Even the most whacked-out right-wing nut cases can’t seem to be consistent in their message of hatred toward homosexual people. They make outlandish claims about gay people — how they’re out to recruit children, how they chose to be gay as if it were a checklist provided to you at birth. As to the latter, here’s a bizarre screed against soybeans by the freakish Jim Rutz, one of those World Net Daily creeps and the chairman of Megashift Ministries:
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.
In other words, Rutz is undermining the ridiculous right wing/fundamentalist stance that being gay is a “choice.” His claim that soy causes homosexuality means that it’s not our fault and that the blame should be placed solely on the shoulders of massive agribusiness — such as that Republican stalwart, Archer Daniels Midland.
So, if big Republican business is what made me gay, and I had no choice in the matter, why do these people still want to discriminate against me in every conceivable way, and worse? Doesn’t matter. I believe that the choice of being conservative (nurture, not nature) means that a person is supremely talented at reconciling dishonesty and inconsistency. (One just has to contemplate the oxymoron gay Republican to see that.)