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Re: [bostonatheists] Circumcision Protest in Boston Mass. Tomorrow

From: Mike H.
Sent on: Sunday, November 17, 2013 11:38 AM
Can someone fill me in on why humanists want to get involved in the circumcision debate.

Seems to me it is a personal (usually parental) choice. Health benefits of yes or no are not clear. In some cases it is based on religion, but we won't change them -- and why do we care.

To me, important items to humanists should include separation of church and state, reason, scientific thinking, morality, and the future of the planet.

Why do we care about circumcision? Are there not better things we can focus on?

From: Steve Ahlquist <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Sunday, November 17,[masked]:29 AM
Subject: [bostonatheists] Circumcision Protest in Boston Mass. Tomorrow

Please spread the word. This is a subject that European Humanists have really taken the lead on, and we in the United States have been letting pass. I just found out about this and spent some time talking to the protesters. Any press that can be brought to bear would be helpful as well.


Boston - Monday the 18th November - Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St - Rain or Shine, 10am - 3pm

This is a groundbreaking event for Intactivism, and we hope you will join us in the cities nearest you. Veteran intactivist & writer Jonathan Friedman, Newsletter Editor and Webmaster of Attorneys for the Rights of the Child, is the co-organizer of this event. The co-sponsors include Intact New York, DelMarVa Area Intactivists, Intact Maryland, Intact Massachusetts, Intact Rhode Island & New York City NYC Circumcision Resources.

Steve Ahlquist

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