Your Religious Beliefs and The Basis of Taking a Religious Exemption
I provide in the links at the bottom of this page my religious beliefs concerning the mandated Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines which I believe are God-given Biblical reasons for rejecting them. They will also apply to any mRNA vaccines that are developed in the future.
My goal is to educate Christians on what I believe God has revealed in the Scriptures concerning the intereference of these vaccines in the God-designed human immune system and as a result their violation of God's will for humanity. My religious beliefs are given because I want to teach you what I believe as a minister of Jesus Christ and Bible teacher which is the result of my study and careful examination of the Scriptures. My ministry is not about helping you obtain a religious exemption, so much as it is about teaching you what the Scriptures say about these issues of medical science and then have you embrace the truths if you so choose to believe and accept them. Then based on those beliefs, help you obtain a religious exemption. Many Christians once they look at these Scriptures can see the violation of God's will for them in taking these vaccines.
According to the ADA law, the religious beliefs you describe for your employer must be sincerely held religious beliefs. This is important because we as Christians must be sincere in following the law. Also, as Christians we are committed to learning what the Scriptures say about vaccines and other medical science issues. When you read over these religious beliefs, you must understand them, choose to accept them, and believe them so they become your personal sincerely held religious beliefs which you would do for any other issues you face in life. You must also be able to articulate them in your own words on a form or in an interview.
The Religious Exemption Process Explained
Step 1: Tell the HR department you want to formally request a religious exemption for the mandated COVID-19 vaccines.
As soon as your employer notifies you that they will be mandating a vaccine or vaccines, you need to immediately request a religious exemption from the HR department. The HR department will either give you a form to fill out or ask you to write a personal letter stating your religious beliefs and how or why the mandated vaccine or vaccines violate your religious beliefs.
Step 2:Fill Out the Religious Exemption Request Form from your Employer or write a Personal Letter.
If you want to use my clergy statement or letter, we must share the same religious beliefs about the Covid-19 vaccines. My clergy letter addresses my religious beliefs, not just any beliefs because I want to make sure they are Biblically sound. So, our beliefs from the Bible must match when you turn in your personal statement and my clergy statement or letter. If you want to add your own additional reasons in your personal letter that is up to you, but I do not recommend it. But what you write should be in your own words, articulatng your sincerely held religious beliefs.
Suggestions on how to fill out the Form or what to put in your personal letter is in on the webpage in the links below.
No political beliefs should be on the form or in the personal letter. For example do not write a "I think it is wrong to mandate the vaccines." This form or letter is for religious beliefs only.
No safety issues about the vaccines should be put on the form or in the letter. For example, "I believe that the Covid-19 vaccines contain chemicals that are injurious to the human body."
Step 3:You Can Download My Clergy Statement with Documentation and Attach It to Your Form or Personal Statement.
Some employers want a public statement by a clergy member of the religious beliefs you are articulating on your Religious Exemption Request. They require that it be published on a website or in print by the Christian minister. My Clergy Statement provides this for you. I also add scientific documentation of my beliefs.
You can download a clergy statement on the webpage in the link below and attach it to your religious exemption request whether it is requested by the employer or not.
Step 4: You can request a Clergy Letter from Rev. Ron Jones (Email Address in Blue Box Below)
Some employers require a personal clergy letter with your name on it confirming your religious beliefs you are articulating on your Religious Exemption Request rather than a published clergy statement.
YOU SHOULD NOT REQUEST A CLERGY LETTER AND TURN IT IN UNLESS EMPLOYER REQUESTS IT. REV. JONES WILL NOT ISSUE A CLERGY LETTER UNLESS YOUR EMPLOYER REQUESTS IT.
If your employer requests a clergy letter, then send an email request with a copy of the employer instruction to get a clergy letter to Rev. Jones at the email address below in the blue box.
If you need a clergy letter and you are a week away from your deadline, you can DM him on Instagram (@rjtitusinstitute). If you DM him, he will respond in a timely manner.
Religious Exemption for the Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J Vaccines
EEOC Religious Exemption for Vaccination Mandates
Acccording to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, you have a right to ask for a religious exemption if you are mandated by your company to get a vaccine and you have a sincerely held religious belief that prevents you from taking it. This applies to ALL STATES.
EEOC Employer Limits
The EEOC also explains that an employer cannot reject an employee's religious exemption request based "on their disagreement with an employee's belief; their opinion that the belief is unfounded, illogical, or inconsistent in some way; or their conclusion that an employee's belief is not an official tenet or endorsed teaching of any particular religion or denomination."
Religious Exemptions Denials - What To Do
If you have further questions, please email me.