examples and webinar replays to get a full understanding of what it means to explain "your Faith."
Guidance issued by the NJ Department of Health under Governor Christie in 2017. It provides explanation and specific language for medical and religious exemptions applicable today.
Use this to draft your own that speaks to your beliefs. Review the list above for direction. If this is denied see other letter examples or contact a Health Freedom Lawyer.
This draft has some example you may use from biblical texts, but watch the Religious leaders webinar below for a deeper understanding. You must feel comfortable speaking to your own faith.
Religious Exemption to Mandated Covid Injections for Muslims from Truth & Light Ministries
If your religious exemption/exception letter is denied, write another one. You cannot be discriminated against for your faith. See this example that states why. You may hire a health freedom lawyer to write a follow-up letter on your behalf.
You do not need to go into great detail for your K-12 exemption in New Jersey. See this example. It is all you need to do, besides FIGHTING to KEEP our freedom of religion.
It is not necessary to write this long letter or use a notary, but see below for those that would like this option. Also, stay connected to fight the legislation against religious freedom. See "Bills We Oppose."
Below you will find many webinars about religious and medical exemptions. Medical is nearly impossible to qualify for, but these same reasons can count as religious. Watch the religious leaders webinar below for greater detail.
The purpose of this guide is to aid you in writing a statement that explain to your school or employers that you are exempt from any immunizations and medical testing procedures because of your genuine and sincere personal religious beliefs which are inconsistent with these medical procedures & experimentation. This is an exception to the rule and the First Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees that you are able to exercise your rights to follow, and adhere to, the religious tenets and practices of your faith.
See the following detailed example as an Affidavit. You may remove the notary portion of any example to use as a letter. Affidavits can be used in court as a sworn statement. Watch the webinar replays below for more examples from religious leaders to help you explain how you relate this belief to your faith.
Pointers for submitting your written notice:
Applicable law has been interpreted to mean that a religious belief is subject to protection even though no religious group espouses such beliefs or the fact that the religious group to which the individual professes to belong may not advocate or require such belief. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended Nov. 1, 1980; Part 1605.1-Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Religion. On the U.S. Supreme Court level in Frazee V. Illinois Dept. of Security, 489 U.S. 829, it was found that a state may not deny an exemption simply because a person is not a member of a formal religious organization.
See the following example for an Affidavit if necessary in the case where your Religious Exemption is denied. If your religious exemption is denied, you may want to have a lawyer follow up on your behalf that is well versed in medical freedom advocacy.
We recommend you push back against the segregation based on your health status. Sign-up and get connected with NJStandsUp. If you are discriminated against let us know! To be discriminated against or treated differently for your religious beliefs and practices is not acceptable. Your employer or school should recognize that based on your sincerely held faith you are exempt from any vaccinations, injections, and testing of any kind. You are NOT to be segregated or treated differently for your faith, since doing so would interfere with the free exercise of your religious rights.
Andrea Grace and Anna Lopez speak with Student Emily Rinaldi about her experience as a student and employee of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
Explained: Her R.E is accepted, but employment terminated from school.
Unite with other students at your school.
See Full Webinar Replay HERE: https://youtu.be/IC45hRQtq7Y
Experts Anna Lopez, Dr. Wax, DO, Dana Wefer, Esq., and Andrea Grace speak to college students and parents about the best strategies for navigating medical mandates to return to school.
Recorded, June 29, 2021
Disclaimer: Medicals are extremely difficult to obtain. Religious seems to be more attainable with less information. If you have an ally in your doctor, go for it.
See Full Webinar Replay HERE with
Dr. Wax, lawyer Dana Wefer, Andrea Grace and Anna Lopez (2hr): https://youtu.be/IC45hRQtq7Y
You are not alone in wanting to protect your God-given right to decide what medical procedures you decide for yourself and your family.
See more videos regarding Religious and Medical Exemptions below
Full Webinar Replay
Nurse Jen and NJStandsUp's Anna Lopez meet for an open Q&A session to empower nurses and practitioners regarding their medical and religious freedom.
This forum was recorded, August 5, 2021
Watch Full Webinar Replay Here -Many religious examples mentioned throughout for your reference It was deeply spiritual, inspirational and educational to learn from our faith leaders Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Smith, Rabbi Michoel Green, Pastor Philip Rizzo, Father Michael Copenhagen, and Imam Shahid Abdullah, and also uplifting to hear the success stories from college students Cait Corrigan and Brandi Clark. Thank you Pamira Bezmen for putting together this informative group together.
Anna Lopez speaks at the TCNJ Rally in Ewing, NJ
Explained: That you are not lying because you had a change of heart! Your Faith is YOUR OWN. You can interpret your faith the way you see fit because it is your faith, no one else's.
Refuse the schools forms - Submit your own letter!