Calm the hell down, separation of church and state edition:

Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found.

This, via Say Uncle who notes that it’s awful interesting that this “investigation” released its findings three days after a blog post made the rounds mentioning this fact.

From later in the article:

“It’s wrong, it violates the Constitution, it violates a number of federal laws,” said Michael “Mikey” Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, an advocacy group that seeks to preserve the separation of church and state in the military.

Wow. Easy there, turbo. It doesn’t matter what your cause is, being Professionally Indignant is not the way to help it.

My favorite comment from the post over at Uncle’s place:

Wolfwood Says:
In other news, ABC is shocked, SHOCKED to learn that any atheist troops are still paid in money declaring “In God We Trust” and soldiers from EVERY SINGLE Scandinavian country and Britain have flag patches bearing a cross. If they ever figure out Alabama’s flag then all H-E-doublehockeystick is going to break loose…

Honestly, it all comes down to practicality. I would like to think that our government won’t scrap the untold thousands of these that are already in the field over a hissyfit from Outraged Peoples, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they told Trijicon to knock it off and stop printing it on the new ones for the government.

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