American Family Association – THE STAND


Published in The Stand Email by The American Family Association on 1/17/22 and can be read here:

On Thursday, January 12, 2022, the Mississippi Patriots for Vaccine Rights PAC (MPVR) launched an action alert spurring its recipients to reach out to the Speaker of the state’s house, Phillip Gunn (R), regarding Representative Steve Hopkins’ bill that, if passed, would provide a religious exemption for childhood vaccines in the state of Mississippi.

The alert emphasized that if the bill was set to process through more than one committee this would delay its progression and ultimately has the potential to snuff out the bill altogether. It urged Mississippians to reach out to Gunn imploring him to quickly advance the bill through to only one committee before the January 31st deadline.

So, why religious exemption?

Our forefathers sought out America in order to find freedom and the very government set in place to protect those freedoms has stripped us of so many and we go quietly because it’s “just the way things are.”

We have been conditioned to believe by way of manipulation and fear mongering that the government has this authority, when in reality – the power is the peoples’ and it’s time the people took back the power.

The simple fact that we, as citizens of the United States of America, are having to ask for our religious freedom, dare I say the cornerstone of our country’s birth and building, is quite frankly asinine and backwards.

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness—That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” – The Declaration of Independence

With an unsavory laundry list of ingredients including that of Medical Research Counsel cell strain 5 (MRC-5) as well as Wistar Institute Foetus 38 (WI-38), both of which were harvested via means of abortion, MRC-5 being obtained via a fourteen-week-old preborn baby boy and WI-38 a three-month-old preborn baby girl, vaccines become a problem for Bible believing Christians.

Two precious lives cut short in the name of science. We, as believers, cannot serve the Creator of life and support something that takes it.


This is not to mention the additional research emerging almost daily regarding the corruption of the pharmaceutical industry. When was the last time you read all 18 pages of a vaccine insert or took a look at the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program stats?

But that’s a soapbox … I mean … blog for another day.

As it stands, Mississippi is 1 of 6 states out of 50 and the only red state that does not offer this religious freedom by way of childhood vaccination exemption. Because we have sought the Lord for wisdom on behalf of our babies and have prayerfully stepped out in faith – our children cannot attend school outside of the home, participate in school affiliated sports; they can’t even go to daycare at a local church.

I mean, maybe it’s the version I’m using, but I’m pretty sure Matthew 19:14 doesn’t read, “Let only the vaccinated little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

With our voices together, I believe with strong conviction we can make the difference and shift the tides of medical freedom for our children. Just like with the COVID-19 shot, we fought for religious exemption, and our children should not be the exception.

Even if this isn’t a passion we share, even if you are a believer on the opposite end of the spectrum on the issue of vaccination, I implore you to stand up for basic medical freedoms and stand in the gap for your brothers and sisters who do bear these convictions.

I speak for a large and passionate portion of the Mississippi population when I say, it should be a parent’s informed decision of what vaccines – if any – are right for their child(ren).

Earlier this week I had the privilege of speaking with Mississippi State Senator, Chad McMahan, who had this to say regarding the bill:

“I have a strong record in support of private property rights;

There’s nothing more private than your body or the bodies of your minor children. Individuals and parents should have a religious exception if they have concerns about a vaccine(s). I support a religious exemption based on religious beliefs and the science of health care for individuals. The DNA of each person is unique just as we are unique individuals.”

There is still time to reach out to Speaker Gunn. There is still time to kindly, yet confidently press for this bill to be sent in front of one committee and thank him in advance for his swift action!

Mississippi Speaker Gunn

Senate Passes Anti-Vaccine Mandate Bill

The Senate passed a strong, conservative bill which protects employees and children attending school in Mississippi from a COVID-19 vaccine mandate,” said Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann. “I personally support a broader bill providing a religious exemption for vaccine requirements for schools and will support that provision when it is properly before the Senate.”
Read Full Article at Mississippi Today, HERE.

Mary Jo Perry has been battling the government on vaccines for at least nine years and founded Mississippi Parents for Vaccine Rights in 2012 to raise awareness about the corruption caused by the pharmaceutical industrial complex.
Mrs. Perry’s organization has been aggressively lobbying the legislature to pass a new bill that would get rid of a vaccination requirement to enroll in public schools and recognize religious exemptions.

State Senator Angela Hill has introduced Senate Bill 2107, legislation that would give the state’s parents the ability to use a religious exemption to opt out their children from vaccine mandates imposed by the State Board of Health. However, her bill is being held up by the chairman of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, Democratic State Senator Hob Bryan – who was appointed to that leadership position by Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, the presiding officer of the Senate.

Rob Chambers is vice president of policy and legislative affairs at the Mississippi-based American Family Association.

“What we see in plain sight here is a Republican, statewide official – Delbert Hosemann – working with the Democratic Party to kill legislation like this one that would grant religious liberty to people who want freedom from compelled vaccinations,” he summarizes.

A group known as Mississippi Patriots for Vaccine Rights and Medical Freedom isn’t happy with Hosemann – and has launched an online petition telling the state’s second-in-command to urge Senator Bryan to pass the bill out of his committee before February 1.

Chambers – who says the group’s “political outrage” is valid – believes Hosemann has bought into the lies about COVID-19 being pushed by the left.

“We have a body politic that is inoculated from what I believe is conservatism,” he tells AFN. “They are following the dictates of liberal policy that has no basis in fact – even no basis in scientific fact.”

Chambers urges all Mississippians to call their state senators.

Editor’s Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates

Originally published 1/28/22 by The American Family News Network:

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