The SHOT: Possible Religious Exemption …

My Son Samuel, is an attorney and for friends, has written the following request for exemption, to use in work situations. I can’t guarantee it will work, but he puts the issues well and succinct. I asked for permission to post this and he granted it…

To whom it may concern: I am writing to notify you of my religious and philosophical objections to the COVID-19 vaccine, and to request a reasonable accommodation and exemption on the basis of those objections. 

As a Christian, I believe that all life is sacred and bears the image of God.  Consequently, I believe that the act of abortion is deeply immoral.

I cannot in good conscience receive any vaccine which uses, benefits from, is derived from, or is in any way connected to fetal cell lines. For me, to receive the vaccine would be to endorse and turn a blind eye to what I believe to be a grave sin.

Additionally, please understand that the principles of bodily autonomy, bodily integrity, and informed consent are central to my worldview. I am deeply opposed to any mandate that would result in the non-consensual penetration of my body as a condition of employment–especially in the absence of any long term, peer reviewed studies relating to potential side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Based on my sincerely held religious and philosophical beliefs, I cannot in good conscience receive any of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines. Furthermore, I understand that the right to live in accordance with my convictions free of discrimination or coercion in this context is protected by a large, well-established body of law, including but not limited to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (and other federal law), as well as Iowa constitutional and statutory law. 

Based on the foregoing, I am hereby requesting a reasonable accommodation and full exemption from any Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

He told me to let people know they can feel free to use this to submit requests for exemption… Hope this helps, Pastor Bill Randles

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21 Responses to The SHOT: Possible Religious Exemption …

  1. Worth a shot (no pun intended) but be ready to be questioned about what other medications you are willing to take. Apparently many medicines are tested on these cell lines. Advil, Ibuprofen and Aspirin for starters. So the employers/doctors etc might quiz you as to whether you would forego your own medications or pain relief medications.

    • billrandles says:

      good point brother. I had no idea about ibuprofen and aspirin, being composed of fetal stem cells.

    • Stan says:

      .The question of taking or not taking the vaccine has not been about my faith but rather personal preference. As Kwazulu Mission stated that fetal stem cells have been used in testing of other meds that I am sure we all have taken.I appreciate help for those that are being mandated to take vaccine in order to retain employment,but if one of my brothers or sisters takes the vaccine( not because they want to but in order to keep a job) I encourage them that God is greater than a vaccine.I am reminded of when Paul was bite by the serpent and no harm came to him or Mark 16:18. God bless

  2. DH says:

    Thank you, to you and your son, for reaching out with that assistance.
    It is surreal to see this imminent threat on a national/global level.
    We know that it will only continue in intensity. But, WE can “LOOK UP”, knowing our redemption is drawing near! Praise the LORD for that SURE HOPE – the Anchor for our souls!

    LORD, be our Guard…
    And strengthen us to continue to stand for TRUTH and what is according to YOUR will –
    not anyone else’s.

  3. Veronica O’Rourke says:

    Thank you Pastor Bill
    And please thank Samuel..
    I work in health care and The mandate for this is unbelievable. I have a rare blood disorder that causes bleeding and clotting, and as I do my research on some of the side effects of these Pfizer Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines they all can cause bleeding, clotting,and paralysis. I have a hematologist who tells me I should still consider getting this vaccine. There truly is something very nefarious behind all of this.: All along it has been my religious conviction to not receive this vaccine. All I can say is ..To all my brothers and sisters in Christ,is to lift up your head because your redemption draws near. Please pray for one another, love one another. and praise our coming King,The Lord Jesus Christ .please tell someone about him today God bless you all.

    • billrandles says:

      I agree Veronica, this is about much more than the public health…we are being psychologically assaulted as a people…Maranatha!

      • James David says:

        It’s taken me a while to research but here it is in a nutshell.
        The Novel Coronavirus is not real. What is a novel? It has to be a fictional story.
        A virus is bloodborne not airbourne. Even the cold or flu is not airbourne but is carried in moisture. Virus is infectious by blood. The only way to test for a virus is to take a blood sample. Send it off to the lab for the results.
        The first injection has a personal Product Number. The arm can be scanned with an app using a mobile phone. Each persons Product Number appears on the screen. This is far more advance than a piece of paper called the Birth Certificate. This is now in the body & can not be taken out or altered like a Legal piece of paper. After a baby is born, they are given a full lawful Christian name, being under the Common Law of the Land (God’s Law Through Jesus Christ – Old & New Testaments – Magna Carta- Bill of Rights 1689, or the Constitution). After, the parents inform on their child & get them Birthed (as a ship) into the Legal Corporate Admiralty / Maritime Law of the Sea, they are then given a title with a family surname. These are in Dog Latin (capitals) which means the person is now dead & lost at sea with a Legal name in capitals as on their tombstane. Look on all your Legal Documents like Passport, Driving Licence. The law is alive (red ink) & the Legal is dead (black ink)
        The injection (not a vaccination otherwise there would involve immunity) contains mRNA. This is gene therapy, also known as GMO or genetic engineering. Once a man or woman is genetically modified, they are no longer considered human. Have no Human Rights with no recourse to the law. They are now owned physically, mentally & maybe spiritually (I don’t know about that. Maybe you or someone else can come up with some outlook on this but I know God said the days will be cut short as no flesh would be saved)
        Anyway, thanks for hearing me out & hope you can glean some info that makes common sense from this?

