The absurd Dhimmi-like, knee-jerk, anti-Christian reaction of US military officials to the news that a Marine on duty in Fallujah, Iraq, had handed out approximately 10 coins to Iraqi citizens on which the Scripture verse, John 3:16 was cast in Arabic has drawn SecDef Gates an earful from a Christian organization that speaks up in defense of PERSECUTED Christians.
Where are the denominational endorsing agents and Christian chaplains on this? From my perspectve, something is rotten in Denmark when the services are more than happy to enlist Christians to dodge bullets, but then clamp down on them hard for making even minor expressions of their faith.
Everything offends some Muslims, we are fools to go to absurd lengths to seek the accommodate the unreasonable and the implacable. I read that after the Army sniper shot up a copy of the Qur'an, one of our commanders KISSED a copy of the Qur'an before some village elders: I find that degrading and insulting to our Christian soldiers -- unless, of course, that officer was himself a Muslim (something which I highly doubt).