In San Francisco you must accept the culture of others, as long as the others are the good others–ya know the gay-lesbo-socialist-anarchist types. They MUST be respected.
San Francisco residents may vote on a ballot measure next year that would outlaw circumcision.
The initiative, which requires 7,000 signatures before it can be added to next November’s ballot, would make it a misdemeanor to “circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the…genitals” of all minors, and would not make exceptions for religious reasons.
The decision to permanently remove a boy’s foreskin should not be made by parents, says Lloyd Shofield, the proposal’s author.
“People can practice whatever religion they want, but your religious practice ends with someone else’s body,” Schofield told CBS affiliate KCBS. “It’s a man’s body and…his body doesn’t belong to his culture, his government, his religion or even his parents. It’s his decision.”
On the upside, the fact that San Franciscans want to protect by law a blob of tissue may be “a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility.”
Or not. These people are crazy. You can kill a baby by law up until the moment it is born, and sometimes after, but you cannot circumcise it?
Easy solution. Mohels must learn to perform circumcision in utero. Blobs of tissue are never protected there. Then if SFO wants to save the foreskin, they must save the baby too.