Thank You Letter to Mario LopezLet's all thank Mario Lopez for speaking out against infant circumcision! There's a place at http://www.thewholenetwork.org/thanks-mario-lopez.html to send him a thank you letter. You can copy and paste the sample letter into the "message for Mario" box there or customize your own. They have a place for you to add a photo too if you wish.
Here's a copy of the sample letter from that site:
Dear Mario Lopez,
My name is _________, and I was writing to you because I wanted to thank you for openly taking a stand against circumcision on your show. As a human rights activist, I believe that circumcising a healthy child with absolutely no medical indication is needless mutilation and a voilation of basic human rights.
I'm not sure if you are aware, Mario, but the media in this country is vehemently pro-circumcision. News outlets are always ready to publish the latest "studies" that say circumcision "might" prevent this or that, having intact organs is openly slandered as being "disgusting and gross" on movies and television, and celebrities openly announce their children's circumcisions. It seems to be fine that stars like Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Sandra Bullock can openly announce that their boys would be circumcised in Jewish brisses, but apparently there is something wrong when somebody like you openly refuses to circumcise their children. Why is this?
Mario, I just wanted to thank you. THANK you so very much for openly taking a stand against circumcision. You are the first celebrity that I have ever heard of who has openly taken a stance against circumcising his/her children. Yours is a powerful argument: "god makes no mistakes." I hope that you are not the first, and that you have set a trend for other celebrities to follow.
Mario, America is in the dark. While other countries in the world acknowledge the foreskin as a normal and healthy body part, it is absent in American curriculum, American awareness, and the American psyche. Male human anatomy is often portrayed in American textbooks as being circumcised, and if the foreskin is ever mentioned, it is in the context of circumcision. The only thing most American medical students learn concerning the foreskin is how to cut it off. As a result, thousands of baby boys are needlessly circumcised a year, at the expense of their basic individual human rights.
I write not only to commend you for taking a stand, but also to ask that, if you can, you use your celebrity status to help bring awareness to America regarding circumcision and the development of normal, healthy male anatomy. There are groups in this country who are dedicated to raising awareness and informing parents regarding circumcision and intactness, including NOCIRC, Intact America, Saving Penises and The WHOLE Network.
Yours is a powerful voice, Mario, and it is greatly needed in a media that is vehemently pro-circumcision. It is my hope that you can lend support to any of these organizations and help bring awareness of the needlessness of circumcision in this country. There is no shortage of pro-circumcision voices in this country; we need someone who is brave enough to take a stand against the status quo. Even in the event where circumstances do not allow you to openly express support to any of these organizations, I'd like to express great thanks to you for openly taking a stand against circumcision at any rate.
Mario, THANK you for taking a stand. Intactivists at all the aforementioned organizations, and all around the country, greatly appreciate your courage.
Very truly yours,
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aroserises 46-50, F 6 Responses 2 Aug 20, 2011