The Church and Vaccinations

The Church and Vaccinations

Vaccination. In a recent conversation, a pastor friend told me that the topic of vaccinations was ripping at the unity of his church. Vaccinations! Parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated and parents who refuse to have their children at church with unvaccinated children have wrangled intensely with each other on Facebook and in the church parking lot. 1 Media propaganda can not alter the deep concerns of religiously devout parents worried about vaccines. 

A common objection revolves around the role of human fetuses used in the research and manufacturing of vaccines. Sadly, many religious leaders have been purposely misled to believe that abortion tainted vaccines are morally acceptable because “the reasons for having an abortion are not related to vaccine preparation.” (National Catholic Reporter) This faulty assumption that the researchers just picked through the baby parts and chose what they wanted to use for the vaccines has been disproved by recent testimony by Dr. Stanley Plotkin who developed the Rubella vaccine. The fetuses were meticulously chosen and the abortions were performed were done so with the intention of using the human fetuses for the research and development of vaccines. 

Fetus Chosen Specifically for use in Vaccination Research & Development

Excerpt of a 5 part series on Christians and Vaccinations that can be found at written by Jordan Wilson (used with permission)

The cell lines from two dead babies whose parents partnered with the vaccine developers are referred to (with the intent of dehumanizing) as MRC-5 (we’ll call him Jack – he was a boy) and WI-38 (we’ll call her Jill, she was a girl). Who were they? Both were about 3 and a half months when they were tragically killed in the womb. We are told Jill’s parents had her killed because they already had too many children, and Jack’s mother had him killed for “psychiatric” reasons. Neither child was deemed to be unhealthy in any way. Here is an MMR vaccine insert which lists Jill (Wi-38) under the description.

These candidates are not selected after the abortion but are meticulously screened prior to. Dr. Stanley Plotkin who developed the Rubella vaccine by using Jill’s cells testifies:

“This fetus was chosen by Dr. Sven Gard, specifically for this purpose. Both parents are known, and unfortunately for the story, they are married to each other, still alive and well, and living in Stockholm, presumably. The abortion was done because they felt they had too many children. There were no familial diseases in the history of either parent, and no history of cancer specifically in the families.”

Plotkin further testified that in one study alone 76 aborted babies were similarly used in the preparatory work for a single study he participated in and that he performed medical experiments on orphans, the mentally retarded, and babies whose mothers were in prison. 

Dr Peter McCullough, an Immunologist, wrote the book, The Fetus As Transplant Donor: The Scientific, Social, and Ethical Perspectives, on the methods used in harvesting fetal tissue in Sweden. He writes:

“They would puncture the sac of a pregnant woman at 14 to 16 weeks, put a clamp on the head of the baby, pull the head down into the neck of the womb, drill a hole into the baby’s head and attach a suction machine to remove the brain cells… At 16 to 21 weeks, they would do prostaglandin abortions where a chemical is injected into the womb causing the woman to go into mini-labor and pass the baby. Fifty percent of the time, the baby would be born alive, but that didn’t stop them. They would simply open up the abdomen of the baby with no anesthesia, and take out the liver and kidneys, etc.”

Christian Leaders Claim Abortion Tainted Vaccines “Morally Acceptable” based on Faulty Assumptions

Southern Baptist Church has an article written by Joe Carter –

“The key consideration in whether using currently available vaccines is licit or immoral is whether there is material cooperation with the evil act of abortion. If the abortion was conducted in order to harvest tissues that were to be used for the vaccine, then it would clearly be immoral.  But in the case of the vaccines listed above, the abortion was carried out for other reasons and the tissue was acquired post-mortem for the purpose medical research.” 

Dr. McCullough and Dr. Plotkin’s testimony make it clear : It’s not like these researchers would just passively sort through discarded baby parts. They were actively involved in aborting the babies in such a way as to maximize access to “fresh” tissue. 

Catholic Religious Leaders “wash their hands of guilt” and encourage vaccination for ‘common good’

The National Catholic Bioethics Center : “Upon use, one should register a complaint with the manufacturer of the products as an acceptable form of conscientious objection,” the statement says. “This signals opposition to the wider, morally reprehensible practice of using the unborn as little more than research material for science.”

“There is no moral obligation to register such a complaint in order to use these vaccines,” it says, adding that “it should be obvious that vaccine use in these cases does not contribute directly to the practice of abortion since the reasons for having an abortion are not related to vaccine preparation.”