  4. findusready says:

    Thanks so much!

    Maranatha,….Perhaps Today! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem;  they shall prosper that love thee.(Psalm 122:6) Love, Sue

  5. GJ says:

    The visual evidences i.e. video of the destruction of the jab, testimonies, combined with against the will, equals murder. No… I can’t turn the tide… it’s an evil world… but, I can give testimony stating my belief and position in defense of created in the image of God.

    This weekend I was thinking about how Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Corrie ten Boom, and others approached what they did. A couple of quotes I found…

    “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    When A Nation Forgets God written by Dr. Erwin Lutzer… shared an eyewitness account of how some church members reacted to the Nazism of their times:
    “I lived in Germany during the Nazi Holocaust. I considered myself a Christian. We heard stories of what was happening to Jews, but we tried to distance ourselves from it because what could we do to stop it. A railroad track ran behind our small church and each Sunday morning we could hear the whistle in the distance, and then the wheels coming over the tracks. We became disturbed when we heard the cries coming from the train as it passed by. We realized that it was carrying Jews like cattle in the cars. Week after week the whistle would blow. We dreaded to hear the sound of those wheels because we knew that we would hear the cries of the Jews in route to a death camp. Their screams tormented us. We knew the time the train was coming, and when we heard the whistle blow, we began singing hymns. By the time the train came past our church, we were singing at the top of our voices. If we heard the screams, we sang more loudly and soon we heard them no more.” And then the eyewitness shared with Pastor Lutzer, “ Although years have passed, I still hear the train whistle in my sleep. God forgive me, forgive all of us who called ourselves Christians and yet did nothing to intervene.”

    Some other discusson on p.5 about Bonhoeffer and Luzer

    Click to access Lamplighter_SepOct14_Lutzer.pdf

    • Guy West says:

      For real nerds and philosophers, I recommend: The Ominous Parallels, The End of Freedom in America, Dr. Leonard Piekoff. Favorite quote paraphrased, people wonder how this could have happened to the nation of poets and philospophers? It was caused by those poets and philosophers. Its a heavy read both in topic and as a scholarly philosophy book. And its prescient, prediction our day decades in advance.

  6. Evie Glasgow says:

    I have heard from a Dr that fetal cells are often taken from miscarried babies or from the umbilical cord of premature babies. These cells are then used to make a synthesised version to put Into injections.

  7. Stan says:

    I have made two comments that have not been posted, which is in the power of the moderator,which I have to respect. The last comment I would make considering religious exemption,is be careful our hands are clean.What I mean is we should be informed of other meds,product lines ,food items ect. that we purchase. Some of the companies which produce them are strongly Antichrist ( I thank Kawazulu Mission for his comment) .If you are convicted by the Holy Ghost not to get the vaccine then don’t receive it,but don’t seek legal means to keep what you may lose by the conviction, give God glory and trust Him. If it is the matter of not wanting something injected into your body without consent then use the legal means at ones disposal if you so choose.Many brothers and sisters will probably face the decision to vaccinate or not in order to keep their jobs,it is a tough spot,my advice is to seek God and be at peace.God bless

  8. Luke says:

    Personally, I suspect Romans 14:13-23 and Mark 7:18-20 have some relevance here. If someone is seriously convicted not to get the vaccine, then I respect that and visa-versa.
    It becomes problematic if we start preaching it as “evil” either way – as you may be inadvertently causing someone serious harm.

  9. GJ says:

    It’s greivious… and maybe I’m reacting to such.

    When they force, discriminate, single-out, and punish choice to reject… I believe it crosses the line and reveals content and intent. It’s no longer a matter a personal innocent choice that has no effect on others… as does sexual violation of another, including rape.

    To not eat clean/unclean meats does not relate to losing your job/career/business, access of food and services to live… and possible being imprisoned, I believe this leads to the same force and effect the “yellow Star of David” had…replayed with the “mark of the beast”.

    KJV , in vs 6, uses… “any matter”. Does any matter mean… “any matter”?

    1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:6 That no man go beyond and defraud [violate the rights and take advantage of… NASB] his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

    • Stan says:

      It seems one of the greatest threats of not taking the vaccine now is loss of employment.It has and will continue to happen,I believe as you state the severity of punishment will increase.When these things take place and they will, I believe the Church will shine bright and give God glory in our love for one another.Brothers and Sisters be ready and prepared to help each other, we may be called to open our homes,give financial support ect. Then they will know we are His by our love for on another.Love and God bless all.

  10. Hendrik Visage says:

    Though I totally agree with the questionability of the vaccines, I did stumble on these that questions quite a bit on the “fetal cell lines” argument being used in this response:


  11. mrcruise57 says:

    On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 5:46 PM Pastor Bill Randles Blog wrote:

    > billrandles posted: ” My Son Samuel, is an attorney and for friends, has > written the following request for exemption, to use in work situations. I > can’t guarantee it will work, but he puts the issues well and succinct. I > asked for permission to post this and he granted” >

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