For decades now, discussions about religion have gone back and forth on whether an organized or institutionalized religion is needed if one believes in God. That what it is really about is conscience, and not what a priest, bishop, or pastor says, but that what matters is a personal belief in God. On the other side of the coin were those that believe that what really matters is the sanction of a priest, bishop, or religious organization and that matters of conscience are irrelevant.
Today the day of reckoning has arrived. A window of escape from a potentially poisonous vaccine and developed largely from aborted human tissue, is the religious exemption. The request is perfectly a matter of conscience and its backing is from solidified and institutionally documented teachings in the Catholic Church with perhaps some Orthodox and protestant churches qualifying. This while potentially a majority of priests, pastors, and bishops increasingly cling to perverse teachings in their sanctioned government playground. True religion is defined. A God of all matters: secret, private, public, and institutional.
How helpful it would be for the faithful to receive backing from faithful priests or bishops in these times. But while a faithful priest or bishop is golden, rest assured that a faithful soul will receive a cross decorated by the Virgin Mother herself.