The above statement the Catholic leaders completely ignore the proof that abortions were performed in a manner to specifically use the innocent unborn as spare parts for the intent purpose of the research and manufacturing vaccination.  

Mormon Press cites Church Pro-Vaccination stance

1985 statement:

“Today, with the use of immunizations, these diseases are becoming more and more uncommon. In fact, they are so uncommon that many parents have become lax about immunizing their children. Some feel that there is no need; others fear adverse side effects. But parents have an obligation to protect their families through immunization.”

A church manual from 2000: 

“We can protect ourselves and our families from some diseases by getting immunizations. For some diseases we need only one immunization, but for other diseases we may need several immunizations at certain time intervals.”

One member of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints sent this letter to the President: 

Church statements are so strong that many members of the Church will likely arrive at the facile conclusion that God is pro-vaccine and choosing not to vaccinate is in violation of God’s will. 2

It is comments such as those found in the Mormon Press that have lead some members to believe that vaccination is actually Church doctrine. Recently Senator Fred Martin an  LDS member publicly made the false claim that the doctrine of the Church is vaccination. Senator Martin is an advocate for vaccination and prides himself on his accomplishments ‘increasing vaccinations’ while denying parents clear disclosure as evidenced by the bills promoting such, were ultimately stopped by Martin. He sits on the Immunization Board under the Executive Department in addition to Chairing the Legislative Health Committee. He believes his ‘faith’ supports vaccinations.

He quickly accused members of the faith as ‘attacking him’ when they were quick to point out the misinformation being promoted by the Senator.  “Vaccination is not a doctrine of the Church. Agency is.” he was told.

(Below is a screen shot of his conversation he started on the Health Freedom Idaho Facebook Page.) 

Deeply Personal Topic Creates Strife in Churches

It’s an issue that literally breaks up families. It divides communities, and creates suspicion, whispering, and strife in churches. Produces enemies in neighborhoods and schools. It generates situations (like this year in Rockland County, NY) where the civil magistrate effectively denies Lord’s day communion of the saints from those who will not vaccinate by banning them from “places of worship.” Why? The measles. Where the death toll is a staggering zero people. 

It’s an issue that causes people to leave their church, pick up their whole life and move to another county or state. It’s a deeply personal issue and emotions are at the forefront. JORDAN WILSON 

A great many of us who are Christians have been asking this question in regard to vaccine injury and corruption for years. We read the very errant missives put out by often well meaning, professing Christians, pastors, elders and physicians that seemed to have never looked beyond the CDC’s home page on vaccine safety and efficacy, and give up hope that our voices, and our cries for our children, will ever be heard in what should be our spiritual homes. – Ginger Taylor 


The Gospel Coalition & Vaccines: A Response to Joe Carter

Part 1: Vaccines & Aborted Babies: Should Christians be Concerned?

Part 2: Are Vaccines What Saved Us from Epidemics of Infectious Disease?

Part 3: Is the US Vaccination Program Safe?

Part 4: What About Herd Immunity?

Part 5: Are Vaccine Skeptics Conspiracy Theorists?


according to Vanderbilt these organizations support vaccination. 

The following Christian denominations have no theological objection to vaccination:

  • Roman Catholicism
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon)* official doctrine promotes agency (personal choice)
  • Congregational
  • Episcopalian
  • Jehovah’s Witness – Note: This denomination originally denounced vaccination, but revised this doctrine in 1952. An article in a recent issue of the church’s newsletter promotes vaccination to avoid infectious diseases.

 The following denominations do have a theological objection to vaccination:

  • Dutch Reformed Congregations – This denomination has a tradition of declining immunizations. Some members decline vaccination on the basis that it interferes with divine providence. However, others within the faith accept immunization as a gift from God to be used with gratitude.
  • Faith healing denominations including:
    • Faith Tabernacle
    • Church of the First Born
    • Faith Assembly
    • End Time Ministries
  • Church of Christ, Scientist –  One of the basic teachings of this denomination is that disease can be cured or prevented by focused prayer and members will often request exemptions when available. However, there are not strict rules against vaccination and members can receive required vaccinations.


Intentionally Mislead Religious Leaders

Some health departments have sent media packages (written by a man who works for vaccine manufacturer Merck) to the religious leaders to ‘encourage’ parishioner’s compliance in the state vaccination program. 

Articles from Religious Coalitions/Organizations 

The Gospel Coalition 

National Catholic Reporter

Focus on the Family


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