Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Unable To Function In The Diverse And Pluralistic Environment

Next I suppose they'll be cashiering SEALS for being violent men with weapons.

Navy Chaplain fired for being Christian
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...

    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.”
unable to “function in the diverse and pluralistic environment” Who on earth dreamed up that crock of nonsense?

    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.”
If I've got the story right, a new assistant assigned to Modder filed a complaint against him based on information the assistant found in Modder's files regarding private, one-on-one counseling sessions with Navy personnel.
    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...

    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.

    “To be clear,” (military veteran and attorney Michael) 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.”
What was Modder supposed to do? Say it's okay with God to commit sodomy and adultery? That might have kept him in the Navy, but it would have got him kicked out of the Church. Seems to me it's the Navy that is 'unable to function in a diverse and pluralistic environment.'

So it has come to this. A chaplain has to choose between his religion and the Navy's version of political correctness.

May God have mercy on us all...

LCDR Wes Modder


Bag Blog said...

I think the jr officer needs to be kicked out.

Randy said...

this makes me sick.

Anonymous said...

The Liberal, Progressive Socialist cancer is creaping through the most vital veins of American society.

I was far from happy going past "70" a few years ago, but after seeing the way this country is going that has changed.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

If I've got the story right, a new assistant assigned to Modder filed a complaint against him based on information the assistant found in Modder's files

I've always believed the private conversation/counseling with a pastor is privileged information. Silly me.

CenTexTim said...

BB - I think you're right.

Randy - Agreed. They definitely have screwed up priorities.

Toejam - I know what you mean. I'm getting there.

WSF - It's supposed to be. The assistant went into the private counseling files without permission, and IMO in violation of of ethics, privilege, etc. Like Bag Blog said, he's the one who should be fired - along with his superiors who went along with this crap.