As you know, we have previously provided Religious Exemption forms for both students and employees. Several people have successfully used these to obtain exemptions from vaccine mandates, others have had the same exemption form rejected.
We have recently learned of resources from a new organization, the Washington Human Rights Council (WHRC). This is critical information and applies to any employer, federal, Washington State, or private.
For an overview of their process, we highly recommend you watch the 18-minute presentation at https://vimeo.com/622630021. The presenter explains how these mandates violate current federal and Washington State law and then describes a process for declining the vaccination based on your LEGAL right to a religious exemption.
We believe their approach is a wise one and urge you to prayerfully consider it, along with other resources you may deem appropriate, as you seek the Lord for wisdom to respond in your situation. (For example, we are learning that it is not necessary – and may be detrimental – to provide too much information in your submission.)
The forms that the video presenter discusses can be downloaded here: https://marchforfreedomwa.com/stand-up/. They include a template cover letter for you to tailor to your situation and then submit to your employer / school with the Constructive Notice and Statement of Declination/Claim of Religious Exemption as attachments For ease of reference, we downloaded these and other info documents and combined them into a single pdf, which you can download below. These documents are current as of 11 October 2021. Recommend you check the web site for latest versions.
During this time of increasing lawlessness, it is impossible to guarantee that our legal and constitutional rights will be respected. We must all seek the Lord Jesus about what to do and say with these exemptions. Then just put your trust in Jesus, which you will never regret doing, no matter what happens.