It was not hard to see this coming, but it was difficult:
A company under fire for etching biblical references on rifle scopes used by the U.S. military said Thursday it will stop the practice, and offered to provide modification kits to the Pentagon to enable their removal on existing optics.
“Trijicon has proudly served the U.S. military for more than two decades, and our decision to offer to voluntarily remove these references is both prudent and appropriate,” Trijicon president Stephen Bindon said in a statement. “We want to thank the Department of Defense for the opportunity to work with them and will move as quickly as possible to provide the modification kits for deployment overseas.”
Trijicon also said it will remove the inscriptions from all products it has made for the military, but not yet shipped, and that it will provide foreign military services that purchased Trijicon products the same options.
One would hope that ABC is pleased that it has brought about real change in this age of hope. Once again it has been instrumental in keeping back the Christianists from the gate. Civilization is saved (whoops, can’t go there–it sounds like a coded religious statement). We’ll have to settle for the triumph of good over evil . . . nah, can’t do that either. Good ratings, that’s it. Good ratings.