LUBBOCK, Texas — A group called the Bloodstained Men began a protest against circumcision at 19th Street and University Avenue. It started at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and was scheduled to continue until 3:00 p.m.

The group believes circumcision is a form of cruelty.

Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin of a penis, sometimes done for cultural or religious reasons, and often done when a male child is born (or within a few days of birth).

The Bloodstained Men held signs in Lubbock reading “end violence against children,” “foreskin is not a birth defect” and “circumcision [is] penis mutilation.”

  • Bloodstained Men protest circumcision in Lubbock
  • Bloodstained Men protest circumcision in Lubbock
  • Bloodstained Men protest circumcision in Lubbock

The group website said, “Our mission [is] “to warn the American people that circumcision is cruel, worthless, and destructive.”

It also said the mission is “to give a voice to the victims of genital mutilation who have thus far remained silent.”

Brother K (who says that is his legal name since 1986) said he is the founder of the group.

Brother K also said, “The genital mutilation of American boys is a peculiar, depraved American custom that originated in the puritanical 19th century, when doctors told parents it would stop their sons from masturbating, and in some cases it was actually a punishment for masturbation.”

Why Lubbock? The group likes to go to university towns. The protest location was near Texas Tech.

Check back shortly for an updated video with more comments from Brother K.