A group of men in white suits with fake blood on their crotch areas gathered in Fort Worth to protest male circumcision Sunday.
About 30 members and supporters of Bloodstained Men, a nonprofit group based in California that travels the country in protest of male circumcision, held signs that read, “Foreskin is not a birth defect.” They were at Hulen Street and Interstate 30.
The group was founded in 2012 by a man who legally changed his name to Brother K in 1986 to protest his own circumcision at birth.
“Our founding fathers were not circumcised,” Brother K said Sunday.
He said American parents should treat their baby boys with the same care they treat their girls.
“This is a grassroots movement to reach the American public with news that you don’t have to put your baby through this. We are asking American parents to look into it, and not take American medical sources at face value.”
Brother K plans to travel to 40 cities in 2015. —Monica S. Nagy