Posted from One Episcopalian on Faith
The lettering JN8:12 on this rifle scope means the Gospel of John, Chapter 8, verse 12 which reads: “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’”
The Marine Corp is considering cancelling its contract with Trijicon, a Michigan based company that produces the sights now that the company has confirmed the meaning.
It seems the British are upset as well having purchased 400 of the sites for sharpshooters in Afghanistan.
But, according to the New York Daily News Maj. John Redfield, the spokesman for the U.S. Central Command, doesn’t have a problem. "The perfect parallel that I see is between the statement that’s on the back of our dollar bills, which is ‘In God We Trust,’ and we haven’t moved away from that,"