ABC did not explain how the imprint of Bible verse in font size 2 on the scopes counts as proselytising. ABC did not ask if the U.S. military allows its soldiers to issue a prayer under their breath as they pull the trigger on the enemy.
U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes
Pentagon Supplier for Rifle Sights Says It Has 'Always' Added New Testament References
By JOSEPH RHEE, TAHMAN BRADLEY and BRIAN ROSS
Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the U.S. military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found.
The sights are used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers. The maker of the sights, Trijicon, has a $660 million multi-year contract to provide up to 800,000 sights to the Marine Corps, and additional contracts to provide sights to the U.S. Army.
U.S. military rules specifically prohibit the proselytizing of any religion in Iraq or Afghanistan and were drawn up in order to prevent criticism that the U.S. was embarked on a religious "Crusade" in its war against al Qaeda and Iraqi insurgents.
Trijicon confirmed to ABCNews.com that it adds the biblical codes to the sights sold to the U.S. military. Tom Munson, director of sales and marketing for Trijicon, which is based in Wixom, Michigan, said the inscriptions "have always been there" and said there was nothing wrong or illegal with adding them.
Sydney Brillo Duodenum hears through his sources that ABC is widening the scope of its investigation and is about to break a similar piece of news. It turns out that the U.S. military has been buying copies of the Bible containing complete, unexpurgated tracts from both the Old and New Testaments, and distributing them to soldiers, so-called Chaplins, and get this, whose job it is to provide religious ministry to other troops, and, even more distrubing, to do this when they are on the sacred soil of other countries!