Apparently you can leave your heart in San Francisco, but your foreskin is going home with you. — Lewis Black
Will voters in SF have a choice on the ballot about whether or not the practice of circumcision for boys is illegal?
The organizers of this initiative have correlated female and male circumcision – and want it banned in SF.
Backers of a November ballot measure that would ban circumcision of males under 18 years old in San Francisco say they have enough signatures to bring the proposal to voters.
Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/04/san-francisco-circumcision-ban-makes-november-ballot#ixzz1LF7DQ1up
BTW The Examiner uses a photo of an instrument NOT USED by Jewish mohels – that contraption would scare anyone.
While Jews and Muslims could join together on this issue – both communities have the tradition – I doubt that a joint Jewish-Muslim Foreskin Teach-In will be in the works any day soon.
Let’s see if the courts let this one on the ballot.