Do Vaccines Violate the Christian Faith?
by Courtney Charles
Continuing along the same lines as my post "Aborted Fetal Cell Vaccines & Religious Beliefs," below is a beautifully written, well referenced article by Courtney Charles from her website Alkaline Mom's Alabaster Living. It comes at a time when Christians and non-christians are facing the very real possibility that they will have to violate their deeply held religious beliefs in exchange for education, employment, medical care and more. Thank you Courtney, for permission to share your post!
Recent hearings in California on SB277 -- a bill to mandate vaccines and eliminate exemptions for children attending public and private schools, day care, etc. -- have been eye-opening for me. I am appalled by what I have heard and seen during legislative hearings where inaccurate information is presented by those in support of vaccine mandates and testimonies of concerned parents, vaccine choice advocates and the vaccine injured community are ignored.
Our right to refuse vaccines for personal and religious beliefs in the U.S. is under attack at the state and federal level. Defining the word "religion" is difficult; and many laypeople and government officials, don't understand that a deeply held religious belief -- as difficult as it might be to explain -- has to do with a person's relationship with their God and not necessarily the church where they worship or a denomination to which they might belong. In addition, for many of us, a deeply held religious belief is so closely intertwined with our personal, philosophical and moral beliefs, that it can not be separated.
Many catholics, christians and non-christians who are opposed to abortion, often do not know that several vaccines are made using aborted fetal cell lines; and that vaccine ingredients include DNA from aborted fetal cells along with other toxic substances. In addition to the moral implications, adverse health effects including autism are linked to aborted fetal cell vaccines. Learn more here and here.
Despite these findings, the CDC has denied such a link for more than ten years -- even testifying in past congressional hearings --as children continue to be injected with the MMR vaccine at approximately 15 months of age along with many other vaccines beginning on the first day of life, and often in the womb; while the CDC's own statistics show that autism spectrum disorder affects 1 in 68 children. Other studies and surveys show a rate of 1 in 50, and some scientists predict that one in two children will be diagnosed with autism by the year 2025.
The priest celebrating the catholic mass that I attended on Mother’s Day morning gave the most beautiful homily. He talked about how God created the billions of galaxies that include even more billions of stars and how here on earth, God created each and every person that ever existed -- and no two exactly alike. I think that the word “awesome” gets overused; but when it comes to God, it is definitely appropriate!
There are many powerful vaccine choice warrior moms. Meet and listen to messages from two of them.
"Never underestimate the power of a a mom — or what she will do to protect her children."
Last summer, when I felt "the nudge" to gather a community to pray for the protection of vaccine choice rights, little did I know how much a part of me the Vaccine Choice Prayer Community would become. Through the magic of the internet, I have connected with people throughout the United States, in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, Africa and more. I have met mothers and children who have touched my heart in ways that I never imagined.
I have met mothers and grandmothers of vaccine injured children; mothers whose children died following vaccine injury; mother "warriors" who are valiantly working to educate others about the dangers of vaccines and the current vaccine schedule; and mothers who have stepped far outside of their comfort zone to become outspoken advocates for the protection of parental choice and vaccine choice rights. Strong, amazing, beautiful women who have put aside their personal pain, done extensive research on vaccine related issues and now spend a great deal of time sharing their stories and their knowledge to protect other children and families from the heartache they have experienced.