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Circumcision Gone Extremely Wrong
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This story contains disturbing details [Ed. note: Actually, this story contains so many levels of FAIL, it's hard to know where to start.]


A Vancouver-area father has been found guilty of negligence causing bodily harm after botching a home-circumcision attempt on his four-year-old son as part of a spiritual quest to make things right with God.

The bizarre case centred on a battle over the religious freedoms of the former Jehovah's Witness, who was trying to follow a literal interpretation of the Bible after a series of misfortunes hit his family.

During the trial, the B.C. Supreme Court heard that after a bad motorcycle accident in 2002 left both the man and his wife with brain injuries, he began the religious quest that eventually led him to believe that both he and son needed to be circumcised to celebrate Passover.

His first attempt to circumcise himself ended up with his foreskin turning black and only part of it cut off. When he couldn't stop the bleeding, he called an ambulance, and a doctor in a hospital emergency room ended up stitching up the bleeding wound.

The man later used the internet for more research and met some other religious fundamentalists, who were also dog breeders. They advised him they used a veterinary powder called BloodStop to halt any bleeding when they circumcised their 13-year-old son.

At $30 a bottle, Blood Stop was too expensive for the man. But during a trip to Washington state to celebrate Passover with a friend, the man found another more affordable product, called Wonder Dust, meant for horses.

So after a trip to London Drugs to buy razor blades in January 2006, he asked his son if he could cut off his foreskin, so he could be just like dad.

The boy spent the next few days walking with his legs wide apart, until a social worker, who caught wind of the operation, brought two police officers to the house to take the boy into protective custody for a medical examination.

After the medical staff found the boy's penis coated in a thick cap of black tarry substance from the Wonder Dust, they decided to remove the rest of the family's children from the home.

Meanwhile, a surgeon removed "a beehive coating" from the boy's penis before properly circumcising him, saying later in court that the boy would likely have ended up with a disfigured penis had the operation not been completed.

And in her ruling issued on Wednesday, Judge Marion Allan found the man not guilty on charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon, saying the man did not seriously harm the boy [Ed. note: ?!?!] and the razor blade was not used as a weapon.

The man's lawyer is reportedly considering an appeal on constitutional grounds, and a sentence has yet to be handed down.


Aaaaand there goes my breakfast.

So, let's see:
* Brain injured: Check.
* Weird religious ideas: Check.
* Razor blades and wangs in close proximity: Check.
* Bits of Mr. Happy turning black and needing medical attention [x2!]: Check.
* A lawyer known for defending anti-Semites and a wide variety of other loons: Check.
* A (female) judge who thinks that taking a razor blade to Ike's wee-wee doesn't meet the definition of "assault" or "serious harm": Check.

I think this speaks for itself.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/10/16/bc-home-circumcision-charges.html
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Well thats retarded.
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Wow... there's disturbing, and there's you just put me off my breakfast.
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< circumcised at birth
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The father shouldn't be allowed to have a kid... Was the mother just passive and accepting it all?
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Isn't religion a wonderful and joyous thing? :]
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Archaex wrote:

Isn't religion a wonderful and joyous thing? :]


it sure does bring out the best in people
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h3ntie wrote:


Archaex wrote:

Isn't religion a wonderful and joyous thing? :]


it sure does bring out the best in people


Anything to make god love them!

I can't keep this up>_>

This is a direct result of religious conditioning, and it's sad to see that his son was conditioned as well to actually be okay with getting circumcised by someone who is not professional.
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I'm Agnostic myself but isn't this practise belongs more to Muslims, Jews and some African countries (needs a correction, welcome to knowing people to correct me)? Btw this is actually a good thing because you have a minimum risk to get some illnesses. But when someone cuts your forehead skin with such a bizzarre instrument + using not human medecine... I always wonder why the hell American continent is full of religious nuts. Even crazy people who tried to not let Madonna in here seem more "smarter!" o_O
Posted 10/22/09 , edited 10/22/09

h3ntie wrote:


Archaex wrote:

Isn't religion a wonderful and joyous thing? :]


it sure does bring out the best in people


It's not religion fault. That's just people taking stuff to far.
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lol. no more baby penis for him :]
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ok that was extremely dumb, could've just gone to the doctor got it done pay some cash and go home but not instead do it at home almost lose your penis and almost lose your sons penis go to court and waste more money on a lawyer.
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Oh man, I felt sick reading that article.
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the father was sad..
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