Earlier this week, ABC News reported that Trijicon a private manufacturer of military hardware had included references to Biblical verses on telescopic lens that attach to military rifles. Outrage followed and rightfully so. Host Welton Gaddy issued a statement on the report, saying:
Obviously, Trijicon, the defense contractor, knew they were doing something wrong and trying to get away with it or they would not have encoded messages that, when used appropriately, need no disguise. The company should be ashamed of its actions, which do no favor either to the United States military or to Christianity; just the opposite. Messages of life and peace should not be prostituted by placing their imprint on instruments designed for death and war.
ABC News now reports that Trijicon will no longer include these Biblical codes on their equipment. Additionally, the company will provide clients with the means to remove the existing codes from sights that are already in use.
Tune in the weekend to State of Belief to hear reaction to this story from advocate Mikey Weinstein, head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.