Pentagon: No More Bible Quotes In Briefings
It’s remarkable that the Pentagon even has to make such a statement, but it now says it will no longer send the White House intelligence briefings adorned with quotes from the Bible. This, of course, is in response to the GQ story that former SecDef Donald Rumsfeld (r), did just that.
The Bible quotes apparently aimed to support Bush at a time when soldiers’ deaths in Iraq were on the rise, according to the June issue of GQ magazine. But they offended at least one Muslim analyst at the Pentagon and worried other employees that the passages were inappropriate.
On Thursday, April 10, 2003, for example, the report quoted the book of Psalms – “Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him. … To deliver their soul from death.” – and featured pictures of the statue of Saddam Hussein being pulled down and celebrating crowds in Baghdad.
“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand,” read the cover quote two weeks earlier, on March 31, above a picture of a U.S. tank driving through the desert, according to the magazine, which obtained copies of the documents.
Whatever happened to Mark 12:17:
And Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they were amazed at Him.And Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they were amazed at Him.