Blood, Sweat & Tears Lead Singer Protests Infant Circumcision

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As the controversy over a proposed San Francisco ballot initiative to prohibit infant circumcision there smolders, Jason Paige the current lead singer for the legendary rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears has come out in strong support of the proposal, which is set for a vote in November. Paige, who is Jewish, is the victim of a circumcision complication and speaks candidly to "Beyond the Bris," a web-based multimedia project that is giving voice to the current Jewish movement opposing non-medically necessary infant circumcision.

Singer / songwriter Jason Paige, who is the current lead singer for the legendary rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears, has come forward with details of his botched bris (Jewish ritual circumcision) and explains why he favors legislation to ban the practice.

“The ban on circumcision that’s on the ballot in San Francisco is a triumph for intactivists,” Paige says. “I'm totally for it. San Francisco has often lead the country in elevating our consciousness. It has already helped spread awareness of this human rights crime to other states and hopefully will lead people everywhere to be more compassionate, thoughtful and rational not only towards their own fragile newborn children but to other fellow men and women as well,” he says.

Paige made his remarks during an interview with Rebecca Wald, founder and host of "Beyond the Bris," a web-based multimedia project that is giving voice to the current Jewish movement against circumcision. As part of his contribution to the "Beyond the Bris" project, Paige also recorded a fifteen minute video statement.

Paige is a multitalented performer who has shared stage and studio with the biggest names in music, including Michael Jackson, Ray Charles and Patti LaBelle. He also has a one-man comedy show and has written and produced several music video parodies. His own experience of having a circumcision complication inspired one of them, which is titled “Circumcision” and is sung to the tune of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstitious.” In the parody, Jason wears a black tee-shirt with white letters that ask: “Guess Where I’m Pierced?”

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