How to Resist Vaccination Coercion
Option A: For Christian Use Broadly
Step 1 - Read and Sign online the Christian Declaration on Freedom From Vaccination Coercion.
Step 2 - Print off the Declaration, sign, and use to declare your sincerely held beliefs.
Step 3 - Document all instances of discrimination and email firstname.lastname@example.org
Option B: For Christian University/College Students
Step 1 - Read and Sign online the Christian Declaration on Freedom From Vaccination Coercion.
Step 2 - Read and understand the Demand for Accommodation Letter by LCC Chief Litigator James Kitchen.
Step 3 - Print off both the Declaration (PDF) and the Letter (PDF). Take them into whatever campus office that deals with human rights and state that you are demanding the vaccine passport policy not be enforced against you because you religiously object to the COVID vaccine.
Alternatively, do the above by email, attaching the same documents.
Step 4 - Then, assert your rights by continuing to attend your classes, go to practices/games, live in your dormitory, etc.
Step 5 - Document all instances of enforcement, penalty, or discrimination and email email@example.com
A CHRISTIAN DECLARATION
ON FREEDOM FROM VACCINATION COERCION
In view of national and provincial regulations mandating vaccination passports, thereby limiting or denying access to goods, services, businesses, public venues, universities and colleges, as well as employment opportunities for unvaccinated persons, and in view of the fact that such mandates violate the conscience rights and bodily integrity of vaccinated and unvaccinated persons alike, we the undersigned issue the following sincerely-held declaration of Christian truth grounded in scripture, upholding the solemn and inherited right of every person to assert their freedom to decline any unwanted medical treatment or procedure, including vaccination without fear of discrimination, punishment or reprisal:
WHEREAS devout Christians have for centuries made invaluable contributions to the natural and medical sciences, the establishment of hospitals, the development of life-saving treatments, and the care of the sick and dying - manifesting the biblical view that God created the world, including our physical bodies with treatable properties, and that we are integral beings created in the image of God with inner (invisible) and outer (visible) constituents (Gen: 1,2, Exo. 20; Exo. 34, 1 Tim. 5:23);
AND WHEREAS Christians are commanded to live in light of God’s moral commands, including expressing love for one’s neighbour by resisting oppression and injustice, whether it be as a result of individual conduct or the actions of any State, agency or bureaucracy - including any immoral or unethical development such as coercive vaccination programs (Isa. 1:17; Matt. 22:39; Jam. 5:14);
AND WHEREAS Christians are instructed by Scripture to view their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit and to steward their bodies accordingly as creatures ultimately accountable to God (Rom. 12:1: 1 Cor. 3:17-20, 6:19-20, 7:1).
AND WHEREAS Christians are required to honour the sanctity of human life, including pre-natal human life and therefore protect unborn children from medical experimentation in the production of some vaccines (Gen. 1:27; Gen 9:6; Ps. 139:13-16);
AND WHEREAS Christian parents are instructed to nurture, provide for, and raise up their children in the Lord, a responsibility not given by God to the State or any other human agency (Deut. 6:5-9; Eph. 6:4);
AND WHEREAS every Christian is commanded not to pass judgement upon others over disputable matters, but rather to honour personal religious convictions and individual liberty (including anything one understands to be unhealthy such as certain foods, smoking, drinking alcohol, or employing experimental drugs for treating illness) (Rom. 14:19; 1 Cor. 8:1-13);
AND WHEREAS Christ is our supreme King and Lord, and we are subject to his final authority alone in all matters of life, faith and conscience (Eph. 4:4-6; Col. 1:16-18);
AND WHEREAS Christians recognize that they will one day stand before God to give an account for their lives and do therefore seek to exercise wisdom and discernment in all their decisions (2 Cor. 5:10; Rom. 12:2);
AND WHEREAS God created human beings and all the earth’s resources and called them to work and enjoy the fruit of their labour as a pre-political duty and right (prior to the existence of the state) and further clarifies this requirement by commanding people to work six days and rest on each sabbath in order to develop culture in obedience to God and provide for their families, thus freedom to work is an inalienable right that no person should be unjustly denied (Ex. 20:9; 1 Tim.5:8);
AND WHEREAS Christians are commanded to gather for worship and have done so weekly for centuries in recognition of Christ’s resurrection and are only restricted by Holy Scripture from participating due to unrepentant sin (Heb. 10:25; 1 Cor 14:1-40);
AND WHEREAS Christians and all Canadians are entitled to freedom of conscience and religion, expression, thought, opinion and belief, as fundamental freedoms in section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
WE THE UNDERSIGNED, representatives of various confessionally orthodox churches, denominations, organizations, and fellowships, ASSERT AND DECLARE that the following religious articles be honoured, maintained and protected in all the Provinces and Territories of the Dominion of Canada:
Article 1: That Christians shall remain free to decide for themselves whether to be vaccinated or unvaccinated, and shall maintain their bodily integrity by asserting their God-given freedom to decline participation in any medical experiment or vaccination program that violates their convictions and conscience before God.
