(CNN) -- A manufacturer that has been inscribing Bible references on rifle sights used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan announced Thursday that it will stop putting scripture references on products the U.S. military
uses.

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.

On its Web site Wednesday, the Muslim Public Affairs Council said the references "feed into the violent extremists' narrative that the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are a 'crusade against Islam.'


++++++++++++ Who knew?  Who approved this?  How arrogant can they get?

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I like the way the military is responding to this. They're not defending it as "God's army" or any of that garbage. Once the higher ups knew what was going on, they put the kibosh on it.
Once the higher ups knew what was going on saw that the verses had made the news, they put the kibosh on it.

I put the properly cynical slant on your sentence, Wendy. :)
the only reason that the govt/military acted AT ALL is becuase it made the news!
I dunno, JN8:12 and 2COR4:6 seem sorta obscure. My Netgear router has serial number MBR624 and it doesn't inspire me very much. Seems like a Christian FAIL.
Probably one of those encoded mysteries the biblical scholars are so fond of cre....er....revealing.

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