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Captain Israel vs. Foreskin Man

John Shore | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
John Shore

As you might expect, Captain Israel has issues with Foreskin Man. And here's the proof.

Circumcision Ban Axed From Ballot

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 09.26.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — A judge said Wednesday she intends to strike a ban on male circumcision from the city's November ballot. Superior Court Judge L...

Circumcision Bans May Be Blocked By New CA Bill

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 09.20.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — Two California lawmakers have introduced a bill that would pre-empt local governments from passing laws banning male circumcisio...

ACLU Joins Effort To Fight Circumcision Ban

Posted 09.17.2011 | San Francisco

By Christina Jewett The ACLU of Northern California filed a court brief Friday supporting an effort to block a ballot measure that would ban ju...

Jewish Circumcision Foes Sit Out San Francisco Ban Efforts

Posted 09.04.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Though national and local Jewish groups have strongly condemned San Francisco's proposed ban ...

The Torah, The Constitution, And The 4th Of July

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 09.01.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

The Constitution must never be allowed to become an idol, just as the Torah must never be allowed to become an idol.

Proposed Circumcision Ban Is Bad For Religion And Medicine

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Most American Jews and Muslims are circumcised for religious reasons, and as many as three quarters of all American males are circumcised medically. Clearly not everyone is listening to circumcision's detractors.

HuffPost Religion Round-Up June 19-26

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Gay Pride, Mormons, Buddhists, circumcision, music, slavery and evolution. It has been a busy week on HuffPost Religion.

Circumcision Gets Caught Up In Budget Crisis

AP | By IVAN MORENO | Posted 08.24.2011 | Religion

DENVER -- A nationwide debate about circumcisions for newborn boys, combined with cash-strapped public health budgets, has Colorado taking sides with ...

Colorado To End Medicaid Coverage Of Circumcision

AP | Posted 08.23.2011 | Religion

DENVER -- Colorado will end coverage for routine circumcisions under Medicaid next month, adding to what's become a national debate over the once wide...

Lawsuit Seeks To Block SF Vote On Circumcision Ban

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 08.22.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — An unlikely coalition of Jews and Muslims on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to block a San Francisco ballot measure that would ban th...

When Your Religion Violates Your Moral Sensibilities

Andrew Pessin | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion
Andrew Pessin

Religions change and evolve. They change and evolve when the human beings who espouse them drive those changes. And such human beings could well include you, with your dissonant moral beliefs.

Are the Circumcision Opponents Anti-Semitic or Sexually Repressed?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

San Francisco is supposed to be the city of live-and-let-live even as it now betrays a curious attachment to the male foreskin, with its ludicrous attempt to punish its large Jewish community for simply honoring the oldest of all Jewish practices and rituals.

Superhero Or Villain: 'Foreskin Man' Called Anti-Semitic

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 08.18.2011 | Weird News

SAN DIEGO — His fists clenched and muscles rippling beneath a tight blue suit, the yellow-caped character appears poised to take on evil-doers. ...

CNN's LZ Granderson Gets It Right

Ken Blackwell | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

CNN contributor LZ Granderson got it right. Keep the government out of a family's decision to circumcise, he says.

Russell Crowe Tweets Anti-Circumcision Spree, Praises Jews' 'Funny Little Hats', Talks Abortion

Posted 08.10.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Crowe went back on Twitter to issue a series of clarifications and apologies: wasn't intending offense, certainly wasn't intending to provi...

San Francisco Should Vote Against Arrogance, Not Circumcision

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 08.08.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

I've been with the Simon Wiesenthal Center since the day our human rights organization began back in 1977. An important part of my work is combating ...

Muslim Views On The Circumcision Ban

Mike Ghouse | Posted 08.07.2011 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

We have to speak out against this move through the ballot box in November this year. We cannot let anyone infringe on the freedom of the other, where does it end?

Catherine Pearson

Proposed Circumcision Ban Gains Support In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.06.2011 | Healthy Living

San Francisco voters won't be able to vote on a proposed ban on circumcision until November. But anticircumcision activists hail the fact that the bil...

'Foreskin Man' Comicbook Attacks Circumcision

Lisa Derrick | Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion
Lisa Derrick

Words and images just got sharper in the battle against circumcision, as Matt Hess released the second issue of his comic book, "Foreskin Man." It's creepy. And, some feel, anti-Semitic.

San Francisco's Curious Attachment to the Male Foreskin

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

This November, believe it or not, a measure will be on the ballot in San Francisco to ban circumcision for all males under the sage of 18, making it an offense punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or up to one year in jail. Talk about putting skin in the game.

Proposal To Ban Circumcision Reaches Santa Monica

Posted 07.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Santa Monica residents may be voting on circumcision in their November 2012 ballot, according to the LA Times. The MGM Bill (Male Genital Mutilati...

SF Circumcision Ban Up For Vote, Religious Groups Object (VIDEO)

Associated Press | The Associated Press | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion

A proposal to ban the circumcision of male children in San Francisco has been cleared to appear on the November ballot, setting the stage for the nati...

Proposed SF Circumcision Ban Doesn't Contain Religious Exception

AP | ROBIN HINDERY | Posted 07.18.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — A proposal to ban the circumcision of male children in San Francisco has been cleared to appear on the November ballot, setting ...

Michael McLaughlin

Guinness Rejects Mass Philippines' Circumcision Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Apparently, when it comes to circumcision parties, size doesn't matter. Guinness World Records officials distanced themselves from an event in the...