Religion: Preacher & Pact

Did the U. S., in signing the Kellogg-Briand Anti-War Pact, assume that the possibility of war was about to vanish? Decidedly not, most people would agree.

Yet a Minnesota preacher took the opposite view last week, and so gave a new twist to a recurrent religious problem. The U. S. Supreme Court has held that a native-born U. S. citizen is under a legal obligation to bear arms in war. Many a U. S. religious leader, and a large section of the Christian Press, hold on the contrary that God's will is more binding....

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