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  • Chaplain survives dismissal attempt

    by Ken Walker, posted Monday, September 14, 2015 (3 years ago)

    GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (BP) -- The attorney for a longtime chaplain who survived an attempt to force him out of the Navy said the decision marks a victory for everyone who believes in religious liberty.

    "This is a case where a commanding officer sought to punish and prematurely end (Wesley Modder's) career because of his religious expression and beliefs," said Mike Berry, senior counsel for the Dallas-based Liberty Institute. Read More

  • Charges against chaplain called 'overt attack'

    by Ken Walker, posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (BP) -- The attorney who represents 65 former chaplains suing the Navy for discrimination says the possible dismissal of a chaplain for giving traditional biblical counsel is evidence of a continuing attack against evangelicals.

    For Virginia attorney Arthur Schulcz, the charge of "intolerance" leveled against Navy chaplain Wesley Modder shows how once-subtle discrimination against evangelical chaplains is increasing. The 65 chaplains' cases continue to be waged in various courts alleging instances of discrimination dating back to the mid-1970s. Read More