Article 2: That Christian parents shall be afforded their divinely-inherited rights to decide whether their children shall be vaccinated or unvaccinated, that the State shall not interfere with this God-given right, and that their children shall not be subjects of discrimination, State-sponsored coercion, or stigma for their vaccination status.
Article 3: That Christians shall remain free from any coercion to receive, administer, or promote any vaccine that was derived directly or indirectly from aborted human fetal cell lines.
Article 4: That Christians shall remain free to pursue gainful employment, work, and engage in commerce without discrimination, and be free to maintain their God-given and inherited liberty to decline vaccinations in keeping with their conscience.
Article 5: That Christians shall remain free to enter houses of worship without having to provide proof of vaccination.
Article 6: That Christian students and teachers shall remain free to teach and attend at educational institutions without providing proof of vaccination status.
In keeping with the Word of God we call upon all citizens, public officials, courts, medical institutions, businesses, corporations, places of worship and education, to honour the conscience and sincerely-held beliefs of Christians, and refrain from drafting or implementing policy or legislation that violate or disallow the long-established freedom to decline participation in vaccination or medical treatment.
This statement summarizes the deeply held conviction of the undersigned and of all those citizens who join us in signing this declaration:
- Rev. Dr. Aaron Rock
- Rev. Dr. Michael Thiessen
- Rev. Dr. Joe Boot
- Rev. Dr. Rick Baker
- James S. M. Kitchen, J.D.
- Pastor Timothy Stephens
- Pastor Trevor Stephens
- Pastor Riley Toews
- Pastor David Harness Jr.
- Pastor Steve Bainbridge
- Pastor Greg Armstrong
- Pastor Chris Eelman
- Constable Jonathan Coote
- Marty Elson
- Michael Slauenwhite
- Jonathan Meadows
- Pastor Andrew DeBartolo
Demand for Accommodation Letter by LCC Chief Litigator James Kitchen
August 16, 2021
RE: Demand for Accommodation from Mandatory COVID Vaccination
I write as litigation counsel with Liberty Coalition Canada (“Liberty Coalition”). Liberty Coalition advocates for the liberty of Canadians, such as freedom of conscience and religion, the right to bodily autonomy, and the right to make personal health choices free of coercion. We represent the interests of students who have expressed to Liberty Coalition their deep concern regarding the recent move by universities and colleges to demand all or some of those on campus receive COVID vaccinations under the threat of penalization should they exercise their right to decline.
Duty to Accommodate Students who Decline COVID Vaccination due to Religious Beliefs
Pursuant to section 1 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, Ontario universities and colleges must not discriminate against students by denying accommodation, including accommodation for students unable to receive COVID vaccines due to their “creed”.
Any exclusion or penalization of students who decline to receive COVID vaccines due to their Christian or pro-life beliefs will be unlawful discrimination, including any testing requirements not imposed on all other students. Universities and colleges must accommodate students to the point of undue hardship. Refraining from excluding or imposing restrictions on unvaccinated students does not impose undue hardship on universities and colleges, as detailed below.
The Scientific Reality of COVID Vaccinations
The COVID vaccines available in Canada are “experimental” insofar as they have not been properly tested, are the result of accelerated development, use novel technology, and have only received “interim authorization” by various governments, not “approval”. This necessarily implies a degree of long-term risk associated with receiving a COVID vaccine, and, indeed, the long-term risks of the available COVID vaccines are entirely unknown.
Further, it has recently come to light that the COVID vaccines carry an alarming degree of short-term risks, up to and including serious cardiovascular harm, neurological harm, and even death. Unfortunately, like so many things regarding COVID, the COVID vaccines have become politicized and information regarding their potentially dangerous side effects is being suppressed.
However inconvenient, the fact is the COVID vaccines are not “safe”. As just one example of how the effects of some of the COVID vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna’s mRNA vaccines) are not what was initially promulgated, it is now known the spike protein does not stay within the area of the vaccine injection site, but rather travels to every part of the body, and that the spike protein may act as a toxin and collect in certain areas of the body (such as the ovaries), potentially causing permanent damage. The recent report by viral immunologist and Guelph University Professor, Dr. Byram Bridle explains how the COVID vaccines work, their experimental nature, and why they can be dangerous, among other things.
