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Military under fire for biblical gunsights

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The military is scrambling to decide what to do about some of the gunsights it’s been buying for the Army and Marines. References to biblical passages are inscribed on them.

There is a long tradition in the American military of soldiers and sailors inscribing personal messages on their weapons. Whether its tanks or airplanes or the bombs that they drop. That is soldiers doing the inscribing, not manufacturers, which is why the Pentagon is scrambling to decide what to do about some gunsights it’s been buying for the Army and Marine Corps.

Cabrini College business professor Scott Testa says using Christianity in marketing isn’t unusual, though doing it on military weapons is.

You’ll have everything from real-estate agents, insurance agents, retailers, where they’ll actually quote Scriptures in their marketing materials.”

http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/20/pm-god-and-guns/

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  1. Good point about the marketing aspect, professor. Hadn’t thought of that, but I should have, since I’m sorta in the biz.

    I just posted on the “Biblical Gunsights” issue myself.

    Sirrahc
    AViewFromTheRight.wordpress.com

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