Letters, Jun. 21, 1943

War Is Not the Evil


For 20 years I've been an ordained clergyman and an active supporter of the Federal Council of Churches. I've been a chaplain in the U.S. Army for 28 months, 16 of them overseas. With regard to the extreme pacifist leanings of many clergymen and church organizations, and especially with regard to the current campaign being conducted by the Federal Council of Churches (TIME, April 5) against hatred of our enemies, I have something to say.

Americans do not hate easily. I've been through some of the toughest fighting...

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