Ms. Troutman claims that, Jewish beliefs notwithstanding, her measure was “never about religion.” Now that she has seen that for many others it was indeed about religion, Ms. Troutman reflected upon their concerns, and decided to withdraw. Her respect for those whose beliefs differ from hers was evident in her thoughtful comments:
“I don’t have the time or the energy to argue with everybody, but you shouldn’t go around cutting up your little babies,” Troutman said. “Why don’t people [expletive] get that? For me, this was never about religion. It was about protecting babies from their parents not knowing that circumcision was started in America to end masturbation.”
If only everyone were as enlightened as Ms. Troutman. Until that happens, I suppose we will have to muddle along in a second-best world of religious liberty. Sigh.