How to Write a Family Religious Exemption Letter
The below, My Family Religious Exemption Letter, was originally posted in December 2020 and updated today, September 1st, 2021 to be included as Post #1 in the ongoing series of religious exemption examples. The point of the series is to give readers access to examples of how other people have worded their personal and deeply held religious beliefs. If you haven’t yet, please go back to the first post titled, “Read this before Writing a Religious Exemption”, as it holds some very valuable insight.
Because I know many won’t go back and read it though, I’m going to list the single more important thing you MUST know in order to get a religious exemption approved… I’m serious, remember this….
The importance of writing your own Family religious exemption letter
The law states your exemption must be a sincere, deeply held religious belief. That is your beliefs and no one else. Check out the FAQ here if you have more questions regarding the legalities and resources around them.
Another reason to write the family religious exemption in your own words is many other people are looking to write and file their first religious exemption to vaccines this year too, who knows what the future may hold but having your genuine beliefs that are truly personal to you may one day make all the difference.
My Family Religious Exemption Letter (Not for Print or sale)
To whom this may concern,
My name is Tara Eveland and I am writing this letter to provide insight into my families deeply held religious beliefs. We ask this to be considered a religious exemption to all vaccines, per Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In this letter I will state exactly what we believe, what we oppose, as well as list the specific ingredients in question with regards to vaccination.
1. We oppose any and all human derived ingredients in vaccines.
We believe the human body was created in the image of God and is the temple of the Holy Spirit (God in us)
In our home we believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ as taught in the King James Bible. We do not believe in abortion and hold this value to be inherent to our faith. We do not support abortions in any way, shape, or form. We believe it is directly against God to kill any living organism. (Yes, I mean any, we catch and release our pantry mice as well as bugs in our home) We believe life is precious and given by God, at the moment of conception. Because of this strong belief we opt out of any vaccines that include any human derived ingredients (listed individually below).
2. We oppose any and all animal derived ingredients in vaccines.
We believe animals were created by God and as humans we are called to care for them, hunt and use them for our needs, but we are separate biologically.
We believe animals are to be cared for, used by mankind as resources, but are biologically different than the human body, which is Gods temple. We believe injecting animal cells/DNA into our human bodies directly goes against what God called us to do with animals AND is a change to the ‘temple’ of God, our own human bodies that were made ‘perfectly’ in His image.
3. We oppose any and all vaccines that use our God given RNA, mRNA, or any other derived form of DNA to alter/add to what God originally created.
We believe our human body is perfectly created in His image and we are ordered to care for it as a temple that houses our God. We trust our God given immune system without altering it or enhancing it in any way that utilizes or seeks to alter the original temple.
We have seen newer vaccines coming to market utilizing the bodies own DNA/messenger DNA (mRNA) in hopes of creating some immunity to viruses. This directly goes against our believes that we are made perfect in the image of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Specific ingredients we oppose include the following & any other human or animal derivatives used in current or future vaccines:
Human-diploid fibroblast cell cultures:, WI-38, MRC-5 (human diploid) cells, MRC5 cellular proteins (baby boy), Human serum albumin, VERO cells (monkey kidney cells), CMRL 1969 medium (supplemented with calf serum), (MDCK) cell protein + MDCK cell DNA (derived from Female Cocker Spaniel kidney tissue),WI-38 human diploid lung fibroblasts, MRC-5 cells, human albumin (blood protein from human plasma), Casein (bovine/cow protein), Bovine calf serum + any other human or animal ingredients we are not aware of at the time of writing this.
We do not consent to any injections using any sort of ingredients derived from humans, animals, or any other possible DNA altering of any kind to the original temple God created. We ask that our religious exemption be respected in alignment with Title 7 and our family remain exempt from vaccinations.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
Source/A table listing vaccine excipients and media by excipient can be found in:
Grabenstein JD. ImmunoFacts: Vaccines and Immunologic Drugs – 2013
(38th revision). St Louis, MO: Wolters Kluwer Health, 2012.
Note from twitter and author of this blog: This isn’t meant to be a copy and paste for your own letter. I wanted to share my writing to encourage others to start writing their own deeply held religious believes down on paper/make public/ so if needed post 2020, it is well documented and ready to go to necessary parties. I myself plan to print copies + send copies of this to my current affiliated companies , school board, etc. now rather than wait for later. I encourage you to do the same. Please study the law and learn about ADA and Title 7 exemptions that employees should have knowledge of. Lastly, Hold fast church, You were born for a time such as this. ❤️ Tara Eveland Dec. 10, 2020