Welcome news about Trijicon removing bible verses on scopes

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BBC News reports that US firm are to remove Biblical references on gunsights

Apparently they have responded to the concern felt by many people.

In a statement, Trijicon say

“Trijicon has proudly served the US military for more than two decades, and our decision to offer to voluntarily remove these references is both prudent and appropriate.”

The BBC reports

Gen Petraeus, head of the US Central Command, said: “Cultural and religious sensitivities are important considerations in the conduct of military operations.”

In a letter sent to the US president on Thursday, the head of the Interfaith Alliance said the gunsights “clearly violate” the rule.

“Images of American soldiers as Christian crusaders come to mind when they are carrying weaponry bearing such verses,” Welton Gaddy said.

Earlier in the week, the Church of England told the UK’s Guardian newspaper: “People of all faiths and none are being killed and injured in these ­conflicts, on all sides, and any suggestion that this is being done in the name of the Bible would be deeply worrying to many ­Christians.”

Absolutely.

PS My scepticism yesterday proved to be ill-founded!

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