UPDATED 05-07-13: BIBLE REFERENCES “JN8:12” AND “2COR4:6” ON COMBAT RIFLE SIGHTS TO BE TAKEN OFF BY MANUFACTURER,TRIJICON…

Posted on January 22, 2010. Filed under: Informational..., News And Politics..., NEWS..., Religion..., UPDATED POSTS... | Tags: , , |

 Tuesday, May 7, 2013 8:15 AM (My original post follows my update)


The change is in the pics only, as stated in my comment to Steven… 

QueenBee

 

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Here’s my original post…

 

 

 

A Trijicon Sharpshooter assault rifle etched with the characters JN8:12, which is a Biblical reference to chapter 8 verse 12 in the book of John

A Trijicon Sharpshooter assault rifle site etched with the characters JN8:12, which is a Biblical reference to chapter 8 verse 12 in the book of John
The U.S. military is using high-powered rifle sights in Iraq and Afghanistan inscribed with references to Bible verses, stoking concerns by Muslims and advocacy groups.  The combat rifle sights provided by a Michigan company, Trijicon, carry Passages about Jesus, and the rights groups are raising issues whether these inscriptions break a government rule that prohibits proselytizing.  The markings on the advanced rifle sights include “2COR4:6”, which is a reference to the Second Corinthians, Chapter 4, Verse 6 of the New Testament that reads: “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

 

A similar reference in some other rifles is to “John 8:12”, which is cited as “JN8:12”, reads: “Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Oh, my!  So these words are more detrimental than the hateful words and horrific acts that come from terrorists?  I can’t believe that this country is allowing these filthy maggots to dictate our lives.  They have told the world that there is only one religion, their religion, and if you disagree, they will kill you.  They are wrong!  There is only one God and He is a loving and true God, not one who hates and promotes killing.  This speaks volumes about their fear of Him.  Not only should we keep those Bible Verses on those sights, we should also inscribe those Verses onto every bomb and bullet that are pointed at those maggots.  I don’t want to sound like I’m full of hate, because I’m not.  I’m just full up to here with their hate for our country, a country whose soldiers fight life and limb, along with our allies, to liberate countries from tyranny.  America and her allies do and have done more for the Afghans and Iraqis than their own government, and the terrorists who hide in those countries treat their fellow citizens just as badly as they treat their enemies.

 

What really floored me is the comment made by Michael Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation:  “It allows the Mujahideen, the Taliban, al-Qaeda and the insurrectionists and jihadists to claim they’re being shot by Jesus rifles.”

 

Are you kidding me???  Who the heck cares about those terrorists and what they think?  Those Desert Pigs preach “Death to all Americans”, but the outrage here is focused on The Word of God.  If God’s Word empowers our soldiers then where is the harm?  I am so shocked that this is even an issue.  Can this get any more disturbing?  Why is the word “God” or any reference to Him so appalling to some people that they would go to great lengths to erase it from sight, or in this case, gun sights?  Trying to erase God today is as deplorable as when Herod wanted to erase God’s Son, Jesus Christ, 2,000 years ago!  What’s next?  Will we have to hide the crucifix that we have around our neck while out in public because the mere sight of it could offend some Muslims or advocacy groups?
To some, the references to Bible passages on gun sights somehow “raised concerns” that the citations break a government rule that bars “proselytizing” by American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, which are predominantly Muslim countrieslike they’re trying to convert Muslims to Christianitywhich is so totally absurd!  What bothers me the most about this story is that these inscriptions are only obvious to the soldiers who use them.  Even an Army spokesman said that “The Army and Services were unaware of the coded biblical references until a few days ago”.  If they were unaware of these inscriptions, do you really think that the Muslims know about it or would give two craps about it?  And if they did, SO WHAT!  Soldiers are risking their own lives to defend them over there!
These Scripture inscriptions have been put on gun sights for almost 30 years, so why the sudden change“Change”there’s that word again—a word that’s been synonymous with disaster ever since its inception on January 20, 2009…
QueenBee
Combat rifle sights used by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan carry secret references to Bible verses.
Combat rifle sights used by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan carry secret references to Bible verses.
Company to Remove Bible References From Combat Rifles
Thursday , January 21, 2010
WASHINGTON—A Michigan defense contractor will voluntarily stop stamping references to Bible verses on combat rifle sights made for the U.S. military, a major buyer of the company’s gear.

