ACLU defends Christian conscientious objector, gains honorable discharge
In Hartford, Connecticut today, Christian Navy junior officer Michael Isbicki finally won an honorable discharge from the US Navy as a conscientious objector with the help of the ACLU [...]
On February 24, 2011 At 5:59 pm
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In Hartford, Connecticut today, Christian Navy junior officer Michael Isbicki finally won an honorable discharge from the US Navy as a conscientious objector with the help of the ACLU. When he joined up, he said he was following family tradition, but got to thinking after a while that perhaps being in the Navy was unChristian as he was religiously opposed to any kind of war and could be called upon to kill people:
"I believe that Jesus Christ calls all men to love each other, under all circumstances. I believe his teaching forbids the use of violence. I take the Sermon on the Mount literally," Izbicki wrote in his application for conscientious objector status.
The American Civil Liberties Union's Connecticut chapter filed a lawsuit against the US Navy on Izbicki's behalf last year after he was denied an honorable discharge twice.