Originally Posted by GuillaumeBordeaux
And also, no freedom from religion? Does this mean that practitioners of a religion that are instructed by their deity to kill non believers, stone disobedient women to death in the streets, or marry one's rape victim and pay their father 15 silver pieces, are above the law?
Well said. Just because a religion preaches something doesn't mean it's moral or right by the standards of modern society. In my opinion, the words and doctrine of a book written thousands of years ago have very little relevance in the modern world. If you want to support freedom of circumcision on religious grounds (and start quoting Constitutional Rights), you'd better support people's right to stone women and decapitate homosexuals, too.
Simply put: let's keep the discussion to the topic at hand and not muddy it with idiotic claims of anti-semitism. The fact is the overwhelming majority of people worldwide find male circumcision an abhorrent practice. Despite what many want to believe, the US is not
the mouthpiece for humanity at large, and are very much in the minority for their obsession with circumcision.