I’ve heard time and again that Brian Morris, an Australian professor who has been promoting circumcision for years, is a pedophile. Or a circumfetishest. Or both.
For those of you unaware, a circumfetishest is a person who is sexually aroused by the act of circumcision. Many intactivists don’t even know what the term means, and use it to describe anyone who supports circumcision or parental choice (along with terms like cutter). Many fetishists (of any stripe) will trade photos, stories or videos of whatever the subject of their particular fetish is. This includes circumcision. I don’t support any fetish that involves children. Even if it only involves them in story.
Erotic literature has some pretty obvious tells. Things that make it clear that it’s erotic literature. A story entitled “Darren”, which was not written by Brian Morris as far as I’ve seen, has been given as “proof” that doctors (or Brian Morris specifically) masturbate or are aroused during circumcision. The story is just that. A story. A disgusting story, that makes me sick, but a story. It has nothing to do with parents choosing to circumcise. Most parents are doing the best they can, and have no ill or foul intent toward their children.
The Gilgal Society is another “example” given of Brian Morris and his supposedly bad intentions toward children. The owner Vernon Quantaince was recently arrested for and convicted of molesting 5 children and apparently had accumulated quite a lot of child pornography. They use the fact that he appropriately distanced himself after finding out Vernon’s disgusting crimes as “proof” of involvement.
If intactivists, any of you, have proof that Brian Morris is doing something wrong, you absolutely must step forward with it. Sitting on evidence of a sexual crime against children is just as bad as perpetrating one.
But if, on the other hand, you’re just repeating lies and innuendo you’ve heard, you are doing nothing but slandering and libeling a man who is, like you, trying to help people as he believes is how he should.
I have no interest in supporting someone who wants to hurt children. But I’ve also seen no evidence that he does. So if you have it , here’s your chance.
The fact that I, myself, have been told that I’m a circumcised man (I’m not), with circumcised children (I don’t have any circumcised children), that I’m a circumfetishest, that I’m a child rapist, that I should be forcibly circumcised, that I should be killed, or raped, or tortured…well, those things certainly don’t help my skepticism of these claims.
But here’s your chance to prove your claims.