Army orders Bible passages removed from rifle scopes at Fairbanks base

AnchorageApril 24, 2013 

The manufacturer, Trijicon, has previously been the target of criticism over its "Jesus rifle" scopes. Former Army chief David Petraeus called them "disturbing." From Alaska Dispatch: 

Michigan-based defense contractor Trijicon supplied the scopes, which referenced two New Testament passages, John 8:12 and Second Corinthians 4:6. The references appeared at the end of the scopes' serial numbers, Fox News reported.

Trijicom manufactures the scopes as part of a $660 million contract with the U.S. government, according to independent media site Opposing Views. Army spokesman Matthew Bourke told Fox News the inscriptions were added to the scopes without Army approval. Consequently, the scopes didn't meet the contract's requirements, he added. Bourke said the vendor agreed to remove all Bible references from future deliveries.

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