WHEREAS, the American Ethical Union has, in the last decade, consistently opposed all administrative restrictions which granted conscientious objector status only to registrants holding traditional religious beliefs; and
WHEREAS, our representatives in concert met [sic] representatives of other organizations have been successful before congressional committees, in the Supreme Court, and with the previous administration of the Selective Service System to have such restrictions lifted; and
WHEREAS, the valid legal standard as construed by the Supreme Court now does grant moral-ethical conscientious objectors equality with their religious counterparts; and
WHEREAS, the present administration of the Selective Service System disregarding such legal standard and, under its own self-promulgated restrictive rules, continues the administrative denial of such equality;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Ethical Union deplore the continuing administrative deprivation of mora1-ethical conscientious objectors of rights to exemption from military service, assured them by the law of the land, and we instruct our appropriate agencies to continue their intervention at every opportunity to the end that such deprivation come to an early end.
Source: AEU 64th Annual Assembly Memo [job07scan]
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