It’s been long known amongst our historians that the Europeans came with the bible in one hand and the gun in the other to conquer a people. They spread Christianity this way throughout Africa. Now the age old practices of trying to spread Christianity has come back again, but this time they’re cutting out the middle man…no bible in tote…just scripture engraved on the gun.
Michael Weinstein runs the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and they are running a crusade against the weaponry being engraved with the bible verses. He told ABC News that he had “many, many soldiers” reach out to him because of the disgust of this practice. He also said that he heard that they make reference to the rifles calling them Spiritually Transformed Firearms of Jesus Christ. And they train the Iraqis and Afghans on these very same weapons.
ABC also reported that the U.S. government also has a military law called General Order No. 1, which prevents military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan from proselytizing or pushing their religion on anyone. A documentary filmmaker Brian Hughes witnessed boxes of new testament bibles translated and published in afghan language obviously to be circulated amongst the afghan people. They were clearly operating outside of General Order No. 1.
The weapons are made at Trijicon in Wixom, Mi., and their spokesperson said there was “nothing wrong or illegal about them adding the biblical references to the military sights.” Yet the Pentagon’s army and marines claim they were totally “unaware of the biblical codes” until ABC contacted them. The company spokesperson said the company’s founder, Glyn Bindon, a devout christian started the practice , so isn’t it weird that Trijicon holds nearly $1 billion in government contracts, yet the Pentagon is saying “What’chu talkin ’bout Willis!” Trijicon just received another $660 million contract from the marines, specifically for special services, to receive weaponry from them.
Army Chaplain LTC Gary Hensley gave a fiery speech about christians vs. muslims. He said, “We do the same thing as christians, we hunt people for Jesus. We hunt ’em down! Get the hounds of heaven after ’em. So we can get ’em in the kingdom, right?!” He’s preaching this over in Iraq to the servicemen. Almost sounds Ku Klux Klan-ish, right?
Check out the report here.