December 14, 2021 (updated 11:00 a.m. Pacific time)
When COVID Legal USA launched in January, The COVID Blog was an afterthought. As a content marketer, this blogger understood that all companies need a blog to promote itself. And as a legal researcher and writer for business, criminal defense and constitutional attorneys, it was also understood that many people needed pro se assistance to save their businesses and livelihoods from COVID dystopia in 2021. But ultimately, starting this past summer, religious exemption requests became the primary market need from COVID Legal USA.
A religious exemption request from COVID-19 injections is essentially a college essay. You must articulate your “sincerely-held religious beliefs” that run contrary to receiving mRNA and viral vector DNA injections. You also must articulate “reasonable accommodations” for the exemption. But just like in high school and college, nobody (except nerds) likes writing essays, particularly ones that require legal arguments that reinforce religious arguments.
Black Christians and White Evangelicals targeted in houses of worship
We’ve pointed out numerous times that Black Americans of all political affiliations and Evangelicals of all races are the least likely people to receive mRNA or viral vector DNA injections. Mainstream media have said many times that the best way to coerce Black Americans into injections is through churches. The United States, in general, is still a Christian nation. But that status is fast diminishing, particularly since the turn of the millennium.
Pew data found that 77% of Americans identified as some sort of Christian in 2009. That number dropped to 65% by 2019. But one thing remains unchanged. Christians rely on God and their houses of worship in times of uncertainty and need. That is particularly the case when it comes to COVID-19 “vaccines” and all the dystopia since 2020.
Clergy and religious leaders are second to only doctors when it comes to trust in seeking advice on the COVID-19 “vaccines,” according to an October Pew survey. But that same survey found that 39% of clergy encourage people to receive injections versus only 5% who discourage it. The most glaring part of that data – 64% of historically Black Protestant clergy encourage people to get the injections. That’s compared to only 21% of Evangelical clergy encouraging the shots.
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There’s no definitive data as to how many Americans received injections in churches. It’s safe to say that at least 60% of all injections in the United States are administered at Walgreens, Walmart, CVS or some other retail pharmacy. But the fact is nearly all of this blogger’s family members were injected in churches or at some sort of religious event. They otherwise may have never received the shots. All the rural Iowa White friends also received their injections at churches.
Thousands of churches and pastors across the country are encouraging their congregations to receive the injections. The worst part is that they’re using God as justification for the injections. It’s impractical to list every church and pastor that uses the power of the pulpit to push mRNA and viral vector DNA injections. But this snapshot gives you an idea of the organized agenda of using God as a spokesperson for Pfizer, Moderna, et al. Every one of these people are doing a disservice to their congregations and God.
Emory Fellowship United Methodist Church (Washington, D.C.)
Pastor Joseph Daniels of Emory Fellowship United Methodist Church in Washington D.C., did the “vaccine on camera” thing to encourage his predominately Black congregation to do the same at his church in February. Several other pastors and their wives joined him, including Pastor Mark Whitlock of Reid Temple African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Maryland. He called the mRNA and viral vector DNA injections “a gift from God.”
Koinonia Baptist Church in Baltimore
Reverend Dante K. Miles of Koinonia Baptist Church in Baltimore allowed Johns Hopkins University onto the church’s premises to inject his congregation and others in the neighborhood in late March. All of them received Johnson & Johnson viral vector DNA injections. Dr. Katie O’Connor, whose title at Johns Hopkins is “co-chair of vaccine equity,” said at least 200 people were vaxxed at the church.
Affinity Missionary Baptist Church in Cleveland
Reverend Ronald Maxwell allowed vaccine clinics at his Affinity Missionary Baptist Church in Cleveland in March and April. Maxwell said people showed up to receive the injections because they trust him. Maxwell invoked Jesus as the justification for allowing the injections in his church.
“One of the things Jesus got in trouble for was he’d always do healing on Sundays, which meant he was doing healing in the place of worship,” Maxwell said via Fresh Water Cleveland. He also said that the church is a “trusted place” and people who otherwise would avoid injections got them in his place of worship.
Somerville, Massachusetts Vaccine Day at churches
Three Somerville, Massachusetts churches offered injections on July 11 “regardless of immigration status or health insurance.” Holy Bible Baptist Church, St. Anthony of Padua Parish Catholic Church, and the Boston Presbyterian Igreja (Church) celebrated “Somerville Vaccine Day” that Sunday. Free food and gifts were given to all recipients. Reverend Lino Garcia Ayala is the administrator at St. Anthony.
McNeil Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Longs, South Carolina
McNeil Chapel Missionary Baptist Church allowed a mobile vaccine clinic on its premises on July 18. The shots were offered after the regular church service that day to the predominately Black congregation. Seed Time To Harvest Behavioral Health Services administered the injections.
Ann McGill, writing for Live 5 News in Charleston, wrote, “Worshipers have been able to pray to a higher power for an end to the pandemic, and then get a vaccine to do their earthly part to make that happen.”
60 Charlotte, North Carolina churches inject congregations
More than 60 Charlotte, North Carolina churches duped thousands of Black children and young adults to roll up their sleeves for the injections in early August. Some of the reasons given for taking the injections by the recipients ranged from doing a good deed to “protecting my children” and “a selfless act of love.”
