Trump Appoints Religious Liberty Defender Roger Severino Head of Civil Rights

Another nice one! President Trump has chosen Roger Severino to head the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Severino, the former director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at the Heritage Foundation, has been especially known for his criticism of Obamacare’s crazy inclusion of transgender treatment and surgery as “medical care”. That means that the normal majority who buy medical insurance are compelled to pay for this harmful and non-medical intervention.  Obamacare tyrannically sets out to penalize healthcare professionals who are morally and professionally opposed to sex change surgeries and treatments.

Severino and Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, observed in a report in 2016 that Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) provides guidelines that “force many physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers to participate in sex-reassignment surgeries and treatments, even if it violates their religious beliefs or their best medical judgment.”

Roger Severino OCR LGBT

“Moreover, because they apply so broadly, the regulations propose to also force employers, individuals, and taxpayers to fund coverage for such procedures even if doing so conflicts with their sincere beliefs,” Severino and Anderson added.

“It’s a super appointment. Roger Severino is a very balanced thinker who is also an experienced litigator,” said Family Research Council senior fellow Ken Blackwell, according to LifeSiteNews. Blackwell added Severino, who also worked as CEO and legal counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, is “associated with some of the best thinkers in the area of civil rights policy.”

Writing at the Daily Signal last year on the issue of North Carolina’s bathroom privacy policy, Severino asserted, “The radical left is using government power to coerce everyone, including children, into pledging allegiance to a radical new gender ideology over and above their right to privacy, safety, and religious freedom.” Absolutely!  Just what we think. 

LGBT extremists such as HRC criticized Severino’s appointment. GREAT! That proves what a good choice it is. Professionals should always have freedom of conscience to opt out of procedures they do not regard as moral, whether it is a matter of abortion, euthanasia, advice to homosexuals, sex-change treatment etc.

It is good to be able to hope that soon the vast majority of Americans will have REALLY affordable health care without being forced to pay for the demands of disturbed people who are trying to force their delusions  – or aberrations – on others. 

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/14/trump-appoints-religious-liberty-defender-roger-severino-head-hhs-office-civil-rights/

http://www.heritage.org/staff/roger-severino

http://dailysignal.com/author/roger-severino/

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/roger-severino-quietly-tapped-lead-ocr-spurring-outrage-lgbt-groups

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