Yoshua, actually I sent her an article from the official LDS magazine that focused on the scripture from Galatians you're referring to. It's quite a thorough article, and concludes with a statement included in the "Circumcision and Mormonism" pamphlet, which I find quite powerful:
|if the basic revealed principles are known, the Holy Ghost will eventually lead the adherents to forsake their tradition, or academic popularity, or peer pressure in favor of the word of God.
(Entire article found here.
So if she read what I gave her, as she claimed, then she should be familiar with it.
Quirky, there are no family members that I am aware of who feel like I do on this issue. I may contact my aunt, who I am not close to, but she lives locally and is an IBCLC and seems a little bit "cruncy", and ask her if she is anti-circ or at least familiar with the impact of circ on bf'ing, and ask her to send info to my sis if she is. That's the best shot I can think of, but I'm not sure if it would be worth it. You may be right about the sibling dynamics. And I'm definitely the odd ball in my family, always have been. Unfortunately I'm also not extremely close to my sister - she was a preteen when I moved out and I've only seen her every couple of years since then. Most of my memories of her involve playing imaginary games like pretending to be dogs...definitely not the mature/grown up type of relationship.
Notyetamommy, feel free to use my response to your liking, although I don't find myself nearly the eloquent person I wish I were. I think I thought of about 50 ways to reword it more clearly/strongly/eloquently today as I thought about it, lol.
You know what's awful, I almost feel like at this point, the boy would be better off circ'd than to grow up intact with these kinds of parents hating his anatomy so much. With this sort of attitude, I also imagine them ignoring advice to leave it alone, and then he'd end up with a bunch of psychological issues and probably physical issues, and getting roped into a circ in toddlerhood, you know?
I keep waiting for an email from another sister or my mom, chastising me for being hard on my sister. I've never been so outspoken like this, I'm not sure what to expect from my family!