Skip to comments.Army Orders Soldiers To Scrape Bible Verses Off Their Rifle Scopes….
Posted on 04/23/2013 9:15:16 AM PDT by txgirl4Bush
The U.S. Army is directing troops to remove a Bible inscription that a vendor etched into the serial numbers of weapon scopes, Fox News has learned.
Soldiers at Fort Wainwright in Alaska told Fox News they received a directive to turn in their scopes so the Bible references could be removed.
The scopes were made by Trijicom and referenced New Testament passages in John 8:12 and Second Corinthians 4:6. The verses appeared at the end of the scope serial numbers JN8:12 and 2COR4:6.
The biblical verse (JN8:12) must be removed utilizing a Dremel type tool and then painted black, read instructions on how to remedy the matter.
After the letters and numbers were scrapped off, soldiers were directed to use apply black paint to ensure the verses were totally covered.
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I’d take a Court Martial over this.
How has Trijicom responded?
I’m thinking of the sniper in Saving Private Ryan and wonder which scriptures he was saying..
did the soldiers remind hteir superior officers that our constitution guaruntees freedom FROM religious persectuion and that the right to freely express religious affiliation shall NOT be infringed?
I spent some bucks to purchase a new port ejection cover on my COLT LE6920. Took some time because the thing is a booger to get off, but it was worth it to me.
Inside the cover, after it has been fired it reads (laser-etched) INFIDEL, in English and Arabic. I’m supremely pleased with it.
Better to fear God than fear man.
I have Trijicon sights on all my pistols that I have night sites on. Even purchased their expensive tool for staking front sights on 1911s. Yesterday, I installed a full Trijicon set on a Springfield Government 1911 milspec I have. Nice. Couple that with a set of MGW rear sight pushers for 1911s, Berettas and Glocks and you’re set...(expensive but worth it).
2 Corinthians 4:6: For God, who said, Let light shine out of darkness, made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of Gods glory displayed in the face of Christ.
or your CO
Onward Christian Soldiers!
Glad to see that our cash-strapped military has found an important use of its time and money. Muslims everywhere are laughing their arses off at our multicultural idiots.
Hagel doesn’t sound very Arabic, neither does Chuck
Bible No...Koran OK!
This regime is trying so hard to follow the European model. Pushing religious beliefs is not PC in Europe.
Both MacArthur and Patton (both scriptural, prepared men)would likely scoff, ridicule, and chastise the hyper PC, idiotic, nitwit who came up with the idea of taking a dremel to the ACOGS. If the American Caesar and Blood-n-guts had their way, they might just make sure the offending REMF finished out any career left manning an Aleutian Island weather station.
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Beliefs belong in church, not in Army rifle scopes.
Just put crosses on the end of the bullets.
The US Government has no authority whatsoever to determine if something is religiously correct or not.
But they do have the authority to keep their property free from graffiti.
Political Correctness is the path of destruction for the United States. How about asking what part PC played in the bombing in Boston. FBI, very limited in what they can do when it comes to a Muzzie. A close look at what exactly happened in the investigation of the elder brother.
I guess we can’t upset the jihadis when another “unguarded warehouse” becomes pilfered somewhere in the middle east.
Hopefully not, as they would look like ignorant fools. These scopes are government property and the government can do what they please with them. The government generally specifies exactly what markings are made on equipment that they buy, but clearly someone was not paying attention.
There are lots of religious freedom issues out there that are worth fighting for. This is not one of them.
Well, his German sniper opponent had a belt buckle with a motto on it: GOTT MITT UNS. How well did that work out for him?
Can they write it back on with a gold pen?
Right back, have to go hurl
“Beliefs belong in church, not in Army scopes.” This statement is absurd! Beliefs affect every aspect of life. Your beliefs are where you are at all times. The above quote is only valid if one never exits a church building.
It’s not graffiti. It’s put there by the manufacturer. If the Army doesn’t want it the let them say so on the Purchase Order.
Would you have banned aircraft nose art in WWII as well?
Hope Trijicom voids all the scope warranties due to tampering .
There are no atheists in foxholes.
Trijicon was founded by Glyn Bindon, an immigrant from South Africa who started out as a hydraulic engineer. The bible verses they are eradicating are encrypted within a string of small raised lettering hidden between the base and the tube of the scope - virtually invisible. It was Glyn’s little hidden act of faith and most people never saw it or caught its meaning when they did.
The ACOG is a superb, rugged combat optic, so if our government wants to imbecilic, it can grind off the code without ruining the scope. I am just amazed that we have come to this point.
Do you possibly mean the deranged John Brennan, our present Director Of CIA? Rumor is that he converted to mohammadism while in saudi arabia.
Next, service members will be ordered to remove all Bibles from base. No Bibles on base in private residences or dorms. Mark my words.
Beliefs reside in the heart and mind. How are you going to scrub those?
“Beliefs belong in church, not in Army rifle scopes.”
They are references made by the manufacturer. Just because something is religious in nature doesn’t mean it should have any more or less protection than any other words. Here we have a Bible references getting stricter treatment than other words on the device.
“But they do have the authority to keep their property free from graffiti.”
You obviously haven’t a clue what this is about. The MANUFACTURER places these marking on their devices and in full knowledge of the purchasing agents and buyers of the military.
Gov’t owned scopes, not personally owned so the gov’t can do with them as they please.
I guess the RFP to the vendor should have included all military requirements. Christian bible verses must not have been mentioned or the vendor wouldn’t have been paid.
That order came from someone who hates this country, hates Christianity and Judaism, and loves the middle eastern death cult that hates us, and wants us to bow down really low to show our submission.
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What if the model number was ACOG4X32eaTmoPorK?
....”they received a directive to turn in their scopes so the Bible references could be removed”......
Muslim Brotherhood and their off branches are succeeding.....when will they ever be rooted out of our Government?
Scrape it off and engrave: “Allahu Fubar”. Or just ignore this stupid order.
The utter stupidity of our leaders is beyond astounding.....but Moslems are not just laughing...’they are celebrating’ their victory over these lamebrain idiots....Stealth Jihad is fast on the move.
[[There are lots of religious freedom issues out there that are worth fighting for. This is not one of them]]
Where the HELL is the House of Representatives and what the HELL are they doing about this? Does “Speaker” Boehner ever do anything other than smoke, drink, cry or act like a sycophant to the Executive Branch? What does Cantor do?? What exactly did we vote for and what did we get when we thought we were putting our party in power in the Congress? It appears that we got WORSE than nothing.
Maybe they ought to start inscribing those scopes with this passage:
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
People with high security clearances connected to the Muslim Brotherhood hold important positions in every major federal agency including the Pentagon and the Department of Defense.....
...The enemy is at the helm!