Navy chaplain says military ‘PC culture’ creating hostility towards Christianity

(Sept. 11, 2012) Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Modder offers an invocation during a Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony at the Coronado Fire Department. The ceremony observed the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks and honored those who lost their lives and loved ones in 2001. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

A recently-retired US Navy chaplain has been cleared of any wrongdoing after making claims that the armed forces have become hostile to Christianity.

While Chaplain Wes Modder was honorably discharged from the Navy earlier this month, he has been under the Navy’s eye for the past two years following complaints made by sailors who said he expressed extreme religious views during private counseling sessions.

“If you’re a Christian and you come into the military today,” says Wes Modder, “it’s going to be difficult for you.”

Modder was placed under review after allegedly making some incendiary comments about homosexuals in the military, prompting the investigation.

However, according to One News Now, It was later learned that a homosexual sailor working for Modder set up the chaplain, by having questions asked about sexuality that could only elicit a politically-incorrect response.

“Because of the change of climate and policies and procedures in the Navy,” he was quoted in saying, “With ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ being lifted and transgender [policies] and all the things that we’re doing – which I personally see as a disservice to military men and women because the military is not a social experimentation location – [it needs to remember that] it’s a war fighting organization.”

Modder said that he, along with the navy, eventually found out the truth behind the scandal.

“I came to find out later that he was a gay activist, and I was targeted,” the retired chaplain shared. “And, of course, the chaplain I was working with at this Navy Nuclear Power Training Command in Charleston — she was a very liberal United Methodist command chaplain. She decided to escalate it, brought charges that I was intolerant [and] not able to function in a diverse pluralistic environment.”

Modder was legally represented by the First Liberty group. Since his retirement, he has accepted the job as Lead Pastor of Stone Church in Chicago, Illinois.

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