Signal Crest United Methodist Preschool Discriminates Against Unvaccinated Children

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The Tennessee Conservative Staff –

Across Tennessee, unvaccinated children are discriminated against as they seek fairness in educational opportunities. No other class of children, regardless of their health status, is similarly denied access to services. Being unvaccinated is the modern-day equivalent of being a person of color during the Democrat-led “Jim Crowe” era of Tennessee’s history. 

As an example, Signal Crest United Methodist Preschool discriminates against unvaccinated children citing board policy that requires all children enrolled to be up-to-date on all “baseline” vaccines. This is a common practice of many educational institutions throughout Tennessee.

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Brandon Lewis, based on a personal experience of discrimination, sent a letter to the preschool and asked for it to be passed along to the board.

Lewis wrote, “First, I doubt your church turns away unvaccinated children for worship. It seems to me odd, given the command of the Great Commission, for a Christian organization to turn unvaccinated children away. Jesus did not say, ‘Suffer the little children to come to me unless they are unvaccinated’.”

“Second, if the health of the pre-school as it relates to communicable diseases is the goal, should you not discriminate in additional ways aside from vaccination status alone? It’s widely known that the overweight, sedentary, immunocompromised or mentally depressed are far more susceptible to catching communicable diseases and spreading them. Does your organization discriminate against parents or children who have these characteristics? Of course not.” 

“Why single out unvaccinated children alone? Is this moral?,” Lewis questioned. 

As in many cities in Tennessee, there are educational institutions that do not discriminate against unvaccinated children. Lewis reports that Foundations Preschool in Chattanooga and Signal Mountain Christian School do not discriminate, but treat all children equally.

“The board should seriously pray over their callous, unbiblical approach to discrimination. In my opinion, it is shameful,” concluded Lewis’ letter to the board.

Tennessee law allows for medical and religious exemptions in lieu of vaccination at preschools, K-12 schools and at the college level also, but there is some debate about whether private entities who do not receive any funds from the state have to accept them.

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In the case of Signal Crest, Tricia Earle, Preschool Director says that the private church preschool serving less than 100 students ages 2-5 is a ministry of the church and has been since 1962. Earle says that the preschool takes no money from the state. 

“It is my understanding that as a private institution, Signal Crest is allowed to set their policy on immunization requirements,” said Earle. “This policy was developed by our preschool board years back as our preschool community has seen a number of children, families and staff that have been immune compromised or have lived with loved ones who are, over the years. Covid and flu vaccines are not at all mandatory, but the childhood baseline vaccines are what we require in our enrollment.”

Earle stated that the policy does not persecute fellow Christians. However, many in the body of Christ disagree.

An individual that commented on one of our social media posts regarding this topic stated that it is a common misconception that private religious schools are allowed to reject students if not up-to-date on vaccinations and provided links to Tennessee law regarding the matter.

https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/immunization-program/ip/immunization-requirements.html?fbclid=IwAR2Hvpt30jxcNSLlzT4gQNIRKxOn8fbb2yCCO0s8DFrRWqij9GDXnhbYIxo#:~:text=Religious%20%E2%80%93%20This%20exemption%20requires%20a,provider%20on%20the%20immunization%20certificate

https://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/non-public-education/regulation-map/tennessee.html?fbclid=IwAR1sWcpVKB-Hw-KoTGJ5tLitewfSyihNPCdQCp5Gb5aGtfT03Q5maM5Cpuc

Other Tennesseans shared some of their comments and experiences with this issue on social media.

Kelly said, “We were at Woodmont Christian preschool for almost 10 years and was told my youngest wouldn’t be able to attend at all and my pre k child couldn’t come back because of vax (status). They wouldn’t accept my religious exemption.”

Sam said, “We had a doctor discriminate against my daughter and refuse to sign off on her school physical.”

“We will see how this goes for our granddaughter,” Tim wrote, “Her parents chose not to get her last round of shots because we know too many people whose children have become autistic after the last round. Immunizations are not what they use to be!!!”

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Children of God for Life has provided information about vaccines for over 20 years, specifically about the use of fetal cell lines in production and testing.

Many Christians who are pro-life know that fetal cell lines are used in the manufacture of many vaccines and this gives them serious concerns about injecting them into their young children, along with other side effects from the ever-expanding list of vaccines required for children. 

Currently, neither manufacturers or educational institutions have any legal liability for side-effects resulting from the administration or requirement for vaccines, leaving many Christian parents hesitant to take health risks for their children that seem unnecessary.

Has your child been refused services because of their vaccination status in Tennessee? Please tell us at News@TennesseeConservativeNews.com 

Listen to Brandon Lewis tell his story below.

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4 thoughts on “Signal Crest United Methodist Preschool Discriminates Against Unvaccinated Children

  • August 29, 2023 at 4:26 pm
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    We have been infiltrated in every single area, militarily, our justice system, our education, our healthcare, our churches, all 3 letter Gov’t agencies, our stores we shop, EVERYTHING. This is how wars are won, once they have all their crony nazi’s in place, time to shut down any opposition by cutting them off and shutting them out. People have been asleep for far too long not realizing the plan that has been in place for a very long time is now coming to fruition. We are very close to losing everything that made this country the best on earth. We are no longer a free country, we are essentially a Banana Republic. Any country that falsely criminalizes and imprisons a political opponent ( that is significantly winning in the polls ) IS just that. We are being run by corrupt, communist democrats that want to see our demise and we better wake up and fight before there is nothing left to fight for.

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    • August 29, 2023 at 6:34 pm
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      Amen! We the People run this country not the political elite. The last election wasn’t an election. It was a selection, done by the entrenched ruling class in Washington D.C.. Both political parties are guilty of this crime. America has lost its moral compass. This is what happens when a country like America that was founded on the Bible turns its back on God. Just take a good hard look at the Constitution. We have taken God out of every aspect of our lives. We need to turn back to God.
      2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV
      If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face , and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
      Joshua 24:15 KJV
      But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

      In God we trust not government or man.
      Have a blessed day.

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      • August 29, 2023 at 9:25 pm
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        You are absolutely right Wayne, God has been systematically erased from our country next to our founders who set up the greatest governing document ever written. Democrats are a malignant cancer on society and yes, the RINO’s are even worse. They have disregarded everything that was good and truthful and replaced it with depravity, crime and non stop lies. Evil is here and that is really our battle…….we need to get back to God and fight for this beautiful country. The church above should be shunned, this point in time certainly shows us who is real and who is a bought off fraud, the only silver lining I can see now.

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  • August 29, 2023 at 10:03 pm
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    Where’s this “church”?
    I’d sure hate to be in many “church” leader’s shoes come Judgment.
    If a “church” is a 501C3, where you can deduct your donations from your taxes, it’s a state “church”.

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