Circumcision is actually an issue? 1

I sometimes don’t understand how things work.  I feel like I have a grasp on life, and then something throws me a curve ball that I just can’t hit.  That’s how I felt when I read this article on CNN from LZ Granderson, who I have read before on ESPN.

Evidently everyone in the world now has an opinion on circumcision.  I hadn’t heard anything about this “controversy” before this.  Now, it has exploded and people like Russell Crowe are talking about it on Twitter. “Circumcision is barbaric and stupid,” Crowe declared. “Who are you to correct nature? Is it real that GOD requires a donation of foreskin? Babies are perfect.”

San Francisco is set to vote on actually making a law that boys under 18 can’t be circumcised.  I don’t pretend to be any kind of an expert on this either way, but it seems to me that this is a decision that should only be made by the parents of their child.  As with any medical procedure, you should gather all the information that you can and make an informed decision.  Right?

Conservatives.  Do you want more government or less government?  I am confused again.  I thought the evil of the Obama administration was that just like a Communist regime they were inserting government into every facet of our lives.  What is more invasive that telling us what we can do with our kids penis?

Californians are facing billions in tax hikes and spending cuts that could mean more cutbacks in services and givebacks by state workers.

And yet, for some reason the debate over foreskin has a place.

You read me right, anti-circumcision activists convinced thousands in San Francisco to sign a petition, and now in the fall voters will decide whether to ban the procedure from being performed on boys younger than 18. Don’t laugh, Santa Monica was looking at a similar vote up until this week, and the organization responsible for this movement wants to see this on the ballot all over the country.

I can see the lawn signs now — Circumcisions: Nip ‘Em in the Bud.

Besides the measure having no provision for religious practices — thereby making it unconstitutional — it’s downright ludicrous when you consider that Matthew Hess, the man who has written similar, but failed, legislation for states across the country, is the same Matthew Hess who demonizes Jewish culture in his online comic book “Foreskin Man.”

The creator of “Foreskin Man” is a leader in the battle to once again force the nose of government into some extremely private business.

I wonder what’s next, “Captain Vasectomy?”

“The Penile Crusader?”


One comment on “Circumcision is actually an issue?

  1. Reply Stephen Mendelsohn Jun 12,2011 5:33 pm


    It’s mostly leftists who want to criminalize circumcision, even if they find allies among Aryan supremacists. Why else has this movement found a beachhead in left-wing San Francisco?

    BTW, I am the one who found Foreskin Man on the internet months ago. I was finally able to get the story out when I e-mailed Abby Porth of the San Francisco Jewish Community Relations Council. Until then, no one had taken the issue seriously enough.

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