Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Soy, the Silent Queerer

Or maybe: Soylent Green is People, Gay People!!!

I wonder how much this has spread in the media, but I found it funny. I’m a habitual reader of World Net Daily (yes, it’s a bad habit, but again “know your enemy” :-)). There I found the following article: “Soy is making kids ‘gay’

“There's a slow poison out there that's severely damaging our children and threatening to tear apart our culture. The ironic part is, it's a "health food," one of our most popular.”

The culprit? Soy formula and tofu, of course. But how does this “““health food””” threaten out culture?

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.”

Ah, it makes us “““““gay”””””.

Where to start :-)? Does he know what “deviant” means?

But it gets better, another article, (here). This one addresses:

“’If soy is so harmful as to potentially alter sexual physiology and behavior, why haven't the Chinese and Japanese all died off or become homosexual centuries ago?’”

It’s full of nonfunctioning links, and generally boring. Notice though how he often writes about “homosexuals” as though no women are included in the category (he could just as easily, with as much evidence claim it’s decimating the lesbian population), and uses “female” and “feminine” as near insults :-).

Next, in what I’m sure will be a series is here. This gay causing substance causes other horrors it seems:

Here this cause of gays is linked to “childhood leukemia [3-6], the failure to prevent heart disease [7-8], infertility [9-10], or thyroid damage, with its symptoms of weight gain, fatigue and depression [11-13].”

It’s useful to link your opponent to ugliness, and childhood leukemia is pretty ugly.

Note “the failure to prevent” there.

Oh, and this gem:

“My larger concern is that the increasing number of less robust 15-year-olds who are already "struggling with their sexual identity" will be shoved over that thin line into homosexuality. No, they won’t wake up some morning with floppy wrists and a nasal lisp, but they may begin to gravitate toward social circles where they feel more comfortable — and less expected to be rowdy or brag about a string of sexual conquests. And once a teen is ensconced in a homosexual milieu, breaking free from it could mean abandoning his best friends. ”

The thin line, huh? :-) Brag about sexual exploits? Homosexual milieu? Best friends? This is all news to me.

Oh, I see, this guy understands little about being gay, and knows a lot about being “gay”.

Finally take a look at his references. I see none that support the original title: “Soy is making kids ‘gay’”.

But okay, I’m sure the estrogen like compounds can have an effect, and maybe I’ve been too dismissive, but surely this man’s style and hostility deserves a similar response.

Nevertheless, one more in my list of supposed “nurture” causes (again, with the inevitable nature basis) to homosexuality that I don’t have in my past. I had the natural stuff as a babe and never had tofu or soy milk until well into my adulthood and soy milk makes my throat itchy. I'm allergic to a cause of gaiety :-).


Loyalist (with defects) said...

I'm in your boat. I can't stand the stuff unless were talking the little green soy bean. but then only in small doses. :-)

Wow! That is one screwed up individual. Soy = gay?!??!

"less robust" kids? umm, i hate to burst his bubble but I am rather robust as are a number of gay's out there. True I don't care to play football, but I can still body check someone into the boards. :-) I have a hard time believing the "robustiness" can actually be a consideration of edging a child towards a gay outlook.

Still, I always knew that soy was evil *grrrr* :-)

Kalvin said...

Whoever wrote about being asconced ina homosexual milieu was certainly gay. And only gay people think it's a thin line to cross just like gays don't think it's any easy line to go over to straight.

Beck said...

Thanks for the clarification. Now it all becomes clear. My mom used soy additives in my food as I was growing up... I knew it was her fault!:-)

And to top it off - I wasn't a "robust kid" so of course I was pushed over the edge. What a relief to have this clarified!!!

santorio said...

like most of internet b.s. there is some truth out there. girls are menstruating at earlier ages--some blame this on hormones given to cows to increase milk production.

and the theory that intrauterine hormonal differences predispose to a gay orientation.

simple minds cleave to simple explanations.

Scot said...

I just realized, what of the lactose-intolerant babes of the ultra-right wing readers of this stuff? I fear many long nights for these kids and their parents so desperate to keep them from that thin gay line, from our milieu ;-).

Anyway, I’m sure you’re right santorio. Many of his references are from respectable sources; they just don’t do much in backing his hypothesis.