Controversial ‘Jesus Rifles’ Still Being Used by Troops in Afghanistan (VIDEO)

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  1. Controversial ‘Jesus Rifles’ Still Being Used by Troops in Afghanistan (VIDEO)

    On Wednesday, NBC News reported that the controversial “Jesus rifles†are still being used by American troops serving overseas.

    The “Jesus rifles†were first publicized in January 2010 when the media learned that a military contractor was inscribing biblical references on the scopes of standard-issue rifles carried by U.S. soldiers on combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The ensuing media shitstorm (see video below) forced the Pentagon to order the removal of biblical references on all service rifles. But now, almost three years after the order was given, the code is still appearing, causing some soldiers to argue that it’s creating an unnecessary risk.

    "I honestly believe that this is a dangerous situation. It literally could be a matter of life and death for a soldier if he fell into the wrong hands," said an Army officer who spoke to NBC News from Fort Hood, Texas. "The fact that combatant commanders are not following (rules set by Department of Defense) commanders is very disturbing to me."

    The main fear is that the “Jesus rifle†adds fuel to the fire that the U.S. is waging a crusade against Islam.

    In the photo taken by the Army officer who spoke to NBC News on the condition of anonymity, one can see the code stamped into the metal of the ACOG (Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight) ends with the model number “JN:12,†which refers 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."

    The maker of the sights, Trijicon, Inc., agreed to stop printing gospel references on sights for service rifles in 2010 and provided the Department of Defense with modification kits for the removal of the code on existing rifles. But for one reason or another, it appears that the U.S. Military did not make it a priority to erase the code.

    NBC News asked Army officials why the “Jesus rifles†were still in circulation. In an email, one official said that, "corrective measures the Army took to remove the code were still ongoing."

    "We had to take steps to ensure the corrective measures did not impede ongoing operations in theater, but we've got procedures to catch this at multiple points," Matthew Bourke, in the U.S. Army Media Relations Division, told NBC News in a statement. "We're making good progress."

    In the meantime, critics of the inscriptions, like the officer at Fort Hood, are worried about the fallout that might result from the failure to remove the code.

    "Do all the Afghans and Taliban know about this? Probably not. But the ones who do could ultimately affect the life of a soldier," said the Ford Hood officer. "There’s absolutely no reason this couldn’t have been done in the first six weeks. And that just leads me to wonder why is the Army leadership not taking ownership of the responsibility of completing this task?"

    Do you believe the so-called “Jesus rifles†are a threat to U.S. soldiers serving overseas? Do they undermine relations with Afghan and Iraqi troops? Do you believe the gospel references should be erased?

    [video=youtube_share;a1ecAWXRgcE]http://youtu.be/a1ecAWXRgcE[/video]​


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  2. Noel
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    Noel

    Yes, I believe there is zero space for religion in a war. Especially since the military is a government asset, and the government and religion are supposed to be separate.
     
  3. MikeH121
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    Okay really...Rachel Mad"cow"

    She lies more than Obama. The serial number on a scope? Let me look at the serial numbers on my guns and see what Bible verse I can come up with.

    On My PA-63 alone it is "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

    My XD is "Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you"

    The Military is not a gov asset. It is a force of citizen soldiers that same military trains CHAPLAINS. You cannot remove religion from the individual.

    We can't shoot at a Mosque when they are shooting from inside it. Or we find in Iraq, Lebenon, Syria and more that Schools are weapons storage sites, as are Mosques.

    We are supposed to be sensative to Muslims. But not to Christian religions?

    What about Viet Nam where soldiers had Peace signs on their helmets? Or WWII where they painted girls on the planes and even tanks?

    Soldiers are not GODless, you cannot remove their faith, and in war that faith comes out even more, an often heard quote, "There are no atheists in foxholes" Heard that in different forms from WWI, WWII, Korea and Viet Nam vets....

    WHy doesn't Mod"cow" show the video of the Muslim "warriors" using womem and children as shields on a bridge when a Lance Corperal in the Marines runs onto it and uses his self and his body armor to shield the fleeing women and kids? That video has dissapeared from the web. Doing a search it is gone. it was around Fallujah.

    Or the Iraq-Iran war where Iranians ran into a mine field, blowing themselves up to clear the way for the martyrs behind them? That is when the Iraqis decided to end the war. The night before all the Iranians dyed their hair and beards black so they looked like young warriors. They run into the killing zone of tanks.

    The Japanese did the same Bozai charges, CAPTAIN BEN L. SALOMON US Army Surgeon, MOH awarded, told the wounded to head back, he defended them 98 Japs found close to the machine gun he took over. Point blank they just kept coming. He was killed.

    You cannot ingrain into fanatical Japanese, German Nazi's or fanatical Muslims the idea at a young age to die is honorable that brainwashing does lead to what we have seen.

    Our Media is right there defending anything Muslim, while degrading Christians and Jews. And yet some still listen to what they say.

    3 times as many Soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan now than when Bush was in, where is the Media on those?

    If W was still president they would be screaming to get out.
     
  4. diesel
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    :mad:Leave it up to NBC (George Soros) mouth piece in America. And that freak'n unholy bitch:evil: has the nuts to call those at Trijicon "idiots?"
    I am a lifelong Christian and have no problem at all with these "jesus rifles" however, it should be up to the soldier who carries it. If they fear capture while carrying one of these weapons, don't force them to use it. But for those TRUE Christians who want to carry them, LET THEM!!
    Why today, is it okay to beat-up on Christians, but "please don't insult the muslims."
    FUCK the muslims!!!!:flag: They and their leaders insult me everyday when i turn on my t.v. and have to watch them burn American flags and chant "death to America!!!" They insult me when they storm an American Embassy and butcher the staff. They insult me when those ugly bitches file suit to wear unapproved garments to our schools? And it pisses me off to no end to see our troops reprimanded for inadvertently burning the koran.
    I've no sympathy for these bastard, arab, stoneage, hillbillys.....i say "kill'em all, men , women, children and their fucking dogs and let "God...the true God, sort'em out."
    Sorry for the language, but stuff like this bullshit really pisses me off!!!!
    And that traitor of a bitch news person, if i could find her, i'd kick her ass up and down the street til my leg fell off....dirty bitch.:banghead:
     
    Last edited: September 30, 2012
  5. Actually this a misconception that was started by atheists who wanted to remove GOD from all areas of our Country, not just government. The seperation of Church and State was taken from a letter by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802.

    The original text reads: "Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church and State."

    Jefferson reflected his frequent speaking theme that the government is not to interfere with religion "NOT" that there could be no religion in government! This country would be much better of if we elected actual "Christian men" to lead our country instead of those that only provide lip service to GOD then proceed to push their own agendas.
     
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