In a statement released Thursday, Trijicon of Wixom, Mich., says it is also providing to the armed forces free of charge modification kits to remove the Scripture citations from the telescoping sights already in use. Through multimillion dollar contracts, the Marine Corps and Army have more than 300,000 Trijicon sights.

The references to Bible passages raised concerns that the citations break a government rule that bars proselytizing by American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, which are predominantly Muslim countries.

A spokesman for U.S. Central Command initially said the Trijicon sights didn’t violate the ban and compared the citations on the sights to the “In God We Trust” inscription printed on U.S. currency.

On Thursday, however, Army Gen. David Petraeus, Central Command’s top officer, called the practice “disturbing.”

“This is a serious concern to me and the other commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Petraeus told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

New Zealand announced Thursday that they would remove the citations from the sights they have, and Australia, which also uses the sights, is assessing what to do.

New Zealand defense force spokesman Maj. Kristian Dunne said Trijicon would be instructed to remove the inscriptions from further orders of the gun sights for New Zealand and the letters would be removed from gun sights already in use by troops.

The inscriptions are not obvious and appear in raised lettering at the end of the stock number. Trijicon’s rifle sights use tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, to create light and help shooters hit what they’re aiming for.

Markings on the Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight, which is standard issue to U.S. special operations forces, include “JN8:12,” a reference to John 8:12: “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life,”‘ according to the King James version of the Bible.

The Trijicon Reflex sight is stamped with 2COR4:6, a reference to part of the second letter of Paul to the Corinthians: “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ,” the King James version reads.

Photos posted on a Defense Department Web site show Iraqi forces training with rifles equipped with the inscribed sights.

Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, said in a letter sent Thursday to President Barack Obama that the gun sights “clearly violate” the rule against proselytizing. Gaddy added that “images of American soldiers as Christian crusaders come to mind when they are carrying weaponry bearing such verses.”

Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, contacted The Associated Press last week about the Scripture citations. He said he had received complaints from active-duty and retired members of the military. Weinstein said he couldn’t identify them because they fear retaliation.

The company’s practice of putting Bible references on the sites began nearly 30 years ago by Trijicon’s founder, Glyn Bindon, who was killed in a plane crash in 2003. His son Stephen, Trijicon’s president, has continued the practice.

“Trijicon has proudly served the U.S. military for more than two decades, and our decision to offer to voluntarily remove these references is both prudent and appropriate,” Stephen Bindon said in the statement.

The statement does not provide an estimate on the removal costs. A company spokesman did not return a telephone call.

The company is also making the same offer to military in other countries that have purchased Trijicon’s rifle sights.

An Army spokesman said Thursday the service was unaware of the coded biblical references until a few days ago.

“It is not the policy of the Army or the Department of Defense to put religious references of any kind on its equipment,” Lt. Col. Jimmie Cummings said.

Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Geraldine Carey said the service “is making every effort to remove these markings from all of our scopes and will ensure that all future procurement of these scopes will not have these types of markings.”

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The pic shows a scope and you label it an assault rifle…

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Hello Steven. Good eye, honey! I grabbed this pic from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/7048611/Biblical-references-to-be-removed-from-guns.html which states rifle. To clarify things, I moved that pic up, corrected their error and added appropriate pic to story below my post. I wanted a close-up of inscription so it could be viewed. Thank you for bringing that to my attention and for stopping by. I hope you’ll continue to visit…

QueenBee

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