Military Discovers They've Been Using Guns Marked With Bible Codes, AKA 'Jesus Guns'
Listen, I don't know much about guns except for the fact that mine just ripped through my Snuggie's sleeves again, but apparently the US military is pissed after discovering some of the high-powered scopes used on military-issued rifles contain codes to passages in the Bible.
The sights are manufactured by Michigan-based company Trijicon who have a Â£400 million ($656 million) contract to supply 800,000 sights to the U.S. military.
A spokesman for Trijicon said the inscriptions had always been on the sights and began under founder Glyn Bindon, who was a devout Christian.
U.S. military rules specifically prohibit the promotion of any religion in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Lawyer and former air force officer Michael Weinstein said the inscriptions play into the hands of those who say the U.S. is on a 'crusade' against Islam. 'It allows the Mujahedeen, the Taliban, Al Qaeda and the insurrectionists and jihadists to claim they're being shot by Jesus rifles,' he said.
Embarrassingly for Pentagon chiefs, the sights are currently being used by Afghan and Iraqi troops.
Wow, that is pretty embarrassing. Almost as embarrassing as the time I got caught passing a note in class and the teacher made me read it out loud in front of everybody. Thing was, I was trying to pass it to her! It read, "Mrs. S -- I shat my pants again".