Community Rallies to Support Vaccine Exemption Bill Ahead of Hearing; Senate Committee Recommends Passage


The Tennessee Senate Health and Welfare Committee recommended for passage an amendment to a bill allowing for religious or conscientious vaccine exemptions. As The Tennessee Star reported, this amendment was originally a bill killed in the House Health Subcommittee early last month.

Prior to the committee hearing, Tennessee Stands gathered in a “We the People” rally to show community support for the amendment. Tennessee Stands Executive Director and founder Gary Humble led the event, with speeches from State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon), State Representative Bruce Griffey (R-Paris), and a prerecorded statement from the bill sponsor, State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma).

During the Health and Welfare Committee, some legislators raised concerns that the bill would limit state hospitals from requiring vaccines for staff that interact with vulnerable patients. Bowling responded that the potential impacts of the vaccine on fertility were of equal concern.

“There’s much research that shows that the Modern and the Pfizer shot can be very dangerous to people of child-producing age, so young adults. They are not vaccines in the legal sense of the word – they are a gene therapy,” stated Bowling. “[T]he synthetic RNA strand and the messenger protein that’s attached to it, they then go and attack anything that has a spike. So those are the reproductive cells that can be damaged by these shots that are more for therapy.”

Bowling added that PPE would be able to be used without forcing an individual to receive a vaccination against their will, conscience, or religion.

University of Tennessee (UT) sent a spokesperson to explain that universities would be concerned that they couldn’t require certain vaccinations. Similarly, a Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) spokesperson said that TDH concerns about the bill were that less people would be vaccinated.

“One of our biggest concerns was [that] as it stands, I think anything that opens the door to decreased uptake – whether it’s COVID or any vaccine – would just have huge negative impacts across the system,” he stated. “All of these vaccines that have been introduced for COVID – they really are vaccines, they are preventive. They’re not treatment for the disease, and I think by standard definitions definitely not are gene therapy, and I think [that] can definitely scare folks unnecessarily. The vaccines that we have, the side effects are very low.”

Bowling said she respectfully disagreed based on conversations she’s had with doctors and extensive research she’s reviewed.

“The mRNA [is] a synthetic form, it is not legally a vaccine because it does not contain any part of the COVID virus. But that’s not the issue, quite honestly,” stated Bowling. “The issue is, do Tennesseans and American citizens have the right to determine which medical treatment takes place in their body based on religious rights of conscience.”

She asserted that the amendment would align an individual’s God-given, constitutional rights.

The Senate committee voted in favor of the bill as amended, 8-1.

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Corinne Murdock is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and the Star News Network. Follow her latest on Twitter, or email tips to [email protected].






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5 Thoughts to “Community Rallies to Support Vaccine Exemption Bill Ahead of Hearing; Senate Committee Recommends Passage”

  1. Ron Welch

    It’s quite straightforward. Article I, Section 7 of the Tennessee Constitution Declaration of Rights is basically the same wording of the 4th Amendment. And the first DECLARED RIGHT is the right to “BE SECURE IN OUR PERSON”. Being forced to be injected or receive any medical procedure is a VIOLATION against our person!


    It’s My Body , It’s My Choice!

  3. TJ

    It’s straight poison plain and simple. Dr. Josef Mengele would be elated to have subjects begging for the injection.

  4. Karen Bracken

    “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin
    I has already been proven this vaccine DOES NOT stop people from getting COVID or spreading COVID therefore this “vaccine” is a therapeutic not a vaccine but in order to rush it to market they had to call it a vaccine. Why would anyone take poisons into their system for a flu that has a 99.7% survivability rate. The CDC has already said that only 6% of the reported (549K) deaths were directed attributed to COVID. The remaining 94% had on average 2.9 co-morbidities and at the end of life and tested positive or were ASSUMED to have COVID. WHO has just released a statement saying the PCR tests are not reliable because they were not administered properly.
    Masks do not stop the spread of a virus or influenza. This is not about health this is about control and greed. We have cheap, safe therapeutics but the US is withholding those therapeutics because if they supported these PROVEN affective, safe therapeutics big pharma would lose trillions of dollars. I know many people that have gone outside the system and used HCQ and/or Ivermectin and had extremely successful results within days of early treatment. Many countries that had a very low death rate used HCQ. Here is a research paper about these facts and they question why we here in the US are withholding this from the people. file:///Users/karenbracken/Documents/COVID-GATES-FLOYD%20HOAX/HCQ%20In%20Asian%20Countries%20(1).pdf

  5. Concerned!

    Thank You Senator Bowling! Its obvious you are well informed and you have done your research. It’s true world renown specialist in immunology are all in agreement this is not a vaccine. They are in an agreement that this vaccine has not gone through proper and valid testing contrary to what the media says, it is a time bomb that that will go off in the bodies of people eventually. They also say the media will then blame it on another virus instead on the vaccine. No one should be forced to have a vaccine that is not proven to protect you from Covid or any other virus.