A Missouri man who started his own religious ministry has been charged with illegally circumcising two teenagers. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 47-year-old Curtis Abbott has pleaded not guilty to two counts of child endangerment and one count of unauthorized practice of medicine or surgery. Abbott claims that the allegations are false.
Details of the case, including a motive, haven’t been made public because the case was handled by a grand jury. Abbott founded an organization called “Restore Bible Culture.” Court filings in his divorce finalized this summer say he said he has had “multiple prophetic communications.”