Well Being

Is soy turning America’s children gay?

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A website called World Net Daily (whose name cleverly disguises the fact that it is a mouthpiece for right-wing extremists) published a piece yesterday calling soy “a devil food” and claiming that feeding it to young boys can cause them to turn out gay.

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.

So what point am I trying to make here by quoting this drivel? Simple: don't believe everything you read on the internet, especially when it comes to health news. First and foremost, common sense should prevail. If soy turns people gay, why isn't the whole country of Japan homosexual?

Secondly, know what the source of the “information” you're reading is. If there really is anything to this claim about the penis-shrinking effects of soy, why is it that no legitimate news sources are reporting on it? Chances are not high that a politically-motivated bigot will have the inside scoop on health research that no one else has. It's entertaining that Mr. Rutz is so concerned about the soy contained in processed foods in America, but not, say, the corn syrup that is just as prevalent and a major contributor to the country's childhood obesity epidemic. Bottom line: get your health information from health professionals, not religious evangelists.