The following is a Sample Religious Exemption Request for COVID Shot Mandates for Students and Employees found on LC.org in a Reply to Florida from Liberty Counsel dated July 26, 2021 that also details the reasoning behind the exemption for people of faith. Liberty Counsel warns: DO NOT copy and paste the letter verbatim.
SAMPLE EMPLOYEE/STUDENT EXEMPTION LETTER
I’m writing to request a medical and religious exemption from [COMPANY NAME’s/COLLEGE NAME’s] COVID shot directive. I have prayed about how to respond to the COVID shot directive, in light of my [medical issues], and in light of my pro-life and other religious beliefs. I believe my body belongs to God and is the temple of his Holy Spirit. 1 Cor 6:19-20. I believe that innocent life is sacred to God, from conception, to birth, to natural death. (Jeremiah 1:5). I believe God’s promise that “if anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally.” I understand that the manufacturers of the COVID shots have used aborted fetal cell lines as part of their development or testing of vaccines. My faith prohibits me from participating in or benefiting from an abortion, no matter how remote in time that abortion occurred.
Jesus said the Holy Spirit will guide each person who repents of their sin and believes upon Him into all truth. As a believer in Jesus, the Holy Spirit lives in me. I have been a Christian for many years. I seek God’s will for my life through prayer, reading the Bible, and relying on the power of the Holy Spirit to help me to do God’s will.
It is against my faith and my conscience to commit sin. Sin is anything that violates the will of God, as set forth in the Bible, and as impressed upon the heart of the believer by the Holy Spirit. In order to keep myself from sin, and receive God’s direction in life, I pray and ask God for wisdom and direction daily. As part of my prayers, I have asked God for direction regarding the current COVID shot requirement.
As I have prayed about what I should do, the Holy Spirit has moved on my heart and conscience that I must not accept the COVID shot. If I were to go against the moving of the Holy Spirit, I would be sinning and jeopardizing my relationship with God and violating my conscience.
I’m therefore asking for an exemption from the COVID shot directive so that my conscience can remain clear before God. Thank you for your consideration.
Once again, Liberty Counsel states that you should not copy and paste this letter verbatim. Make it personal to you.
Liberty Counsel furthers states that “This letter does not create an attorney-client relationship or legal representation by Liberty Counsel. A separate contract will be executed if Liberty Counsel agrees to represent a specific client in a specific suit. We are willing to assist further, outside of litigation, to the extent resources permit. Any legal assistance we are able to provide is at no charge.”
For additional questions, or to inquire whether Liberty Counsel can assist further if the employer or institution rejects the request, please contact Liberty Counsel at www.lc.org/legal-help, via email at Liberty@lc.org; or via telephone at 407-875-1776.