U.S. Selective Service expands alternatives for conscientious objectors


The web site of the U.S. Army reveals that it has signed the first agreement for selective service in the USA in 25 years.

The story says that "... as long as there's been Americans fighting in wars, there have been those who do not object to the idea of serving their country, but do object to the idea of directly killing another human being or being involved in that act. These conscientious objectors are not cowards, said Selective Service Director Lawrence G. Romo, but are simply opposed to the idea of taking another person's life."

Stanley Green, executive director of the Mennonite Mission Network is pictured signing the agreement.with Selective Service Director Lawrence G. Romo.