A prominent gay blogger is calling for circumcision to be universally banned.
D. Stephen Heersink, who runs "The Gay Species" blog, argues that circumcision is against the Geneva Convention, which calls it "barbaric" and "inhumane". Hmmm. Circumcision is against the Geneva Convention, but abortion isn't? Boy, that certainly tells us something, doesn't it?
Heersink also argues that it "desensitizes" men. And we know how bad the problem of desensitized men is today, don't we?
Here in Kentucky we have people wanting to mandate a vaccine that prevents HPV for all middle-school girls because it would save lives. But recent studies show that circumcision dramatically reduces HIV transmission, so, by the same logic, we should mandate circumcision middle school boys, an idea I have advocated, tongue firmly implanted in cheek.
What I wouldn't give to see Heersink and Rep. Kathy Stein together discussing their views on circumcision.
Keep circumcision safe and legal.