Bad news, Davisam. This reeks of a "sincerity test," a kangaroo court session in which government attorneys who aren't even experts on religion and spirituality try to thought police your motives by grilling and drilling you to "make sure" you're not making your vax decisions based on safety concerns or other "secular" reasons. (Apparently God doesn't care about your children's safety; that's just "secular"
Your choices are 1. Move. Neighboring Ohio has philosophical exemptions. It's also teeming with infectious disease as a result. Ohioans entering New York must first undergo a mandatory week-long quarantine at the border crossing. (Those last two sentences were sarcastic
). 2. Homeschool. Moms in the Homeschooling forum can help you brainstorm a way to make that work. Even low-income, duel-income families, and single-parent families can homeschool. 3. Attend the Sincerity Test with your attorney and a video recording device.
If you are in or near NYC, keep in mind that schools are fined for each exemption. (I read this in some law journal. I can't remember which and hopefully that's no longer the case!) If this law is still in effect, they have every incentive to see that your children are forcibly injected.
Finally, look up that woman on Long Island. Mamas, help me out. Where's that video of her "sincerity" test? If you watch that video, you'll know I'm not exaggerating. I really wish I had better news for you.
As an interesting aside, some Libertarians at George Mason University ranked all states from the freest to the least free. NYS came in dead last.