In an act of sheer stupidity some low-life sack of garbage with nothing better to do decided to decipher some initials on a gun sight and determined that the small, and barely visible abbreviations were bible references. Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance Wrote to our beloved president Barack Obama and said hat these tiny abbreviations "clearly violate" the rule against proselytizing. Gaddy added that "images of American soldiers as Christian crusaders come to mind when they are carrying weaponry bearing such verses."
The small raised inscriptions on the sights next to the serial # "JN8:12" and "2COR4:6" are refences to John 8:12 and Second Corinthians 4:6. The commotion was raised because these sights were being used in Iraq and Afghanistan which are majority Muslim countries. There are even pictures of Iraqi military training with these sights on their weapons. The company has shipped out modifications to remove the inscriptions and all new shipments will not have the offensive scripture passages any longer.
I have a real problem with this. 1. It sends a message to companies that putting your faith together with your hard work makes you a jerk, how could you be so callous as to put bible inscriptions on gun sights used to kill Muslims. Actually I think it's appropriate. 2. These were abbreviations that 99% of the Muslim population would not understand. Some of them actually read the Bible, but I doubt most of them are scripture quoting thumpers.
3. They are nearly impossible to see on the sights so it's not like our soldiers were walking around with over-sized white t-shirts that said "Jesus hates you, now law down and die you Islamic scum bag."
People like the wonderful members of the Inter-Faith Alliance and the ACLU are self-righteous assholes who love to rain on peoples parades. It gives their pathetic lives meaning. How anyone can say that these minute, and almost cryptic letters on a gun sight could be considered proselytizing is beyond me. Seriously, looking at those letters and numbers it actually looks like a serial # to me. I wouldn't know what the hell those symbols were there for. What makes these ass clowns think that some random Iraqi who probably can't read English is going to suddenly get offended by a some letters and a couple of numbers on a gun sight. More than likely if he is that close to said gun sight it will be the last thing he sees because he was an insurgent trying to kill Americans in the first place.