San Francisco archbishop opposes circumcision ban
Catholic World News - May 26, 2011
Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco has announced his opposition to a proposed ban on circumcision in the city. The proposed ban has qualified as a ballot initiative for the November election.
“Although the issue does not concern Christians directly, as a religious leader I can only view with alarm the prospect that this misguided initiative would make it illegal for Jews and Muslims who practice their religion to live in San Francisco--for that is what the passage of such a law would mean,” the archbishop said in a letter.
“Apart from the religious aspect, the citizens of San Francisco should be outraged at the prospect of city government dictating to parents in such a sensitive matter regarding the health and hygiene of their children.”
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Posted by: impossible -
May. 28, 2011 11:27 PM ET USA
It's another homosexual civil "rights" issue - to force their preference on others.
Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 -
May. 26, 2011 9:25 AM ET USA
Regarding the hygiene issue, I thought circumcision was the more hygienic approach. I think hygiene is a smokescreen for the real issue: secularism trumping religion.