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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Navy Bans Chaplain From Ministering To Family Of Dead Sailor

It really takes a special kind of lowlife to stop a chaplain from ministering to the family and colleagues of a dead sailor.

But that’s exactly what happened last week at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C., according to attorneys representing Chaplain Wes Modder.

“For this Navy to bar a chaplain from comforting and ministering to sailors and families is a reprehensible violation of religious freedom and common human decency,” said Kelly Shackelford, the president of Liberty Institute, a law firm that specializes in religious liberty cases.

Some quick background before I explain what happened:

Chaplain Modder is facing the end of a stellar, 19-year-career in the Navy because he expressed his faith-based views on marriage and human sexuality during private counseling sessions with sailors.

Last December, a gay officer took offense at Christian chaplain’s take on homosexuality. Modder, who is endorsed by the Assemblies of God, was accused of discrimination and failing to show tolerance and respect, among other things.

Just a few months earlier, Modder’s commander had called him the “best of the best” and a “consummate professional leader.” But now he’s on the verge of being kicked out of the military.

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Steve said...

Then why is there even a military position called "Chaplain"? They gave him that position because of his religious beliefs, and now he gets shunned for having them?


lmclain said...

Taking religion out of religion?
I'm going to second that motion, Steve......WTF!!!!? Can ANY of these godless, self important, "my feelings are hurt!", sissies let ANYTHING go?
Can ANY of them let people have comfort and peace in their own way, or is the only way the one that THEY think is good for you?
Maybe they could go to England, where their "feelings" would garner much more attention.

Anonymous said...

The most recent type of discrimination.
Remember, the Bible says in the last days Believers will be persecuted. I believe we have entered some of the last days. GOD's timing is perfect, we don't know the day, or the time; I truthfully believe we are there folks.
No need to respond, this is my humble opinion.

Anonymous said...

So agree 12:29...

YAWL Read John 3:16

time is running not take this lightly....