One of the churches, United Missionary Baptist Association, called the initiative, “minority-focused Youth/Young Adult Vaccination Challenge.”
Full Gospel Church of Jesus Christ in Smilax, Kentucky
Pastor Billy Joe Lewis of Full Gospel Church of Jesus Christ in Smilax, Kentucky, told his conservative, rural White congregation in October via NPR, “a COVID-19 vaccine will not leave the ‘mark of the beast’ nor rewrite genetic codes.” He allowed a mobile vaccine clinic in the church parking lot to offer the injections after a regular service.
Lewis apparently promoted the injections from the pulpit on Facebook prior to the foregoing initiative. But the link is no longer active and cannot be accessed on archives. “Anything that can ward off suffering and death, I think, is a wonderful thing,” Lewis told NPR.
Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia
Reverend Dr. Shelton Murphy offered the church’s property to Peoples Pharmacy on November 13. His flock walked in and chose whichever shot they wanted between the big three (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J). It was the third time Mt. Gilead allowed the pharmacy to inject people in the premises since July.
Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church in Kansas
Reverend Angela DeVore had extra incentive in convincing her rural, predominately White congregation at Pretty Prairie (Kansas) United Methodist Church to get injected. She received a $10,000 grant from the Kansas Pandemic Assistance and Vaccine Equity (PAVE) program. The town is so small that there is no pharmacy. So DeVore offered up her church for mobile vaccine clinics. There have been at least three vaccine clinics at her church since mid-November.
Whole Man Ministries in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Bishop Barry Washington of Whole Man Ministries in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, arranged an entire racket to get mostly Black kids and young adults into his church on November 20 for injections. The first 25 vaxx recipients received $25 gift cards. Washington also gave away 300 turkeys, toys and other items as rewards for receiving injections. He said it’s important for kids to receive the injections because they don’t have patience to wear masks.
Shoreline Church in Knoxville, Tennessee
Pastor Jason Hayes allowed Summit Medical and Shults Pediatrics to use church property for injecting at least 600 predominately White conservatives on November 20. Summit gave kids as young as 5 years old bottles of bubbles, candy and stickers as rewards for receiving the injections. It appears to have been a two-day event, as a Facebook post indicates 364 people were injected at the church on November 13.
Bethel AME Church in San Diego
Reverend Harvey Vaughn of Bethel AME Church told NBC 7 in San Diego that “hundreds” of people came to a mobile vaccine clinic at his predominately Black church in San Diego in early December. Vaughn also admitted that people are more likely to receive the injections because it is being offered at a church and encouraged by a person they trust – their pastor.
Only 47% of Black San Diegans had received at least one injection at the time of publication, according to NBC 7 in San Diego. That’s compared to 64% of Whites and 71.1% of Asians.
Shiloh Baptist Church in Erie, Pennsylvania
Shiloh Baptist Church in Erie, Pennsylvania allowed the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to inject area residents and church members this past Saturday. A second vaccine clinic is being held at the church in January. Adults can receive boosters, and kids as young as 5 can get their first shots. The United Way is offering $10 cash for everyone who comes in and receives an injection.
Nehemiah Ministries Christian Church in Las Vegas
Pastor Kelcey Anderson West offered up his church for “free vaccines and booster shots” on Sunday, December 12 after the regular service. Carmen West, a Nehemiah Ministries spokesperson, told News 3 Las Vegas that people are “apt to take the vaccine because it is right here for them at the church.”
Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas
Reverend Dr. Frederick Haynes offered up his Dallas church for a vaccine clinic on December 12 as well, specifically targeting kids ages 5 to 11. L&H Scientific Labs and Trustn Diagnostics administered the injections.
We’ve already written about “the pope” and his unabashed, shameless promotion of the mRNA and viral vector DNA injections. It’s crushing people’s hearts and souls hearing their spiritual leaders advertise for Pfizer, Moderna et. al.
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We’re happy to say that 85% of religious exemption requests done via COVID Legal USA were successful. It’s the consultation and conversations with clients that is the most difficult part of it all. Notes from clergy are not required for religious exemption requests for employment. But nearly all clients asked their pastors for letters, and were all denied. The dejection and disappointment (and crying) as they professed to losing faith in God is just so gut-wrenching.
The powers-that-be know they must use different techniques on different populations to coerce the injections. Many people are doing it now because they face the jab or job choice. Donald Trump is used as a false prophet to encourage White conservatives. The liberal/LGBT crowd line up willingly because they’ve been convinced that the shots are cool, sexy and honorable. Now pastors are using God to convince the Black Christian masses to roll up their sleeves.
The Pope, Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar – millions of people follow these types of spiritual “leaders” and heed everything they say. But Jesus was not a multi-millionaire and, frankly, not a narcissist like these people and the lower level pastors herein. There are zero tangible benefits from receiving these injections. But there are many potential/likely adverse effects from them. It’s disgraceful, disappointing and disheartening that churches are now vaccine clinics in 2021. Then again, nothing is surprising anymore.
If we fail to understand how we got here, we’ll never figure out how to return to some semblance of normal humanity. Have faith in your family, your friends and a higher power, not a person claiming to speak for God.
Stay vigilant and protect your friend and loved ones.
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