Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Modder nearly had his 20 year honorable navy career ended when he was accused by a lieutenant junior grade of “discrimination against same-sex orientation.”
A junior grade officer, who is gay and married to another man, baited Lt. Cmdr. Modder by asking him questions on homosexuality.
The subordinate then complained to their Captain who filed a “detachment for cause” letter on the chaplain.
Fortunately, a review board could see the distinction between an individual’s right to their own religious beliefs being separate from competently carrying out one’s duties as chaplain.