The Rowdy One

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year and Soy to the World

It's a new year, and like many I have resolved improvement in several areas for 2007, including eating less junk food, drinking less soda, and exercising better "portion control".

But one thing I am NOT doing is eliminating soy products from my diet because I'm worried they are making me gay.

Irrational as this sounds, a news commentator for World Net Daily is attempting to link soy products to an increased likelihood of becoming homosexual. "Soy is feminizing, and commonly leads to a decrease in the size of the penis, sexual confusion and homosexuality," the article asserts. "That's why most of the medical blame for today's rise in homosexuality must fall upon the rise in soy formula and other soy products."

What's sad is that radical, out-there hypothesis like these get lumped in with reasonable and credible ones and then they all get catagozied, and dismissed, by some as being from the "right wing extreme."

Well, you can count me as one who chooses not to partake of soy products ... not because I'm worried they are making us all gay -- but, because they typically taste down right nasty. And my kids agree.

A couple years ago when it was determined that one of our kids had a very mild dairy allergy, we briefly switched to soy-based milk. Yikes. Milk intake plummeted to almost zero until we switched back to the real deal. Therefore ... oy, no soy. At least, not in our house.

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