Sunday, January 24, 2010

Who Knew John 8:12 Was "A Vile National Security Threat"?
"Again therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying: I am the light of the world: he that followeth me, walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life."


Here's some of the article from CNSNews.com; (Emphasis and comments mine)
Group That Alerted Media to Biblical Markings on Rifle Sights Wants Congress to Investigate 'Military Religious Extremism’

(CNSNews.com) – The advocacy group that brought worldwide attention to the fact that an American company has been stamping biblical references on combat rifle sights used by the U.S. military said Thursday it hoped the damage done was not “beyond repair.”

Trijicon’s “outrageous practice” of stamping Christian references on rifle scopes used by the U.S. military “was an unconstitutional disgrace of the highest magnitude to our military and an action that clearly gave additional incentive and emboldenment to recruiters for our nation’s enemies,”
(Yeah... right. Al-Qaeda doesn't need a reason, just an excuse.) Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) head Mikey Weinstein said, after Trijicon Inc. announced it would now stop the practice.

“It is nothing short of a vile national security threat that, despite our nation’s efforts to convince the Muslim world we are not pursuing a holy war against them, our military and its contractors time again resort to unlawful fundamentalist evangelical Christian practices, even on the battlefield,” Weinstein said in a message posted on the MRFF Web site. (I guess those red crosses on our field ambulances are also examples of "vile national security threats" and "unlawful evangelical Christian practices".)

“The codes on the scopes are contrary to U.S. Central Command guidance,” CentCom commander Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday. (And what guidance is that? Are Chaplains giving invocations and benedictions also 'contrary to U.S. Central Command guidance'? Should I even ask about Catholic Chaplains giving Last Rites on the battlefield?)
“Our mission is to protect the population we’re serving and establish conditions for security, stability, and development, and we strive to do that while remaining sensitive to the cultural and religious norms of the populace we are supporting. “We deeply respect the cultures of the host nations and our coalition partners in the Central Command Area of Responsibility,” he said. (So much for respecting the culture of our nation.)
And while we're on the topic, I wonder if these gutless wonders over at MRFF are going to go after this Warrior for wearing the Navy CROSS? For those who don't know, that particular medal is second only to the Congressional Medal of Honor. Hey, and how about those wearing the Distinguished Service CROSS or the Distinguished Flying CROSS? Better yet, how about all those CROSSES at Arlington National Cemetery?

Also, when I was in the war, many of my boys (even some of the Protestants!) followed the example of the Crusaders, and we affixed Holy Medals to our weapons. Peaceniks will never understand that, but those who have ever been in a combat zone certainly do.

8 Comments:

Blogger Old Bob said...

Weinstein is certifiable. I saved the story in my "Believe it or Don't" file, also known as my YCMTSU file - "You can't make this S---- Up." "Ye gods and little fishes!" as my mom used to say.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Bonum, Verum, Pulchrum said...

The old saying about athiests and foxholes is true! When I was in Afghanistan everyone carried a rosary and holy metals even the protestants.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Volpius Leonius said...

Firstly there was no damage till this "advocacy group" for terrorism and atheism created a media fire-storm about this as no one even knew about it.

Secondly what are the terrorists going to do that they haven't already done? They are already committed to attacking the USA as much as they are capable off this cant make them any worse, they are already doing their worst so anything that makes them mad is a good thing.

They are nothing more than an Anti-Christian, rabble rousing bunch of scaremongers.

What's even more ironic is that Muslims hate the west for its Godless decadence and immorality more than Christianity, ie. its the lifestyles of the liberals combined with their policies of appeasement that make us a target more than a Christian marking Christian symbols on military equipment.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Sonja said...

The ammo manufacturer should tell Whinestein and company that they will dip the rounds in Holy Water instead.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Let's see . . when we moved into Afghanistan and then got NATO to come along, among the first organizations to get established therein were the population control organizations. That's right! . . . providing reproductive services (code words for birth control and abortion on demand) for the just liberated Afghan woman.

Now what do you think angers Muslims more, Christianity (which they are used to dealing with, perhaps not always kindly, but there is a historical track record) or godless folks who want to liberate Afghani women via immoral means, and even with means of which Christians would rightfully approve (e.g., education)?

I do not think biblical citations etched onto sniper scopes is even on the Islamic table.

7:14 PM  
Blogger TCN said...

What the heck qualifies as an "illegal...Christian practice" in this country?

Jackasses need to read the Bill of Rights again, this time in English.

8:50 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

Those who don't like the scopes can go without them or make their own or grind off the part they don't like.

It is just one more group of faggots who want to put some Christians and moral people out of work.

Those complainants should be investigated to see what monetary advantage they are seeking, or if they are attempting to dumb down the military. Perhaps they don't want to have the light shined on the enemy ... book 'em for treason then.

2:22 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

VSC~ Hadn't heard that about the Protestants' use of Holy Medals and Rosaries. Good to know about that.

6:08 PM  

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