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Retired Navy chaplain lauded for defending religious liberty

Washington Times
December 8, 2016 • In the News

A retired Navy chaplain who stood fast by his biblical teachings, defended religious liberty and offered “exceptional ministry to America’s warriors” was lauded and recognized during an awards banquet just outside the nation’s capital on Thursday evening. Read full article »

Navy Chaplain’s Religious Freedom Battle Ends with Honorable Discharge and a Medal

Chaplain Wes Modder receives commendation medal from the Navy at his official retirement ceremony aboard the USS Midway
September 29, 2016 • Press Releases

San Diego – On September 6, Chaplain Wes Modder received his honorable discharge and a medal of commendation from the Navy. For the past two years, Modder, a decorated Navy chaplain and former Marine, was at the center of a religious freedom firestorm that caught the attention of national political […]

Navy Chaplain Resumes Ministry After Fight Over Beliefs

Washington Times
November 4, 2015 • In the News

“Federal courts have made it clear that ‘religious freedom doesn’t stop just because you join the military,’ said Michael Berry, a lawyer with Liberty Institute, which assisted in Chaplain Modder’s case.” Read full article »

Victory: Chaplain Wes Modder is Reinstated and Cleared of All Charges

Fox & Friends
October 26, 2015 • In the News

“Our people who are serving us need to know what their freedoms are so they can’t be bullied out of their freedoms. They are already giving a sacrifice, they should not have to sacrifice the law and their rights in the military,” said Kelly Shackelford. Watch Video »

Navy official bans chaplain from ministering to bereaved families and sailors

GOOSE CREEK, SC, March 24, 2015
March 24, 2015 • Press Releases

Liberty Institute Protests Navy’s “Restraining Order” Against Decorated Navy Chaplain,
Barring Him from Ministering to Sailors.

Military, political, and religious leaders rally in support of Chaplain Modder

GOOSE CREEK, SC, March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015 • Press Releases

Cruz, Santorum, Boykin, Graham, and More Declare Strong Support of Liberty Institute Client,
Chaplain Wes Modder

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