In the case about whether a boy should be molested Judge Jeffrey Gillen took the side of the father who due to religious insanity wanted to molest his son by having him undergo circumcision. A procedure which cannot be reversed and will have effect on the life of this boy for the rest of his life.
I have nothing against what people want to do to their body once they are adults. If they want a tatoo, be circumcised, have nails put through their hands once a year, whip themselves etc. due to their religious belief in my mind they are free to pursue this.
But to force a child through religous procedures due to your own belief is so sick as it can be. I let it up to my children to decide if they wanted to be confirmed in church. I even let it up them to decide if they want to consume alcohol during this ceremony, which is against the normal tradition in Denmark.
I find it awful that the court allowed this to pass. The judge should have made the boy a ward of the state or ordered the parents to postpone the circumcision until they boy would come of legal age where he could decide for himself.
We are living in a sick world.
Mother sobs as she is ‘bullied’ into signing court agreement allowing her four-year-old son’s circumcision after spending week in jail for kidnapping him in bid to stop surgery (The Daily mail)