Mennonites have always been opposed to violence-- and the idea of killing, even in self defense is more repulsive to them than it is to most people..
However this is the first time of heard of it going this far.. Many of them have served our country honorably, in combat as unarmed medics, the never expected their status as Conscientious Objectors to keep them out of harms way.. For that reason I've always respected them, and their patriotism
They, or at least some of them seem to have had a change of heart. Do they not realize that without our occasional use of violence, America's enemies would destroy us. In short order, they and their religion wouldn't even be a footnote in the history books the conquerors would write.