Religious Exceptions

Religious Exceptions

Why should you use the term exception instead of exemption? 

An exemption indicates that you are asking to be exempted from a specific activity; and implies the requesting authority has the power to determine if you can be exempted. An exception notifies any presumed authority that you are excepted out of the ability to impose any requirement to begin with.

No presumed authority has the ability to decide what your beliefs, are and if you weren't already aware, the definition of faith, according to the courts, has always been " a firmly or strongly held belief". 

No other person, including a spiritual or religious leader, has the ability to decide what you believe.

provided by David vs. Goliath Ministries

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.

Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

prohibits schools from discriminating on the basis of color, race, religion, and national origin.

FAQ's provided by The Healthy American

Religious Exemption Resources

Exception Affidavit by David Vs. Goliath Ministries

Exception Notice by David Vs. Goliath Ministries

Info/Assistance via The Healthy American

Templates/Info via NJ Stands Up

Template via TOTO

Important things to remember:

Switch language from "exemption" to exception", even when speaking !

(These "mandates" are unconstitutional. You do not need to ask permission to be exempt from an action that is violating your unalienable rights)

If you must submit online, READ IT CAREFULLY !

(Sometimes they try to trick you into agreeing to things you will not want to agree with)

Keep all communication in writing !

(If you MUST have any in-person communication, record it. However, be sure your state has a 1-party consent clause)

Stay away from scientific and political statements !

(Although it may be challenging at times, keep strictly to your strongly held religious beliefs)

DO NOT "voluntarily resign" !

(They will try their absolute hardest to try and say you are voluntarily resigning if you do not do what they are asking. HOLD THE LINE. You may appeal, and take legal action if they wrongfully terminate you)

Although it is absolutely unnecessary for a ministry to be required to speak to YOUR faith, if the need arises we are more than happy to help. Please email us at


None of the above is legal advice, and there is no guarantee of a positive outcome. We are praying for you throughout your process, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.