“We have reached a point where if your Christianity is anything more than a cultural artifice you would be a moron to employ a homosexual or to let one into your circle of friends.”
Let us start with Obama’s military. What, you thought it is the United States Military? No, no. This military’s primary goal and purpose is diversity; specifically inclusiveness of Muslims and LGBT service persons. The policy excludes Christian expression. Obama’s military now has Equal Opportunity officers on its TO&E.
The lead quote above is from a Red State contributing writer pen-named streiff who filed a report, on the dismissal of decorated Lt. Commander Wes Modder for allowing his Christianity to show, last week.
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, according to Fox News.
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.”
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.”
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, and Modder said the assistant would repeatedly inundate him with questions about homosexuality, while Modder had no idea that he was homosexual and involved in a homosexual “marriage” to another man.
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.
He called the five-page complaint letter “unconscionable.”
“It was insulting and it was devastating,” Modder told the news station. “I felt discriminated against. How could something like this happen at this stage of my career?”
(Modder attorney) Berry suspects the assistant gained access to private counseling files during his time as Modder’s assistant.
“To be clear,” 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.”
Intimidation in Houston
“Last May, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and two homosexual city council members rammed through a non-discrimination ordinance that gives special rights and protections to homosexuals and lesbians. …
As a result of the mayor’s aggressive homosexual agenda, citizens collected more than 50,000 signatures on a petition to put the issue before Houston voters. Under Parker’s leadership, the city council rejected the petition on a technicality.”
But last fall, Mayor Parker and her city council served “notice of subpoena” on five Houston pastors demanding that sermon notes, emails, videos, and any negative comments about homosexuality or the mayor herself be turned over; threatening possible fines and jail time.
Public outrage in Houston led the mayor to recant and withdraw the subpoena. The special rights ordinance for LGBT (presumably the entire Facebook gender scale of 56) continues in force.
There may be no more highly respected fire chief in America than Kevin Cochran
The city of Atlanta fired its fire chief solely because of his religious beliefs about same-sex marriage and homosexual conduct, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court.
The lawsuit was filed by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys on behalf of former fire chief Kelvin Cochran, one of the nation’s most decorated firefighters and a devout Christian.
Cochran was suspended for 30 days last November and was subsequently fired over a men’s devotional book he authored that included a section on biblical sexual morality. …
One of the leaders in the campaign to fire Cochran was city Councilman Alex Wan.
“I respect each individual’s rights to have their own thoughts, beliefs, and opinions, but when you’re a city employee and those thoughts, beliefs and opinions are different from the city’s, you have to check them at the door,” Wan told the Atlanta Journal Constitution last November.
Until last November, Cochran had a stellar record. He was named Atlanta’s fire chief in 2008. He served there until 2009 when he accepted a position in the Obama Administration as a U.S. fire administrator.
He returned to Atlanta in 2010 after Mayor Reed “begged” him to serve as the city’s fire chief. In 2012, Fire Chief magazine named Cochran the “Fire Chief of the Year.”
So what happened?
In the Fall of 2013 Cochran wrote a book, “Who Told You That You were Naked? Overcoming the Stronghold of Condemnation.” The book is not about sexual morality, but it does address the issue on approximately six pages.
Someone from the Fire Department had shown a few of the passages of the book to Councilman Wan, the lawsuit states. The unnamed person told Wan the passages were opposed to his beliefs on the subject.
Even though an investigation concluded that Cochran had not discriminated against anyone – he was fired.
“To actually lose my childhood dream-come-true profession – where all of my expectations have been greatly exceeded – because of my faith is staggering,” Cochran said in a statement. “The very faith that led me to pursue my career has been used to take it from me.”
“I’ve had a chance to interview Chief Cochran and I have found him to be a good and honorable man. What happened to him should not happen to any other American.
“Americans are guaranteed the freedom to live without fear of being fired because of their beliefs and thoughts,” ADF senior counsel David Cortman said. “The city of Atlanta is not above the Constitution and federal law. In America, a religious or ideological test cannot be used to fire a public servant.” The Story.
We shall see about that. There seems to have been a “fundamental transformation: in Obama’s America. Christians, watch your step.