Pentecostal WWI Draft Registration Cards
All males from 21-29 years of age were required to register on June 5, 1917. The draft card original is stored at the National Archives Southeast Regional site in Morrow, Georgia. These were microfilmed and more recently digitized by Ancestry.com. You can look up your own relatives using Ancestry.com.
Religious Conscientious Objection
While the U.S. government did not recognize the right of conscience to refuse military service, they did recognize the right of conscience to choose non-combatant service within the military for those with previous membership in a recognized denomination already on record as opposed to military service. While Mennonites, Amish, Hutterites, and Quakers had almost 400 years experience with Christian pacifism to war, usually referred to by Mennonites as non-resistance, the newly formed Pentecostal groups signed on as pacifists too.