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Vaccination-exempt church revealed as Christian “Scientists”

Posted by doctore0 on April 15, 2015

So it is ok to kill kids for Jesus…

It is the question that Scott Morrison has repeatedly refused to answer.

Which is the religious organisation that qualifies children for an exemption from vaccination?

The Social Services Minister has said there was only one registered organisation that could be exempted for religious grounds, but would not say who.
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“I’m not about to advertise it for fear of it having a lot of new followers on a fairly unfair basis,” he said at the weekend, after announcing other loopholes would be tightened to stop parents claiming childcare and family benefits if they refused to vaccinate their children.

An online guide produced by Mr Morrison’s own department clearly states that the exempt organisation is Church of Christ, Scientist – more generally known as the Christian Scientists.

This information is also available on the government’s ComLaw website, where an explanatory statement about exemption from immunisation requirements states that “children of practising members of the Church of Christ, Scientist are exempt”.

It explains that this “clearly advances” freedom of religion for Christian Scientists as “their religious beliefs mean they may be unwilling to access western medicine”.
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