Big Journalism: "With the Moon Missions Scrapped, Is Christianity Next in Obama's Gunsights?"
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From the January 27 Big Journalism post, titled "With the Moon Missions Scrapped, Is Christianity Next in Obama's Gunsights?":
The Orlando Sentinel recently reported that President Obama wants to nix NASA's moon missions and instead intends to spend funding for space ventures beyond earth's orbit. Perhaps to Avatar's beautiful planet Pandora? Now what would make the president stray so far from JFK's vision of lunar supremacy? Perhaps he wasn't that thrilled to learn what I just did about what occurred on the first moon landing. My friend Eric Metaxas wrote a great book, Everything You Alwayhs Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid To Ask), and in it he recalled that Buzz Aldrin confirmed to him that he took communion on the Moon.
When the ACLU and the other secular protesters start hammering CAIR and radical imams about their tax-free status with the IRS, I'll start giving a rat's tookus about Christian codes that preach love and salvation.
There have been plenty of rumors floating around Barack Obama's religious affiliations that suggest his Christian roots don't run very deep. It must be very difficult for him to be faced with the reminder that this nation is overwhelmingly Christian.
It was upsetting enough for the president to deal with the alarming news that the government has been purchasing gun sights with Christian codes. In 2005, the military supplier Trijicon won a $660 million dollar multi-year contract to supply up to 800,000 sights to the Marine Corps, and additional sights to the U.S. Army. The company was founded by Glyn Bindon, a devout Christian from South Africa who was killed in 2003 plane crash and according to a spokesman from Trijicon, Tom Munson, these messages have always been on their weapons and there is nothing wrong or illegal in adding them.
Here's the thing I don't understand. I've looked at these codes and I have to wonder who noticed that they referred to biblical passages? They look at first glance the same as ordinary serial numbers that are found on all merchandise. When I first learned of the controversy I assumed that the messages were more blatant but they are indeed very subtle. Judge for yourselves.
So the military have used these sights for several years without a fuss yet now the company is being forced to remove the messages which are being viewed as a violation of the separation of church and state clause in the Constitution which does not even exist. Hmmm. Critics complain that these Christian codes send the wrong message to the Muslim world: that we are in a religious war. Hmmm...
Then what are we surmise from the suicide bombers who shout Allahu Akbar before they blow themselves and others to kingdom come? If its perfectly all right to use the sacred Koran as the rational to commit jihad, then wouldn't that mean that a religious war is being waged against us?
- Big Journalism