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ACLU defends Christian conscientious objector, gains honorable discharge

Many Republican/Christian conservatives believe that the ACLU is anti-American, often due to the rhetoric of the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and Michael Savage attack the ACLU on a regular basis as being communist, and anti-American.

Some also believe that the ACLU is anti-Christian. To say this is patently untrue is not enough for such naysayers. Here's another clip of Bill O'Reilly advocating against the ACLU:

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.

For more information about Christians the ACLU has defended, go here. and here and also go here.

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