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Meanwhile Greenwich interesting inscriptions have been uncovered on some of our military's weapons.
These rifle -- made by -- Michigan company contain a look like coded references to the Bible.
The sites are used by US troops in Afghanistan and also Iraq.
But US military rule specifically prohibit -- any religion in Iraq or Afghanistan or anywhere.
The marine corps and army have denied knowing the inscriptions existed.
So here's a question do these biblical markings violate the separation of church and state let's talk to former training -- US.
Reserves -- First Amendment attorney Hiram Sasser joins us from.
The big G down in Dallas -- -- -- Take your morning things are adamant it's great have you let's don't about this there -- there apparently are a number of vote quotations from.
Corinthians the books have -- revelation Matthew.
One of them simply says and and they can see one right down there -- -- -- Colin twelve and of course that has been interpreted to mean John.
812 whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but we'll have the light of life.
How do you Hiram feel about having these religious inscriptions on these rifle sights.
Well I I think -- this private company wants to include a -- and a long series of serial numbers.
Some some some sequence of the numbers and letters that the end.
That have some sort of biblical reference and that's the right to do that and edit and -- frankly I think it would be discrimination to try to.
Do something -- cancel their contract -- because of that.
Well the military religious Freedom Foundation says it's wrong and it violates the constitution and the federal laws as well.
Regarding separation of church and state.
What if that that was true then we would not be allowed to display the declaration of independence and the national archives.
Because it -- explicit -- Reference to creator.
I think -- its interest to go back to what you said a moment ago and that is that this particular company tried to come up in -- cement.
Michigan is a private firm.
And you know they've been doing this for years and years and for the military now to say we didn't know that it was on there what do you make of that.
Well -- you know -- the big brass never knows with the soldiers on the ground.
-- about whatever the serial numbers are.
But I would hear what it brought say it's.
It is that that the biggest thing -- -- the biggest issue here.
-- that this company has a right to define its logos to define the way it does is serial numbers any way it wants and and this is that the scope that it's that their imprint upon.
There's a light amplification scope if you look at all of biblical references they always have to do with amplifying -- -- this this is note this is this is no different than any other play on words before you go -- how would you feel about having to carry one of these.
Well I I when I was and I wish we had besides -- -- -- -- would is that the old ironsides.
And it was tough I'd love to have a lot amplification system like -- on makes it would have been also.
Besides Ann and a lot of people have said that they would find they find the passage now that they know about it comforting all right.
Hiram Sasser we thank you very much for joining us today from Dallas.
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