13 Dec 2006

The Soy Peril

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WorldNetDaily publishes things I quote myself. Imagine my embarassment at running into today’s column direct from the fever swamps.

Jim Rutz, who seems to be not only a whackjob, but a snake-oil-selling evangelist and author of a number of The-End-of-the-World-Is-Right-Around-The-Corner books, thinks that soy beans make you queer.

Soy is feminizing, and commonly leads to a decrease in the size of the penis, sexual confusion and homosexuality. That’s why most of the medical (not socio-spiritual) blame for today’s rise in homosexuality must fall upon the rise in soy formula and other soy products. (Most babies are bottle-fed during some part of their infancy, and one-fourth of them are getting soy milk!) Homosexuals often argue that their homosexuality is inborn because “I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t homosexual.” No, homosexuality is always deviant. But now many of them can truthfully say that they can’t remember a time when excess estrogen wasn’t influencing them.

I eat edamame all the time at sushi restaurants myself without observable effect.

WorldNetDaily, please clean up your act, and get rid of these kinds of clowns.

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Billy Oblivion

The goofball is right about 1/3 of that. The phyto-estrogens in unprocessed soy SO have feminizing traits–fat deposits on the brests, shortened penis (especially if fed to children).

There is also evidence (one large tracking study) of soy causing some brain degredation in older asian men.

However there is NO link between soy and homosexuality, and no link between smaller penises and homosexuality. If anything homosexuals tend (physically at least) towards hyper masculinity. We only associate homosexuality with mincing ponces because they are easy to pick out.

And yeah, WND should be a little better about screening it’s columnists, but there are some fuzzy lines in there.



Joey

I just stumbled across that godforsaken article just now, 5 months too late. Rutz is misinformed, presumptuous, and obviously biased. Three wonderful traits to have in someone who is supposed to be presenting factual information, right? I notified the editor of WND to see what their stance on the subject is, so only time will tell.



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