Education: Devil's Emblem

Six weeks ago when a Lynn teacher ordered her third-grade class to comply with Massachusetts' new patriotism laws and salute the flag, 8-year-old Carleton Nichols Jr. swallowed hard, remained in his seat while the class rose. "Please, Miss Brooks," he blurted, ''my father says I am not to salute the Devil's emblem." Carleton Nichols Sr. explained that as Jehovah's Witnesses he and his son could not serve both Jehovah and Country. Jehovah's Witnesses, otherwise known as the International Bible Students Association, count 2,500,000 followers in 34 nations (TIME, June 10). Strictly...

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