Muzzle awaits those objecting to sex-change surgery

Thursday, September 22, 2016
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

surgical instruments 1The head of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty calls it's a "gross misuse" of taxpayer dollars for the government to pay for sex-change operations for active-duty military service members.

The Pentagon announced in June it would end the ban on open transgenders in the military. Military Times now reports that a Defense Department spokesman has confirmed that the option for sex-change surgery is available to all transgender active-duty service members if their doctors recommend it, and if senior military health officials give the okay.

Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, maintains that taxpayers shouldn't be forced to pay for these operations.

"This will be the first time in our history when military medical dollars will be used to make military personnel unqualified to fight the nation's wars," he states. "I think this is a gross misuse of taxpayer dollars that they will be using to promote this radical agenda."

The new policy, says Crews, could be especially adverse for Christian medical professionals because it doesn't include a religious exemption clause.

Crews, Col. Ron (Chaplain Alliance)"... That means that medical personnel who may have religious concerns – and even medically have concerns about the value [of] sex-change operations or drug therapies or even the dangers associated – they will not be able to express those views," he describes.

According to the Military Times report, anywhere between 1,300 and 6,600 active-duty personnel are transgender – and that as few as 29 or as many as 129 of those troops might seek hormone treatment or sex-change surgery.

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