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  1. Christian Nurse
    October 6, 2015

    Thank you for this article. The reasoning for FGM and MGM sounds similar (cleanliness, matching their parent, health reasons), which makes them so culturally acceptable- difficult to change people’s thinking. But God created our bodies, male and female, perfectly! It’s a slap in His face to mutilate them!

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  2. Anthony Small
    October 7, 2015

    Why? Because some people are too bigoted to realize cutting off parts of their own children, male or female, is not a family choice. It should be a personal choice, which is in fact defended by the bible.

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  3. Onesimus Nimley
    October 7, 2015

    While it is TRUE that FGM should be frowned on but there should be more frowns n high hatre placed homosexuality which abominable in the sight of God.

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    • littleimages
      October 7, 2015

      Hello, thanks for writing. The bulk of the Scriptures tells us how we ourselves as Christians should live.

      No matter how bad or good the people of the world are living, shouldn’t the way we Christians treat our own children be more important to us? Shouldn’t we take care to judge our own conduct before the conduct of others? (Matthew 7:3-5).

      What do you think?

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  4. Onesimus Nimley
    October 7, 2015

    This act is far,far better than homosexual especially when our lil boys are being lewd with money just to see them to their graves.

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  5. Møh Zûltãñ Jr.
    October 7, 2015
  6. Iris Winn Leonard
    October 7, 2015

    Onesimus Nimley’s comments make me sick.

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  7. Jessica Hopkins
    October 7, 2015

    Yes thank you Iris Winn Leonard he must be a homo or he wouldnt be acting so defensive.

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  8. Karen Kennedy
    October 7, 2015

    I would like to see a world where NO infant has his or her genitals mutilated.

    “Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.” Galatians 5:2-3

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  9. Elsie Wilson
    October 7, 2015

    Lies! True Christians do not mutilate baby girls…lying is a SIN!

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    • littleimages
      October 7, 2015

      Christians do many things that are sinful. Unfortunately, this includes FGM, something that has come into the Christian church in Africa from the culture around. It is quite common there.

      We agree with you – true Christians should not mutilate baby girls (or baby boys), and that’s why we want to work to educate those who do and by God’s grace encourage them not to. This is an insult to God’s image, but it is one usually done out of ignorance, both in Africa and the USA.

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    • Christian
      October 7, 2015

      True Christians don’t mutilate baby boys either.

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      • Pete
        October 7, 2015

        Well, they don’t if they are in line with biblical and historical Christian teaching and practice. Christians throughout history and the world reject male circumcision with very few exceptions. I think you’ll find Little Images stands against that too if you do a little browsing through our blog.

        But most of the minority who practices circumcision (female or male) believes it to be allowed or even sanctioned by God, healthy, beneficial, safe, etc. Education to dispel these myths is the key.

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  10. littleimages
    October 7, 2015

    (Note to readers: Elsie posted the following reply comment via Facebook. See the post itself at fb.com/littleimgs. For some reason, our system didn’t catch it when transferring comments to the blog here.)

    Pete – I took the time to read entire article – African Societal attitudes seem to be the determining factor re: FGM. Shocking to hear that supposed believers in Jesus are involved. Praying for this monstrous ritual to end forever… Thankyou for revealing this horror.

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  11. Christian
    October 7, 2015

    To suggest Christians never sin is a lie. You are thus a lying sinner, Elsie, and maybe you should take a look at yourself before you speak ill of others the way you did. The fact that you singled out baby girls suggests you think true Christians can still mutilate baby boys, which cannot be farther from the truth.

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    • Pete
      October 7, 2015

      Please note Elsie’s second comment, posted under the Little Images name above. She was overreacting to the headline before reading the article, which I have certainly been guilty of before. In the end, she thanked us for the article. I don’t know what Elsie would say regarding baby boys. See my comment above.

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  12. Aaron Meade
    October 7, 2015

    Circumcision of any child is sickening.

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    • littleimages
      October 7, 2015

      Oh, we agree with you. Check out our other articles, which are more often than not about modern male “circumcision.”

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  13. Aletha Lewis Yancy
    October 7, 2015

    Amen

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  14. Katherine Blankenship
    October 8, 2015

    Thanks for posting!

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  15. Onesimus Nimley
    October 8, 2015

    Yes,it makes you sick cause you are not cognizant with the pains young b0ys are going through in my locale with the western culture introduction of homosexual to Africa.

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  16. Jonathan Smith
    October 8, 2015

    Why? The proximity and influence of Islam.

    The same reason that slavery was resurrected in Europe – Islam’s nearly 800-year influence on Spain. The Protestant “Reformation” further legitimized slavery through private interpretation of the Scriptures.

    Likewise, there are probably goofball Protestant pastors that claim to be able to justify genital mutilation from the Bible.

    These are the sad consequences of succumbing to the larger culture of the world and rejecting the legitimate authority of the Catholic Church.

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    • littleimages
      October 8, 2015

      Definitely points worth further discussion. But despite much Catholic teaching against mutilation, in practice the Catholic church has unfortunately often done nothing to fight genital mutilation in cultures that practice it. Indeed, they have often supported it (in the Philippines, for instance). This has been a major point of inconsistency between Church teaching and Catholic practice abroad.

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  17. Tammy Lee McDermott
    October 8, 2015
  18. Aimee Griffith
    October 8, 2015

    So sad. I will pray these people will be presented with the Gospel and repent.

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  19. Owojela Odey
    October 8, 2015
  20. Diego Håmze Costa
    October 9, 2015
  21. Jenn Riedy
    October 9, 2015

    What about the Christians who cut boys?

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  22. Karen Kelly Glennon
    October 9, 2015

    The forced genital cutting of any child is a human rights violation. Thank you for speaking out for boys and girls. Have you addressed the issue of the intersexed?

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    • littleimages
      October 11, 2015

      Not yet. Thanks for bringing it up – that’s definitely planned for a future post.

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  23. Mary Sinclair
    October 10, 2015

    It’s a disgusting, filthy thing to do to a little child, with lifelong repercussions. We need to be proactive and intentional about putting a stop to this, no matter who is doing it.

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  24. Erik
    October 10, 2015

    Why are Americans cutting their baby boys?

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  25. Marisa Lauren
    October 10, 2015

    How wonderful that you have such a balanced view of child genital cutting! We should fight on behalf of both boys and girls! Amen!

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  26. Victoria Anniig
    October 10, 2015

    FGM is illegal in the U.S.

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  27. Shelly Griska
    October 10, 2015

    And yet Christians readily cut little boys.

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  28. Lea Smulin
    October 11, 2015

    Why are they cutting all their babies?!?!?!? Boys and girls!!!!!!

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  29. Anonymous
    November 21, 2018

    Stop the cuttings!

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  30. Anonymous
    November 21, 2018

    Heartbreaking 💔

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  31. Anonymous
    November 21, 2018

    Yes, God is Love! There is no requirement for initiation by torture.

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  32. Anonymous
    November 21, 2018

    God made no mistakes in the design of boys and girls. Christians should be the FIRST in line defending the bodies of every single baby from any non-emergency cutting. <3

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