Army Orders Soldiers To Scrape Bible Verses Off Their Rifle Scopes….

(Via Fox News)  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.

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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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“The vendor etched those inscriptions on scopes without the Army’s approval,” Army spokesman Matthew Bourke told Fox in a written statement. “Consequently, the modified scopes did not meet the requirement under which the contract was executed.”

Bourke said the vendor agreed to remove all Bible references on future deliveries.

“Some of these scopes had already been fielded,” Bourke explained. “Corrective measures were taken to remove inscriptions during the RESET/PRESET process in order to avoid a disruption in combat operations.”  (read more)

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21 Responses to Army Orders Soldiers To Scrape Bible Verses Off Their Rifle Scopes….

  1. Mavis Hucker says:

    Tell the soldiers that they can remove the scriptures from the guns but they can’t remove them from their hearts!!!

  2. maryfrommarin says:

    Of course, the greatest benefit to our government is that now they can ship these guns secretly to Islamic jihadists without fear of offending them. Must have been a big embarrassment up to now.

    • mcfyre2012 says:

      “…they can ship these guns secretly to Islamic jihadists without fear of offending them.”

      My thoughts, too. The Army probably has new scopes and wants to give these scopes to the Syrian rebels.

  3. It’s embedded in the damn Serial Number.
    This is designed to demoralize the troops.

    More importantly, be sure to scrape the Al-Qaeda off your bayonets…
    otherwise, they’ll rust. :evil:

  4. elvischupacabra says:

    “….and any alterations, modifications or other intentional damage shall void said warranty on this product.”

  5. Chip Bennett says:

    Will sane adults ever be in charge of our military again someday?

    So, if you Dremel the scope, the result will be a reflective area on the erstwhile matte finish. What is the duty life of a black-paint coat over said reflective surface, especially in 140 degrees and sandstorms?

    Reflective surfaces tend to reveal location, because, well, they reflect. How long before one of our soldiers loses a life because this anti-Christian, PC nonsense resulted in a tactical disadvantage for the soldier carrying a gun with the modified scope?

  6. Havegunwilltravel says:

    Very fitting verses. I really liked this scope, and now I love them even more. I carried one of these sights overseas and did not notice the inscription. But I did notice how well illuminated the sight was. Unlike more traditional scopes, this one has tritium for night and fiber optic for day and the sight was brightly lit at all times to enable accurate aiming. It provided light to the aiming point, and let “light shine out of darkness”. Would think the Army has more pressing things to worry about. Marines carry these too, wonder if they will succumb.

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  8. brian says:

    Christians should leave the army now unless they are close to retirement. Obviously the military has been taken over by anti-christian zealots.

  9. partyzant says:

    The ACOG series are excellent, well designed and rugged bits of gear. I agree that the paint they use to cover the scar left from this policy will probably chip off quickly. This has to cost a metric ton of money to do. I imagine many enterprising service members will find other ways to carry a bit of scripture with them or on them. It would appear that some do not understand the intensely personal relationship that a man under hostile fire has. I recall a few times having that direct and clear, fully duplexed comm channel with God and the gratitude and humbleness felt in the aftermath, thankful to be alive so that I can go home to my wife and kids. Scripture is a morale booster, be sure of that.

  10. czarowniczy says:

    When we were in Egypt in the Egyptian commander of the POS base we were on ordered our CO to tell our Chaplain to remove the Chaplain’s flag (govt issue) that flew in front of his tent to show he was in. CO had a brief chat with the Chaplain and then told the Egyptian CO that the Chaplain said the Egyptian Co was more than welcome to come over to his tent and remove it himself. That flag stayed. By Desert Storm the PC movement was in full swing and there were arguments with the Saudis about allowing our troops to have personal religious jewelery displayed in the open on the base and the Chaplains to hold mass/services and special services such as Xmas Eve and Xmas Day – never mind Jewish services. A workaround was fashioned and Wahabi recruiting tents were set up in and around the US military areas where the Wahabist recruiters could try to convert US soldiers to Islam through discussions or bribes (cars, cash).

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