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Decorated Chaplain Threatened by Navy

Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 12:19 PM
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In 2014, Chaplain Wes Modder was assigned to the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC).

In the course of his military duties, the highly decorated Chaplain Modder provided spiritual counseling, encouragement and support to those who chose to see him in voluntary counseling sessions. He's been doing it faithfully for 15 years, receiving the highest possible rating and accolades from the NNPTC commander.

When a few gay sailors (One was a man with a "husband.") complained about the chaplain's biblical views, the Navy brought the hammer down, even though the views were in line with the teachings of his faith.

The Navy has responded by removing Chaplain Modder from his unit and confining him to the base chapel.

Read the full story from Liberty Institute here.

The Navy has begun an aggressive attack against Chaplain Modder, recommending he be:

  1. Removed from the promotion list (where he is listed as "Early Promote," the highest rating possible).
  2. "Detached for Cause," which is the military equivalent of being terminated for cause and removed from his unit.
  3. Brought before an official Board of Inquiry, where he could potentially be forced out of the Navy.

Chaplain Modder was simply doing what he is trained and directed to do: offering spiritual guidance in accordance with his faith. His right to do so is legally protected. In fact, according to military policy, if he does not adhere to the tenets of his faith, he could lose his ability to remain a chaplain.


Federal law and military regulations forbid the Navy from taking adverse action against a chaplain based on his faith, making the Navy's actions against Modder unlawful.

It's time for Congress to get involved and stop anti-Christian bigotry in the military.

Urge your members of Congress to personally get involved in this case and stop the Navy from its persecution of Chaplain Modder.

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