A nurse who self-identifies as Christian today sued Boston Medical Center for firing her in October, 2021 for refusing to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
In her rejected request for a medical exemption, filed along with her lawsuit today in US District Court in Boston, Maureen McCarthy says her body is God's temple and not to be defiled with vaccines:
I believe that receiving this vaccine would be a violation of conscience as a Christian who believes in the Bible, specifically the King James version. I feel that this vaccine would violate the principles laid out in God’s word, I believe my body is a temple for the Holy Spirit. It is a God given responsibility and requirement for me to protect the physical and spiritual integrity of my body (Rev 14:9-11, 19:20).
McCarthy, formerly a staff nurse at BMC who now lives in Texas, says she does not belong to any denomination, let alone one that has called on followers to get vaccinated.
Besides, her complaint continues, she'd already contracted Covid-19, so vaccines would do her no good, even if the vaccines worked, which they don't, as evidenced by all the public figures who publicly got vaccinated, then contracted the virus anyway.
The alleged lack of efficacy, using the same public figures and statements, was cited by another Boston Medical Center nurse and a Children's Hospital EEG technician. All three are represented by Amherst attorney Peter Vickery - who also represents three Massachusetts state workers with similar suits.
McCarthy is seeking back pay, punitive and "compensatory and consequential damages" and attorney's fees.
Complete complaint (380k PDF).
Request for exemption (2.3M PDF).