A highly decorated US Navy chaplain has been relieved of duty and the Navy is moving to remove him from active duty because he had the temerity to actually be a Christian.
Lt. Commander Wes Modder, was accused of failing “to show tolerance and respect” in private counseling sessions regarding issues pertaining to faith, marriage and sexuality, specifically homosexuality and pre-marital sex, according to Fox News.
Military veteran and attorney Michael Berry said Modder, who is endorsed as a chaplain by the Assemblies of God, is being punished for his Christian faith.
Modder, chaplain at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C., was given a “detachment for cause” letter February 17 after the Navy found him unable to “function in the diverse and pluralistic environment.”
The 19-year military veteran has a record full of praise and commendations.
Modder could lose his retirement benefits if the Navy convenes a board of inquiry and officially separates him before he completes 20 years of service, according to the Military Times.
Before he became a Navy chaplain, he served in the Marines, including tours with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Naval Special Warfare Command, where he was the Force Chaplain of the Navy SEALs.”
Apparently, Chaplain Modder gave advice in private counseling sessions that left some people all hurty-pants:
On December 6 a new assistant and two Equal Opportunity representatives showed up with a five-page complaint on Modder. The grievances focused on Modder’s views on “same-sex relationships/marriages, homosexuality, different standards of respect for men and women, pre-marital sex and masturbation.”
The junior officer had been working with Modder for just a month, and Modder said the assistant would repeatedly inundate him with questions about homosexuality, while Modder had no idea that he was homosexual and involved in a homosexual “marriage” to another man.
Modder was immediately removed of his duties and told to clean out his office when the complaint was received, with no opportunity to defend himself.
He called the five-page complaint letter “unconscionable.”
“It was insulting and it was devastating,” Modder told the news station. “I felt discriminated against. How could something like this happen at this stage of my career?”
Berry suspects the assistant gained access to private counseling files during his time as Modder’s assistant.
“To be clear,” Berry said, “Chaplain Modder does not dispute that during private, one-on-one pastoral care and counseling sessions, he expressed his sincerely held religious belief that: sexual acts outside of marriage are contrary to Biblical teaching; and homosexual behavior is contrary to Biblical teaching; and homosexual orientation or temptation, as distinct from conduct, is not sin.”
Yes, you read that right. The homosexual chaplain’s assistant went into private counseling files, used advice he objected to — advice that was not given to him — as a pretext to file a complain against LCDR Modder.
This is part and parcel of what we’ve seen happening as the vicious and vindictive Gaystapo seeks out anyone not willing to celebrate buggery and any other sexual perversion they may delight in and ruin them professionally. Bakers are bankrupted. Photographers are hounded out of business. It goes on and on. Tolerance for these deviants is not defined as anything close to “live and let live.” For them tolerance is nothing less that insisting that their perversions be celebrated as normal.
We have reached a point where if your Christianity is anything more than a cultural artifice you would be a moron to employ a homosexual or to let one into your circle of friends.