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Army Orders Soldiers To Scrape Bible Verses Off Their Rifle Scopes….
The ConservativeTreehouse ^ | April 23, 2013 | by sundance

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: army; banglist; islam; religion; sharia; trijicon; wot
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1 posted on 04/23/2013 9:15:16 AM PDT by txgirl4Bush
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To: txgirl4Bush

I’d take a Court Martial over this.


2 posted on 04/23/2013 9:16:49 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: txgirl4Bush

How has Trijicom responded?


3 posted on 04/23/2013 9:18:15 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: txgirl4Bush

I’m thinking of the sniper in Saving Private Ryan and wonder which scriptures he was saying..


4 posted on 04/23/2013 9:19:24 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: txgirl4Bush

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?


5 posted on 04/23/2013 9:19:37 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Lurker

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.


6 posted on 04/23/2013 9:19:54 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Lurker

Better to fear God than fear man.


7 posted on 04/23/2013 9:23:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: stuartcr

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).


8 posted on 04/23/2013 9:23:04 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: txgirl4Bush
John 8:12: When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

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 God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

9 posted on 04/23/2013 9:23:48 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: txgirl4Bush
Given that the new Secretary of Defense is Muslim, don’t be surprised if they start finding Arabic writing on their tools.
10 posted on 04/23/2013 9:24:05 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: MrB

or your CO


11 posted on 04/23/2013 9:26:09 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: txgirl4Bush

Onward Christian Soldiers!


12 posted on 04/23/2013 9:26:13 AM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: txgirl4Bush

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.


13 posted on 04/23/2013 9:26:35 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Missouri gal

Hagel doesn’t sound very Arabic, neither does Chuck


14 posted on 04/23/2013 9:27:44 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: txgirl4Bush

Bible No...Koran OK!


15 posted on 04/23/2013 9:28:28 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: txgirl4Bush

This regime is trying so hard to follow the European model. Pushing religious beliefs is not PC in Europe.


16 posted on 04/23/2013 9:28:36 AM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck but with 2014 House majority, he will be dangerously socialist!)
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To: txgirl4Bush

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.

K Y P D


17 posted on 04/23/2013 9:30:05 AM PDT by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: txgirl4Bush

Beliefs belong in church, not in Army rifle scopes.


18 posted on 04/23/2013 9:32:25 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: txgirl4Bush

Just put crosses on the end of the bullets.


19 posted on 04/23/2013 9:37:28 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: entropy12
Actually, what people do in the privacy of their factories regarding religion is none of the gub'mnt's business ~ besides, how does the gub'mnt know that the references are TRUE and FAITHFUL?

The US Government has no authority whatsoever to determine if something is religiously correct or not.

20 posted on 04/23/2013 9:39:14 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: txgirl4Bush
I suspect that the (Muslim in the White House) would not stop this had there been references to the Koran...Islam is a Trojan Horse...and our Warriors are being bamboozled into defying American Judea/Christian ethics and beliefs. Shame on all faiths for not standing up to this scandalous anti-religious front.
21 posted on 04/23/2013 9:39:57 AM PDT by yoe
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To: muawiyah

But they do have the authority to keep their property free from graffiti.


22 posted on 04/23/2013 9:39:58 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: OldNavyVet

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.


23 posted on 04/23/2013 9:40:07 AM PDT by JayAr36 (In a compromise between good and evil, evil ALWAYS BENEFITS.)
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To: txgirl4Bush

I guess we can’t upset the jihadis when another “unguarded warehouse” becomes pilfered somewhere in the middle east.


24 posted on 04/23/2013 9:41:45 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: CottShop
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?

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.

25 posted on 04/23/2013 9:41:56 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Oldexpat
I’m thinking of the sniper in Saving Private Ryan and wonder which scriptures he was saying..

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?

26 posted on 04/23/2013 9:45:13 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: txgirl4Bush

Can they write it back on with a gold pen?

Right back, have to go hurl


27 posted on 04/23/2013 9:47:03 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: OldNavyVet

“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.


28 posted on 04/23/2013 9:47:39 AM PDT by garfield
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To: Vermont Lt

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.


29 posted on 04/23/2013 9:57:47 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Oldexpat

"Blessed be the Lord my strength
which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer;
my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me."

Psalm 144:1-2

30 posted on 04/23/2013 9:58:09 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: OldNavyVet

Would you have banned aircraft nose art in WWII as well?


31 posted on 04/23/2013 9:58:32 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Vermont Lt

Hope Trijicom voids all the scope warranties due to tampering .


32 posted on 04/23/2013 9:58:50 AM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: OldNavyVet

There are no atheists in foxholes.


33 posted on 04/23/2013 10:01:43 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: txgirl4Bush

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.


34 posted on 04/23/2013 10:02:05 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Missouri gal

Do you possibly mean the deranged John Brennan, our present Director Of CIA? Rumor is that he converted to mohammadism while in saudi arabia.


35 posted on 04/23/2013 10:04:11 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: txgirl4Bush

Next, service members will be ordered to remove all Bibles from base. No Bibles on base in private residences or dorms. Mark my words.


36 posted on 04/23/2013 10:04:57 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: OldNavyVet
Beliefs belong in church, not in Army rifle scopes.

Beliefs reside in the heart and mind. How are you going to scrub those?

37 posted on 04/23/2013 10:05:24 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: OldNavyVet

“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.


38 posted on 04/23/2013 10:06:43 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Vermont Lt

“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.


39 posted on 04/23/2013 10:07:31 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: txgirl4Bush

Gov’t owned scopes, not personally owned so the gov’t can do with them as they please.


40 posted on 04/23/2013 10:11:00 AM PDT by deport
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To: CodeToad

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.


41 posted on 04/23/2013 10:13:54 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: txgirl4Bush

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.

(schatological and reproductive expletive deleted)


42 posted on 04/23/2013 10:15:40 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: txgirl4Bush

What if the model number was ACOG4X32eaTmoPorK?


43 posted on 04/23/2013 10:17:54 AM PDT by bgill
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....”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?


44 posted on 04/23/2013 10:18:16 AM PDT by caww
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To: txgirl4Bush

Scrape it off and engrave: “Allahu Fubar”. Or just ignore this stupid order.


45 posted on 04/23/2013 10:20:49 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: pallis
....”Muslims everywhere are laughing their arses off at our multicultural idiots”......

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.

46 posted on 04/23/2013 10:21:02 AM PDT by caww
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To: centurion316

[[There are lots of religious freedom issues out there that are worth fighting for. This is not one of them]]

No? Really?


47 posted on 04/23/2013 10:23:06 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: CodeToad

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.


48 posted on 04/23/2013 10:25:22 AM PDT by laconic
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To: txgirl4Bush

Maybe they ought to start inscribing those scopes with this passage:

Psalms 9:17

The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.


49 posted on 04/23/2013 10:27:02 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Missouri gal

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!


50 posted on 04/23/2013 10:28:36 AM PDT by caww
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