BY SAM FIELDS
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has found a unique way to deal with the scourge of pedophilia — get a permission slip from the victim’s parents.
Although I have not checked out the New York criminal statutes, I am pretty sure it is a serious felony for an adult to suck on the penis of an infant. In Florida it is capital crime punishable by LIFE!
So who would argue with throwing the book at these sickos?
Apparently ultra-Orthodox Jews and Michael Bloomberg. That’s who.
Called metzitzah b’peh, [Don’t ask me to pronounce it.] it’s a procedure where the rabbi doing the circumcision (called a mohel) cleans the infant’s bleeding penis by sucking it.
With the human mouth being a petri dish for bacteria and other diseases it’s not surprising numerous victims of this wacky religious practice have gotten herpes. Two have died from it.
Enter Mayor Michael “The Food Nanny” Bloomberg.
Although he sees reasons to ban trans-fats and “Big Gulps”, he doesn’t have a problem with rabbis taking “Little Gulps” if the parents sign a consent form that puts them on notice of “…the risk of transmission of herpes simplex virus infection, which may result in brain damage or death.”
Apparently, as long as there is a religious connection, perversion is perfectly permissible…if mom or dad says its okey-dokey.
Right now the legality of this is before the courts. But not in way you might think. The Rabbis are arguing that requiring a parent to sign the consent form is a violation of The First Amendment. So far the judges have sided with the city.
Apparently no one, whether it’s the Mayor or the Judge, thinks this is plainly and simply a crime?
So let’s take it one step further. Could religious freedom become the all-purpose defense for perversion?
Polygamist leader of a Mormon offshoot Warren Jeffs is doing a life sentence for having a 13-year-old bride. If only he had Bloomberg and a permission slip from Mom.
The North American Man-Boy Love Association (NMBLA is a real group) could convert itself to a 501(3)(c) religion and declare that buggery of 12-year-old boys is a religious rite.
Come to think of it, this could be the way for the Catholic Church to get out of all those nasty lawsuits.
The Pope could decree that oral sex is part of the Holy Communion. Henceforth Catholics will celebrate the “wine”, the “wafer” and the “wang”.
Let’s tell it like it is.
These rabbis need a long stretch in the hoosegow. When they get there I’m sure their new cellmate Bubba will give them ample opportunity to practice metzitzah b’peh.