Daily Kos: Woman Being Denied Citizenship Because Her Morality Doesn’t Come From Religion: Despite being an atheist, Ms. Doughty was told that any conscientious objection must be based on religious grounds, not simply moral objections.So as someone who was not religious, and didn’t believe in a god, she had no basis for objecting. Her statement has been denied and she has been informed that to move forward in the process she must submit a letter from the elders of her church to prove her conscientious objections are religiously based.
The USCIS has told her,
“Please submit a letter on official church stationery, attesting to the fact that you are a member in good standing and the church’s official position on the bearing of arms.”
She has been given until June 21st to show that her objection is religiously-based, or her application will be denied.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Daily Kos: Woman Being Denied Citizenship Because Her Morality Doesn’t Come From Religion
Posted by Regan Lee