A Boston Medical Center staff nurse who believes Mother Nature doesn't want her getting shots or even taking medicines yesterday sued her former employer because it rejected her request for a religious exemption from Covid-19 shots and fired her last October.
In her suit, filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Amy Munroe says that even if she hadn't requested a religious exemption, the hospital should have let her continue working because contracted Covid-19 and so had antibodies, which means she wouldn't have proved any more of a risk to patients than nurses who don't share her belief that Mother Nature, along with a healthy lifestyle that includes extensive time outdoors and foregoing TV and social media, gave her all the immune powers to not need a "Covid genetic therapy treatment."
Munroe is the latest BMC nurse to sue the hospital on First Amendment religious grounds over the way they were fired after being denied exemptions from Covid-19 shots. All are represented by Peter Vickery, an Amherst attorney who is filing a series of individual suits, rather than a single class-action suit against the hospital.
As with all the other suits - as well as similar ones against Children's Hospital and the state - Munroe's complaint is filled with supposed examples of how the Covid-19 vaccines don't work to block transmission of the disease, in addition to specifying Munroe's specific religious qualms with them.
In her exemption request, filed with the complaint, Munroe acknowledges that in years past she got the flu vaccinations the hospital also required, but only reluctantly and after "a good cry." And besides, that vaccine is natural - it's made from a dead or weakened virus, not some frankenvaccine made up in a lab.
She says she was raised Catholic, but was driven away when she learned of the sex-abuse scandal and began to realize her beliefs were more in line with paganism, whose practitioners were "peaceful, Nature worshipers who believed in leaving others to do what they saw fit for themselves."
It is my belief that wild fires, global warming, earthquakes, and the Covid pandemic itself are signs she is angry with Her humans and wants to humble them, lest they forget that there can only be one center of a circle and that She is that center.
And viruses, including the coronavirus variants that cause Covid-19, are simply part of nature and we need to learn to live with them, she wrote.
Despite being a nurse, or maybe because of being one, I personally do not participate in Western medicine the same way that most people do. In accordance with my beliefs, I opt to rely on Mother Nature for natural remedies to heal my ailments, or to suffer through them until I am well. Mother Nature will get me through them, or she won't. When my time is up, and She comes for me, I will go without fear, knowing that I have completed The Circle of Life and will become part of the Earth again in a different form. ...
I cannot defy Mother Nature, nor my innate instincts. Taking a genetic therapy treatment that I am extremely fearful of, against my will and better judgement, as a perfectly healthy human being, to treat a naturally occurring virus, goes completely against beliefs that I have held most my life. Being forced to take the vaccine in order to keep the job that I love and was port on Earth to do, will result in severe and permanent emotional and psychological damage, mental anguish and intolerable inner torment. ... Please do not force me to be a traitor to myself and My God.
Complete complaint (344k PDF).
Complete exemption request (5.3M PDF).