Religious Exemption Letter Template
To whom it may concern:
I am seeking a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination policy of
The reasons for my request are as follows:
- My personal religious belief prevents me from being able to take any of the available COVID-19 vaccines because, in one way or another, they all employ cell lines derived from aborted children, and my personal religious conviction compels me to abstain from any cooperation, direct or indirect, in abortion, which I view as the killing of innocents1.
- My religion is Catholic. The Catholic Church teaches that “vaccination is not, as a rule, a moral obligation and that, therefore, it must be voluntary.” Thus, the Catholic Church teaches that I must not be forced to take a COVID-19 vaccine2.
- I also am a member of the Catholic organization the Confraternity of Our Lady of Fatima under the the guidance of Bishop Athanasius Schneider who, on this issue of conscience, has come down against any use of the available abortion-derived vaccines because it would be sinful to cooperate, even indirectly, in the crime of abortion3.
- I must stress, however, that even if I were not Catholic, my personal religious belief would be the same. I cannot have anything to do with vaccines that are connected in any way to the act of abortion. I could not live with myself if I were forced to be injected with any such vaccine4.
For these reasons, therefore, I request that _________________________ accommodate my sincerely held personal religious belief that I cannot take any of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines because of their connection to what I believe to be the grave sin of abortion, which I cannot condone and in which I cannot participate in any way.