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Ban-happy SF targets male circumcision
Washington Examiner ^ | 11/12/2010 | Joshua Sabatini

Posted on 11/12/2010 12:25:33 PM PST by markomalley

The Board of Supervisors just banned toys in Happy Meals, which drew worldwide attention.

Now the latest ban being proposed in San Francisco is on male circumcision.

A proposed ballot measure for the November 2011 ballot – when voters will be electing the San Francisco’s next mayor – would amend The City’s police code “to make it a misdemeanor to circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the foreskin, testicle or penis of another person who has not attained the age of 18.”

Doing so would result in a fine of up to $1,000 and up to one year in jail, according to the proposed measure submitted to the Department of Elections.

The measure was submitted by San Francisco resident Lloyd Schofield, who has spoken up on this issue in the past.

He was not immediately available for comment.

For the ordinance to make it on to the November ballot, it would require the collection of 7,168 valid signatures by April 26, 2011.

It's unknown if Schofield approached members of the Board of Supervisors asking them to vote on such a measure before deciding to take it to the voters.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; circumcision; culturewar; judeochristian; napl; sanfrancisco; sanfransicko; sexpositiveagenda; sheeruttermadness
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1 posted on 11/12/2010 12:25:35 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

If that’s the worst thing that happens to your foreskin, testicle or penis in San Francisco before you reach the age of 18, you should count yourself lucky.


2 posted on 11/12/2010 12:27:36 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: markomalley

Exceptions will be made for piercings, tattoos, and gender changes, of course.


3 posted on 11/12/2010 12:27:39 PM PST by Natural Law (lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi)
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To: markomalley

I think it’s the fat content of foreskins that has them worried.


4 posted on 11/12/2010 12:28:08 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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To: markomalley

How about female circumcision?

Is that OK?

The Muzzies seem to like it


5 posted on 11/12/2010 12:28:19 PM PST by Mr. K (physically unable to see typos until I click 'post')
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To: markomalley

Well, the only reason the Kalifags are against circumcision
is because there is just no end to those pricks.


6 posted on 11/12/2010 12:28:40 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: markomalley

These same people think giving condoms to 10 year olds and abortions for them is just fine.


7 posted on 11/12/2010 12:28:48 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: markomalley

Quacks “prescribing” pot to kids is fine though


8 posted on 11/12/2010 12:29:31 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: markomalley

Next thing you know they’ll be banning anal sex.


9 posted on 11/12/2010 12:29:34 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: markomalley; wagglebee
“to make it a misdemeanor to circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the foreskin, testicle or penis of another person who has not attained the age of 18.”

Like the "pierce and initiate" crowd in SF is going to stop at the recognized age of 18 as adulthood.

10 posted on 11/12/2010 12:29:50 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Post of the Day! Well done, sir!


11 posted on 11/12/2010 12:30:13 PM PST by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: markomalley

“to make it a misdemeanor to circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the foreskin, testicle or penis of another person who has not attained the age of 18.”

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And after age 18? Anything goes between consenting adults?

I’m betting this idea is fag oriented. It must be a gay thing. Uncircumcized penises feel bettter up the....

Forget it. Not gonna finish the thought.


12 posted on 11/12/2010 12:30:36 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

ROTFLOL!! You guys crack me up...lol.


13 posted on 11/12/2010 12:31:08 PM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: a fool in paradise

This would appear to make male-to-female transgender correction surgery illegal for those under 18 in San Francisco. I wonder if they have considered that?


14 posted on 11/12/2010 12:31:33 PM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: markomalley

This measure could make abortion illegal if it’s interpreted correctly.


15 posted on 11/12/2010 12:33:10 PM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: markomalley

Why on earth should this person (or persons) care? Seriously.


16 posted on 11/12/2010 12:33:41 PM PST by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: markomalley

The government now owns your johnson....could your boys be next...hold tight onto them guys...


17 posted on 11/12/2010 12:34:46 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

To: markomalley
Next thing you know they’ll be banning anal sex.

9 posted on Friday, November 12, 2010 3:29:34 PM by Mr Ramsbotham

I would think they would want to MANdate it....


18 posted on 11/12/2010 12:35:03 PM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: markomalley

“The Ten Commandments have lost their validity. Conscience is a Jewish invention, it is a blemish like circumcision.” Adolf Hitler


19 posted on 11/12/2010 12:36:47 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: Jack Black
Notice that this sets up a sexist double standard that women can get genital piercings under 18 while men may not. The religion of pieces can also perform female circumcisions.
20 posted on 11/12/2010 12:38:05 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
Ban-happy SF targets male circumcision

I thought they'd allow them, but tax the foreskin.

21 posted on 11/12/2010 12:39:03 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: markomalley

Isn’t male circumcision a ritual for both Jews and Muslims? Are there religious exceptions?


22 posted on 11/12/2010 12:39:03 PM PST by reg45
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To: a fool in paradise

I wonder how this will affect various religious traditions?


23 posted on 11/12/2010 12:39:36 PM PST by Mouton
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To: ari-freedom

Yeah, come to think of it on this Friday afternoon, isn’t this ban anti-Semitic?


24 posted on 11/12/2010 12:39:44 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Pearls Before Swine
I think it’s the fat content of foreskins that has them worried.

Now, THAT'S hysterical.

25 posted on 11/12/2010 12:39:52 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Slings and Arrows

WTF ping............


