Lawsuit filed to preserve religious exemption!
What if someone told you you must administer medicine to your child who is not sick even if it violates your religious tenets and practices?
This violation of our constitutional freedom is happening now and is being brought to a new level of intensity in our culture. Most Catholic Bishops in Florida are overreaching their authority and violating the freedom and sacred conscience of the Catholic family with their new policy of rejecting vaccination religious exemptions lawfully claimed for children by their parents in diocesan schools. Until now, they have always honored a family's legal claim to vaccination exemption based upon their beliefs and practices. Beginning in the upcoming academic year under the new policy, no family may refuse vaccines and receive a Catholic education for their children. This violates the teachings of the Catholic Faith and the sacred bond of the family. It is also a clear violation of the laws of the State of Florida (FL statute 1003.22)
These are our children! They do not belong to the bishops! This is our faith and contrary to what many may believe, our faith does not belong to the bishops either.
After exhausting appeals to reason, we are having to confront this violation of the family and Florida statutes in a court of law.
Please help us bear the mounting financial burden of this effort to preserve our freedoms and demand the Catholic bishops obey the law.