DATE _____________

I _______________________, parent of ______________________,

Claim religious exemption under section 167.181 RSMo due to religious and morale convictions.  My objections are listed below as follows:

Public Law 97-280, passed by the 97th Congress of the United States of America, declares the Bible to Be the "Word of God" and directs citizens to "study and apply the teachings of the Holy Scriptures. "The Bible teaches that the truthfulness of an issue is to be sought and should stand on no less than two or more witnesses" (Deuteronomy 19:15).

A diligent search for truth on the safety and effectiveness of vaccinations reveals there are many studied, informed and qualified witnesses who have found and teach that there are serious health risks involved with vaccinations. Even Senate Bill 732 before the 103rd Congress of the United States known as the "Comprehensive Child Health Immunization Act of 1993", made known the fact that there are risks to vaccines. The following words are from that bill: "Vaccine information materials should be simplified to ensure that parents can understand the benefits and risks of vaccines" (emphasis added).

The Bible teaches that there are clean and unclean animals and that God's people are not to put the unclean into their bodies (Deuteronomy 14). Furthermore, the Bible teaches that "Ye shall not eat of anything that dieth of itself"; (Deuteronomy 14:21) and "that flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat". (Genesis 9:4) Vaccines are often made of, or embodies, fetuses or eggs of said unclean creatures. The process of creating the vaccine often causes said creatures to die in the process (i.e., dieth of itself). Many vaccines are made in or of the blood of diseased animals.

"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own. For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's". (I Corinthians 6:19,20)

The Bible teaches that we are not to harm or wrong our neighbor (Romans 13:10: James 2:8). Our decision to decline vaccinations does not wrong or threaten our neighbor. If vaccinations are truly effective, then vaccinated neighbors would be in no danger from someone who is not vaccinated. Also, statistics show that those NOT vaccinated are less likely to expose their neighbor to harmful pathogens (that are contained in the vaccinations).

Hepatitis B Not Highly Contagious - Unlike other infectious diseases for which vaccines have been developed and mandated in the U.S., hepatitis B is not common in childhood and is not highly contagious. Hepatitis B is primarily an adult disease transmitted through infected body fluids, most frequently infected blood, and is prevalent in high risk populations such as needle using drug addicts; sexually promiscuous heterosexual and homosexual adults; residents and staff of custodial institutions such as prisons; health care workers exposed to blood; persons who require repeated blood transfusions and babies born to infected mothers.

According to CDC Prevention Guidelines: A Guide to Action (1997), a book written by federal public health officials at the U.S. government Centers for Disease Control (CDC), "the sources of [hepatitis B] infection for most cases include intravenous drug use (28%), heterosexual contact with infected persons or multiple partners (22%) and homosexual activity (9%)." According to Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine (1994), mother to child transmission of hepatitis B "is uncommon in North America and western Europe."

Although CDC officials have made statements that hepatitis B is easy to catch through sharing toothbrushes or razors, Eric Mast, M.D., Chief of the Surveillance Section, Hepatitis Branch of the CDC, stated in a 1997 public hearing that: " although [the hepatitis B virus] is present in moderate concentrations in saliva, it's not transmitted commonly by casual contact."

Some of the ingredients of our current vaccines are:

(1) Formaldehyde, used in production of resins, plastics, and foam insulation, and as a preservative, disinfectant, and antibacterial food additive. It is a known carcinogen (can initiate a new cancer), commonly used to embalm corpses.

(2) Thimerosal, a mercury derivative. The heavy metal mercury is toxic to the central nervous system and not easily eliminated from the body. "Aluminum, formaldehyde and mercury" -- including the mercury in "silver" dental fillings and amalgams (see Chapter 9)-"have a long history of documented hazardous effects including cancer, neurological damage" such as multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, "and death."

Studies report, "Thimerosal inhibits phagocytes, one of the body's most vital immune defenses in blood." Then what effect will it have on healthy human cells after it is injected into the bloodstream? Jamie Murphy, a concerned nonprofessional observer asks, "Who would take chemicals that are carcinogenic in rats, are used in the manufacture of inks, dyes, explosives, wrinkle-proof fabrics, home insulation, and embalming fluid -- and inject them into the delicate body of a baby?"

Among other vaccine ingredients are aluminum phosphate, aluminum adjuvants, alum, and acetone; phenol is included in allergy injections. "Benzoic acid, a preservative whose injection into rats causes tremors, convulsions, and death, is added. And then vaccine makers add decomposing animal proteins, such as pig or horse blood, cow pox pus, rabbit brain tissue, duck egg protein, and dog kidney tissue."

A glance at further steps in vaccine making is no less disturbing. To produce a "live"-virus vaccine, such as MMR (measles/mumps/rubella), the virus is passed through animal tissue several times to reduce its potency. Measles virus is passed through chick embryos, polio virus through monkey kidney, and the rubella virus is passed through the dissected organs of an aborted human fetus.

'Killed' vaccines are 'inactivated' through heat, radiation, or chemicals." "The weakened germ is then strengthened with antibody boosters and stabilizers. This is done by addition of drugs, antibiotics and toxic disinfectants: neomycin, streptomycin, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum hydrochloride, sorbitol, hydrolyzed gelatin, formaldehyde [again], and Thimerosal [again]."

Injected straight into the child's bloodstream -- bypassing the cellular immune system, one-half of our protective immunity mechanism, those materials destroy stores of protective nutrients in the tiny body. So it is not hard to see why epidemic vaccines worsen health throughout life

Only two single-antigen pediatric hepatitis B vaccines exist on the US market, Engerix-B (SmithKline Beecham) and Recombivax HB (Merck). Both contain thimerosal and 12.5 micrograms of mercury per 0.5 ml dose.