By Kent Larsen
Utah Panel Looks at Ethics of Circumcision
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- A panel at Utah Valley State College on October 5th
looked at the ethics of circumcision, questioning its usefulness and calling
the practice an ingrained "social ritual" rather than a necessary medical
procedure. An article on the panel in the Deseret News observed that "Most
Christian faiths, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
have no formal position on the procedure. In fact, the Book of Mormon
specifically states that the law of circumcision 'is done away' in Christ."
Is circumcision outdated ritual?
Deseret News 6Oct01 N1
By Carrie A. Moore: Deseret News religion editor