Many readers of First Thoughts may be aware that San Francisco voters will be voting in November to criminalize circumcision–no religions exemptions allowed. Beyond the questions of the propriety of putting such a personal family matter up for a vote, the author of the initiative runs an explicitly anti Semitic comic book site called Foreskin Man.
Why do I call it anti Semitic? The head villain is an evil rabbi named “Monster Mohel,” who is depicted in a classic anti Semitic visual manner, and described as being “excited” about performing circumcision–and more, which I won’t get into here.
I posted a few of the disturbing images and descriptions at Secondhand Smoke. Be warned. This is hateful and vile stuff that has no place in a free and tolerant society.
No, of course this doesn’t mean that most opponents of circumcision are anti Semitic. But I think it is important for both opponents and proponents of legally outlawing circumcision to see the values exhibited by one of the movement’s prime leaders.