Now there’s proof positive that the circumcision ban in San Fransisco it anti-Semetic.
If the measure passes, circumcision would be prohibited among males under the age of 18. The practice would become a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or up to one year in jail. There would be no religious exemptions. (emphasis mine) YahooNews.com
For a city that has bragged on it’s tolerance and progressive ideology, this is nothing short of being anit-Semetic, as well as anti-Muslim and unConstitutional.
This is blatant anti-Semetism and to make it worse (or more obvious) take a look at the cartoon from Zombie at PajamasMedia.com. (H/t Ace of Spades, who also has a great blog about this, complete with a Beck radio clip.) This is appalling and amazing at the same time.
Who’s in charge of PR for this anti-circ drive?
To add insult to injury (if that’s possible) according to Zombie, the cartoonists name is Hess. Shades of Nazi Germany.
If that isn’t Jew hatred, I’m a Chinese astronaut.
And everyone seems to have forgotten that Muslims require circumcision at age 12.
Female genital cutting, a controversial practice that usually involves the removal of the clitoris, is illegal in the United States. A circumcision ban would simply extend the same protections to males, [Lloyd] Schofield [spearheading this ballot initiative] said.
Here, we are talking about 2 separate things. A circumcision does not prevent male pleasure during sex. It does not prevent a man from experiencing an orgasm. A clitorectomy all but eliminates that pleasure for a female. Therefore there’s no comparison between the 2 proceedures. One is mutilation, (not controversial) to any thinking person. The other is a CHOICE, usually by parents, or it’s a religious requirement. Which brings us back full circle to anti-Semetism and Constitutional rights.
This is going to be tied up in the courts for a long time and in the end, the whole thing will be a waste of time and lots of money. This is unConstitutional on several levels. Not to mention it’s Jew hatred at it’s most obvious.
Shame on all of the people who are supporting this.
August 4th, 2011 at 9:56 PM
. There is a movement of Jews who are questioning circumcision, and working to end this abuse of children. The movement ranges from the Orthodox to the secular, and includes mothers, fathers, scholars, historians, medical professionals, activists, and intellectuals.
Jewish Groups for Genital Integrity
* Jews Against Circumcision http://www.jewsagainstcircumcision.org/
* Brit Shalom Celebrants by Mark D. Reiss, M.D. http://www.circumstitions.com/Jewish-shalom.html
* Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective by Ron Goldman, Ph.D. http://www.jewishcircumcision.org
* The Current Judaic Movement to End Circumcision: Part 1
The Kindest Un-Cut Feminism, Judaism, and My Son’s Foreskin by Professor Michael S. Kimmel
Jewish Intactivist Miriam Pollack has some great commentary on Foreskin Man in this recent interview.
Jews Speak Out in Favor of Banning Circumcision on Minors
August 7th, 2011 at 7:46 AM
There are plenty more who practice circumcision on religious grounds.
August 10th, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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I’m happy to add the perspective of a Jewish Intactivist. There is a growing number of Jews of all denominations who are refusing to circumcision and instead doing alternative rituals that honor our religion without harming children.
Brit Shalom Celebrants by Mark D. Reiss, M.D.
Brit B’lee Milah (Covenant Without Cutting) Ceremony
Jewish Voices: The Current Judaic Movement to End Circumcision: Part 1
The Judaic Movement to End Circumcision: Part 2
Interview with Jewish Intactivist Miriam Pollack
Jews who believe that circumcision should be against the law.
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June 5th, 2011 at 8:35 AM
So, can someone please explain to me why so many American jews support the Democrat liberals?
June 5th, 2011 at 11:28 AM
I sure wish I understood that, too.
June 12th, 2011 at 3:59 AM
This is about male genetal mutilation not JEWS. Why is it always about the Jews
August 7th, 2011 at 7:52 AM
This is about a religious rite – that Muslims also practice – and an operation between a doctor and his patient or guardian’s child.
People like you support abortion on demand (the ultimate in mutilation)and another operation choice that should remain between a woman and her doctor.
You liberals need to get out of our bedrooms and our doctor’s offices, okay and mind your own business. If you oppose circumcisions, then by all means DON’T GET ONE!!!
You big dummy.
June 5th, 2011 at 6:28 AM
So do we look forward to Jews and muslims becoming allies on this? The enemy of my enemy….Isn’t there a hygienic reason for circumcision also?
June 5th, 2011 at 11:26 AM
My father had to have a circ done at age 80!!! Because he had an infection they could not resolve. AGE 80, for cryin’ out loud. It took him over 6 weeks to recover from that. It’s a fact: the older the man is, the longer and harder the recovery is going to be for one of these procedures.
So, yes Otis, there are not only hygienic reasons as well as sound medical ones for having circumcisions done.
June 5th, 2011 at 11:33 AM
My middle son had to have one at age two, because of a tumor, which thankfully was benign!
June 5th, 2011 at 5:39 AM
First they go after the Jews then they go after the Christians! WE are trending toward the policies of Nazi Germany with deliberate speed. Progressives saw the election of Barack Obama as a green light and thought the people approved. They didn’t realize that most of the people were just lazy and didn’t know what the goal was. I hope we can change everything in 2012, but SF has always been on the edge and will take a revolt from within the city to change it back!
June 5th, 2011 at 11:31 AM
I sure hope you’re right and we can reverse course in ’12. If we don’t, we’re finished as a republic.
June 5th, 2011 at 11:35 AM
That is what I fear!
June 5th, 2011 at 5:16 AM
I am appalled and bewildered why somthing of this nature is under consideration by a local government. Esp. one that for years has set themselves up as the most liberal-minded city in America. I’m beginning to think SF does these things to keep their city in the headlines around the world.
June 5th, 2011 at 11:29 AM
Absolutely! a city that brags on it’s tolerance is going after religious preferences. But hear them scream over anything effecting gays or transgenders!
June 12th, 2011 at 4:03 AM
My god…your rantings are typical of what we see as American trash around the world.
This is about choice of people who have no choice, and in Australia we chose not to cut so our sons are born normal and can experience natural sensations of their own bodies.
PS its not about jews or muslims….they can chop all they want.