Navy overrules punishment for Bible-believing chaplain

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

A law firm that takes up religious liberty cases is commending the U.S. Navy for exonerating a chaplain who was punished for giving biblical counseling.

Wes Modder, a decorated chaplain and 20-year military veteran, was punished after expressing his religious views about faith and marriage, when he was asked about his views during a private counseling session.

Modder's background is the Assemblies of God denomination. He was punished while ministering at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Good Creek, South Carolina. 

"These sailors accused chaplain Modder of being insensitive and intolerant," recalls attorney Michael Berry of Liberty Institute. "And they went to his commander and said that he was discriminating against them because of his religious views."

Chaplain Wes Modder 620x300That commander is Capt. Jon Fahs, who responded to the complaint by attempting to end Modder's military career.

But that plan didn't work.

"It went before a two-star admiral," Berry reports, "who thankfully and commendably did the right thing and rejected all the threatened actions that Captain Fahs wanted to take against chaplain Modder, and just categorically rejected it."

The captain should have told the sailors they should expect biblical views from a chaplain, Berry says, but instead decided that Modder was "no longer fit for service."

OneNewsNow reported in April that it appeared Modder was trapped by his own office assistant, who is homosexual, into expressing his politically incorrect views of homsexuality, sin and marriage.

The office assistant filed the complaint that almost derailed Modder's career. 

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