"CHILDREN face longer waits for operations because of a massive backlog of
"Requests for the procedure represent one in 10 referrals to surgeons at the
Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Yorkhill, *******."
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Originally Posted by mamao'two
The Catholic church has a long time standing against circumcision.
I did some searching and it seems that the Catholic church has a standing against mutilation and amputation when NOT for medical reasons. Circumcision does not seem to have been specifically addressed but obviously fits into the mutilation/ampuation for no medical reason category. BUT, it was once believed that circumcision had a medical benefit. This I believe would explain why I know MANY Catholic men who were circumcised. One example, is 5 boys I know from a strict Catholic family, all circumcised. Mom would never have done it if it was specifically stated to be against the Catholic religion. Here was a decent, short bit I found on it http://www.cirp.org/library/cultural/catholic/
No, the Scots are fanatical presbyterian, the Kirk of Scotland is very protestant. They've not been Catholic since before Mary, Queen of Scots time.
What irks me is why the h*** is the NHS carrying out non-therapeutic surgery for religious reasons. That's outrageous. (Or actually they aren't, which is why the religious lobby have their knickers in a twist over it.) No-one else can get cosmetic surgery just because they want it, why should they?