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View Diary: Woman Being Denied Citizenship Because Her Morality Doesn’t Come From Religion (180 comments)

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  •  c.o. on basis of atheism...a family member did it (5+ / 0-)

    In 1972 family member graduated from one of our service acadamies & three months later was out ...it started with a question of whether he could fire a nuclear weapon....when he said no, it progressed to any weapon.  It came to a head when he was asked if he could fire upon a Russian position. "not if there are any men in that position" After several days and many interviews, he stated that as an atheist, he could not take someone's life as that was the only one they had....

    He offered to serve in a non-combat role & was quietly discharged

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