10/18/21 Updated religious exemption template
Vaccine Religious Exemption
As my religious exemption is already a federal requirement for employers according to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, I respectfully request a reasonable accommodation so that I can maintain my employment with your firm.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 prohibits employers from discrimination for religious beliefs.
SEC. 2000e-2. [Section 703]
(a) Employer practices
It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer –
(1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; or
(2) to limit, segregate, or classify his employees or applicants for employment in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Section 12 of the EEOC interprets Title 7 as follows:
These protections apply whether the religious beliefs or practices in question are common or non-traditional, and regardless of whether they are recognized by any organized religion. The test under Title VII’s definition of religion is whether the beliefs are, in the individual’s “own scheme of things, religious.” Belief in God or gods is not necessary; nontheistic beliefs can also be religious for purposes of the Title VII exemption as long as they “‘occupy in the life of that individual “a place parallel to that filled by . . . God” in traditionally religious persons.’” The non-discrimination provisions of the statute also protect employees who do not possess religious beliefs or engage in religious practices. EEOC, as a federal government enforcement agency, and its staff, like all governmental entities, carries out its mission neutrally and without any hostility to any religion or related observances, practices, and beliefs, or lack thereof.
As a Christian, I am opposed to all gene therapy injection, including those designed to treat Covid-19. It is against my religious belief to accept an experimental gene therapy that allows synthetic code to enter the cells. I believe that we were created in God’s image and I refuse to jeopardize my salvation by defiling my body which is the temple of God.
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. (1 Corinthian 3:16-17)
I await your response on the terms of my accommodation.
Peggy Hall created a new video that describes the laws that prevent businesses from religious discrimination. Please take the time to watch this important video that can protect you.
The Healthy American website has valuable documents that can help you with schools, employers or medical settings.
Permitted Vaccine Exemptions by State: https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/vaccine-exemptions-by-state
If you are unable to locate your state statute, or if you’re in a state that does not have a vaccine exemption statute, please reference Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act for employment exemption.