Just one year short of his retirement and a pension.
It could be the guy’s a jerk about it but it certainly seems like his warnings about premarital sex and homosexuality are pretty standard boilerplate Christianity. Or at least what was standard Christian beliefs up to a few years ago and is now a fire-able offense.
The Military Times reports:
A Pentecostal chaplain once assigned to elite Navy SEAL units may be kicked out of the Navy for allegedly scolding sailors for homosexuality and premarital sex.
Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Modder was given a “detachment for cause” letter on Feb. 17 after his commanders concluded that he is “intolerant” and “unable to function in the diverse and pluralistic environment” of his current assignment at the Navy Nuclear Power Training Command in South Carolina.
Modder denies any wrongdoing and is fighting the dismissal with attorneys from the Liberty Institute, which advocates for religious expression in the military and in public institutions. Modder has served more than 19 years and could lose his retirement benefits if the Navy convenes a board of inquiry and officially separate him before he completes 20 years of service.
Navy Capt. Jon Fahs, NNPTC commander, cited several specific incidents in which Modder offered inappropriate counseling to sailors in the command, according to the detachment for cause letter. The letter states that Modder:
•Told a female that she was “shaming herself in the eyes of god” for having premarital sex.
•Told another student that homosexuality was wrong and that “the penis was meant for the vagina and not for the anus.”
•Suggested to a student that he, Modder, had the ability to “save” gay people.
•”Berated” a student for becoming pregnant while not married.
Commanders felt that allowing vulnerable sailors to be counseled by Modder is “a recipe for tragedy,” according to the letter.
The issue arose after multiple sailors filed equal opportunity complaints about Modder with the command, alleging discrimination.
When confronted with the complaints, Modder told his command that “he will not follow Navy policy if it conflicts with his faith,” according to the letter.
I wonder if the Navy Seal who took out Osama bin LadenIn May 2011 and used the phrase “For God and country” as a confirmation signal should have been immediately fired as well.