UPDATE on Bible Scopes: US Will Remove as Well

A DT reader sent us a note on the tip line directing us to a CNN story that states the US Military will remove the biblical cititations from its current inventory of Trijicon ACOG sights and that the company says it will no longer put the verses on their US military sales scopes.

Gen. David Petraeus, commander of United States Central Command, said Wednesday -- apparently before learning of the company's announcement -- that the references were a "big concern" to the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps, which have contracts for the scopes.

"I hope you can sense ... this is of serious concern to me and the other commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan because it can indeed create a perception that is absolutely contrary to what it is that we have sought to do," he said.

He said U.S. troops are much more sensitive "about this kind of thing," apparently, than is the contractor involved.

I have reached out to Trijicon for the official statement, but until then, take a look at the CNN story.

-- Christian

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