Tuesday, December 12, 2006

When a Little Truth Goes Very Wrong

I don't like soy protein. It tastes like dirt, which is one strike against it, and it has some potentially serious health consequences associated with it. But as much I would like to see soy use limited as much as possible, I have never referred to soy as a "devil food," as does WorldNetDaily "columnist," Jim Rutz.

Check this out:
A devil food is turning our kids into homosexuals

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 dangerous food I'm speaking of is soy. Soybean products are feminizing, and they're all over the place. You can hardly escape them anymore.

I have nothing against an occasional soy snack. Soy is nutritious and contains lots of good things. Unfortunately, when you eat or drink a lot of soy stuff, you're also getting substantial quantities of estrogens.

Estrogens are female hormones. If you're a woman, you're flooding your system with a substance it can't handle in surplus. If you're a man, you're suppressing your masculinity and stimulating your "female side," physically and mentally.

In fetal development, the default is being female. All humans (even in old age) tend toward femininity. The main thing that keeps men from diverging into the female pattern is testosterone, and testosterone is suppressed by an excess of estrogen.

If you're a grownup, you're already developed, and you're able to fight off some of the damaging effects of soy. Babies aren't so fortunate. Research is now showing that when you feed your baby soy formula, you're giving him or her the equivalent of five birth control pills a day. A baby's endocrine system just can't cope with that kind of massive assault, so some damage is inevitable. At the extreme, the damage can be fatal.

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.

Doctors used to hope soy would reduce hot flashes, prevent cancer and heart disease, and save millions in the Third World from starvation. That was before they knew much about long-term soy use. Now we know it's a classic example of a cure that's worse than the disease. For example, if your baby gets colic from cow's milk, do you switch him to soy milk? Don't even think about it. His phytoestrogen level will jump to 20 times normal. If he is a she, brace yourself for watching her reach menarche as young as seven, robbing her of years of childhood. If he is a boy, it's far worse: He may not reach puberty till much later than normal. . . . .

Recent research on rats shows testicular atrophy, infertility and uterus hypertrophy (enlargement). This helps explain the infertility epidemic and the sudden growth in fertility clinics. But alas, by the time a soy-damaged infant has grown to adulthood and wants to marry, it's too late to get fixed by a fertility clinic.

There's more to read, if you feel it necessary. By the way, I added the emphasis on that insane part in the middle.

I'll be the first, most times, to condemn soy (see this post and this post). However, I have never seen any information anywhere that suggests soy will cause homosexuality. If you fed your son soy formula and let him eat school lunch soy burgers as he grows up, you might end up with a smaller, less muscular, more effeminate son, but there nothing indicates that he would be gay.

The moronic author of the above article takes some useful data from rat studies and tries to formulate a blame for homosexuality and his apparently small penis -- it was the soy, really, it's not my fault -- as if penis size has anything to do with masculinity or homosexuality (well, actually, gay men have a slight statistical advantage in penis size, which is actually associated with higher testosterone levels).

I would never support using soy formula with infants, but I would also never blame it for everything Rutz blames on it. The real hazard to all of us, since it isn't a food choice, is environmental estrogen, or xenoestrogen. Compared to these toxic chemicals that are in plastics, air fresheners, auto exhaust, weed killers, paints and thinners, and so many other places, the phytoestrogens in soy are relatively harmless.

The ignorance Rutz displays in trying to blame soy for the presence of homosexuality (which he says is on the rise, despite all official data suggesting the percentage of the population that is homosexual has remained fairly constant over the last 50 or so years), is just plain disproved by the facts. He's another whacked wingnut intent on proving that homosexuality is not the genetically determined behavior that it is.


Anonymous said...

It was the soy milk! Damn! I should have KNOWN!

Kai in NYC

william harryman said...

Kai, that made me blow my protein shake out of my nose when I read it.