26 posted on 11/12/2010 12:39:58 PM PST by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: markomalley
Remember when freedom of religion was protected under the First Amendment and honored in our country? I can think of quite a few Rabbis who will not be amused, not to mention their Boss, who probably is unimpressed with SF already.
27 posted on 11/12/2010 12:42:06 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: markomalley
when voters will be electing the San Francisco’s next mayor – would amend The City’s police code “to make it a misdemeanor to circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the foreskin, testicle or penis of another person who has not attained the age of 18.”

These are the same people who want to lower the age of consent to 10? When I saw this article I swore it was satire.

28 posted on 11/12/2010 12:42:33 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: markomalley
If this passes, the California Supreme Court will rule this unconstitutional for reasons of infringing religious freedom.

How do I know??? I have a mohel on the Court who leaks information to me from time to time.....

29 posted on 11/12/2010 12:45:28 PM PST by Notary Sojac (I've been ionized, but I'm okay now.)
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To: markomalley

Pushing for the queer vote.


30 posted on 11/12/2010 12:46:53 PM PST by Iron Munro (SAVE AMERICA - HELP STAMP OUT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION)
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To: markomalley

Sure have a lot of opinions about what should and shouldn’t be done with penises in SF, don’t they?

/c:


31 posted on 11/12/2010 12:48:21 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: markomalley

Does this apply to both males and females or are they giving the mooselimbs a pass?


32 posted on 11/12/2010 12:48:21 PM PST by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: markomalley

Perhaps the SF attitude could be phrased thus:

If any part of the Bible says to DO something with a penis, SF outlaws it.

If any part of the Bible says NOT to do something with a penis, SF enshrines it.

There y’go.


33 posted on 11/12/2010 12:49:41 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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Now the latest ban being proposed in San Francisco is on male circumcision.

If I hadn’t been in LA and listening to plenty of talk radio during
1995-2005, I’d say this story was from “The Onion”.
Unfortunately, I heard a few talking heads saying circumcision should
be banned...


34 posted on 11/12/2010 12:50:03 PM PST by VOA
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“Sure have a lot of opinions about what should and shouldn’t be done with penises in SF, don’t they?”

That’s because in SF they are all dicks.


35 posted on 11/12/2010 12:52:44 PM PST by RickB444 (Beat your sword into plowshares, but wined up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: markomalley

I’d move to SF and have a boy just to sue it.


36 posted on 11/12/2010 12:52:49 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: markomalley

Let’s see...
The streets are full of potholes.
Random gang-bangers rob people as they walk down the street with iPhones
Illegal immigrants gun down law abiding citizens
Homeless people have overrun public parks, urinating and defecating in public
The City is over a billion in debt

But having a BRIS is a public outrage. Got it.


37 posted on 11/12/2010 12:52:58 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: day10

Why would anyone care?

Over the last few decades circumcision, in the minds of the left, has been tied to western culture.

This isn’t an attempt to protect anyone, it is an attack on western curlture.


38 posted on 11/12/2010 12:53:46 PM PST by Brookhaven (Voter Fraud is Treason)
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To: Pollster1

A mohel needs to move to SF just to sue it.


39 posted on 11/12/2010 12:54:41 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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40 posted on 11/12/2010 12:54:55 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: VOA
It's been a while, but in the Roman Catholic tradition, 1 January USED to be celebrated as The Feast of the Circumcision (formerly a Holy Day of Obligation), referring to Jesus' ritual circumcision.

Both of my sons were born in the Army hospital at Camp Zama, Japan. All male infants were circumcised before mother and child were discharged.

41 posted on 11/12/2010 12:55:33 PM PST by Ax
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To: day10

“Why on earth should this person (or persons) care? Seriously.”

Well, when they have sex with young boys, they like the foreskin to be there.


42 posted on 11/12/2010 12:56:26 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Right Cal Gal
But having a BRIS is a public outrage. Got it.

Apparently its all about the JOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSS! (And simply preventative hygiene.)

43 posted on 11/12/2010 12:57:07 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: markomalley
First cops in barber shops and now THIS? What - will it now be illegal to 'take a little off the top' no matter where you go?

Outrageous!

44 posted on 11/12/2010 12:59:53 PM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (A half-truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth. (J.I. Packer)
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To: FrogMom

Does this apply to both males and females or are they giving the mooselimbs a pass?

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You would think that circumcizing the foreskin of a penis would apply to males.

But, this is San Fransicko we’re talking about, so who knows???

Look. Even the language in this bill is ambiguous....

“to make it a misdemeanor to circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the foreskin, testicle or penis of another person who has not attained the age of 18.”

I think they should have been more Frisco specific.....

“to make it a misdemeanor to circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the foreskin, testicle or penis of another person (MALE, FEMALE, SHEMALE, IT, WHATEVER, ETC.....) who has not attained the age of 18.”


45 posted on 11/12/2010 1:00:15 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: markomalley

Hospitals in Oakland and San Jose better expand their birthing wings.


46 posted on 11/12/2010 1:01:01 PM PST by Minn
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To: markomalley; All

Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Why? What is really behind this?


47 posted on 11/12/2010 1:01:08 PM PST by ColdOne (Repeal HealthCare......)
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To: ColdOne

See post 38. I think this FReeper may be onto something.


48 posted on 11/12/2010 1:03:08 PM PST by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: FrogMom
or are they giving the mooselimbs a pass?

Male circumcision is required by Islam.

49 posted on 11/12/2010 1:03:13 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Notary Sojac
I have a mohel on the Court who leaks information to me from time to time.....

:-)

50 posted on 11/12/2010 1:03:19 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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