COVID-19 is Not Serious Enough to Outweigh the Risks of the COVID Vaccinations
COVID-19 is not an extremely severe or uncommonly deadly respiratory illness. Despite media fear-mongering and government propaganda, COVID-19, including any of its so-called variants, is not of “pandemic proportions”. The reality is COVID poses no credible threat to anybody under the age of retirement, except the very few who are significantly immunocompromised or have serious health conditions such as obesity. Further, asymptomatic people, otherwise known as “healthy” individuals, do not meaningfully contribute to the transmission of COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status.
Further still, it is now known (if not widely, due to the suppression of inconvenient information) that natural immunity is both widespread and provides even more effective protection than the vaccines against both the original strain of COVID and its subsequent variants.
In short, COVID vaccinations are not required to protect the “health and safety” of students, faculty, staff, or visitors to the reasonable degree required by law. Any reasonable accommodation or duty of care obligation on universities and colleges to the few individuals with physical disabilities or medical conditions that actually put them at any measurable degree of risk from COVID-19 can be discharged without incurring the incredibly undue hardship of mandating all students receive COVID vaccinations, even the ones who do not consent.
Students’ Charter Rights to Decline COVID Vaccinations
Any requirement that students unwillingly receive a COVID vaccination in order to attend classes, live on campus, or participate in athletics is unreasonable in light of the above. Any attempt to penalize a student for the reasonable decision to not receive a COVID vaccine will be unlawful.
As recently noted by the Court of Appeal of Alberta, public universities and colleges are bound by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms regarding certain aspects of the institution’s relationship with its students. In addition to being unlawful due to its unreasonableness, excluding students from full participation in all academic or extracurricular activities due to their unvaccinated status will infringe their rights to liberty and security of the person as guaranteed by section 7 of the Charter in a manner not in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice. For students who object to receiving COVID vaccines for religious or conscientious reasons, their section 2(a) Charter rights will also be infringed. These rights limitations are incapable of being demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
Security of the person protects the right of students to be free from action by their institution that threatens physical harm to their bodies. As already detailed, the available COVID vaccinations are potentially dangerous and unnecessary. Any coercion to accept a high risk and low benefit medical intervention such as the COVID vaccines implicates security of the person.
Liberty under section 7 of the Charter protects students’ right to bodily autonomy. Ownership and autonomy over the body and the ability to freely choose what does or does not enter one’s body is a critical aspect of individual liberty. Universities and colleges do not own or control students’ bodies and must never be permitted to act as if they do by coercing students to take COVID vaccines without their consent by penalizing them if they don’t. Liberty is egregiously interfered with by the threat of being excluded from classes, varsity athletics, or other programs and services if students decline to be unnecessarily injected with foreign, experimental substances that carry serious risks and limited benefits.
Freedom of conscience and religion guarantees the rights of students to manifest in their daily lives their sincerely held religious and conscientious beliefs. Students who are precluded from receiving COVID vaccines due to their pro-life and/or Christian beliefs have the Charter-protected right to decline COVID vaccination without being penalized by their university or college through the loss of access to classes, dormitories or athletics.
Requiring the indefinite twice weekly testing of students who decline COVID vaccines and/or refuse to disclose their vaccination status does nothing to justify the above rights violations. COVID testing is notoriously inaccurate and entirely useless in the face of the scientific reality that natural immunity is effective and widespread. Such an approach will only result in further rights violations when students are inevitably excluded following a “positive” test result. Further still, any exclusion or extra hurdles imposed, such as invasive testing every few days, as a result of a student’s refusal to receive, or disclose whether they have received, COVID vaccines is also an unjustified infringement of section 8 of the Charter, which protects students’ right to privacy regarding personal health decisions.
The decision to receive a vaccine, particularly the potentially dangerous, unnecessary, and experimental COVID vaccines, is a deeply personal health decision and, for some, a matter of deep personal conviction. Any student’s decision to decline the COVID vaccines that is rooted in a protected ground such as creed must not result in discriminatory treatment by the student’s university or college.
Liberty Coalition is prepared to take whatever steps necessary to defend the rights of students to not be excluded from any aspect of campus life because they decline COVID vaccines for religious or conscientious reasons.
James S. M. Kitchen
Liberty Coalition Canada