New Zealand Gym Owner Sorry for 'Soy Makes You Gay' Article
Some of you may remember the 2006 op-ed in Wingnut Daily by Jim Rutz about the allegedly homosexualizing effects of soy. Said Rutz:
"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."
Well, the article has lived on to cause a stink in New Zealand after it was included as part of a newsletter by a gym in Auckland. The gym owner has apologized:
"Attempts to contact Club Physical chief executive Paul Richards were unsuccessful, but GayNZ.com reported he had today apologised for linking to the article, and had only wanted to drum up feedback from members. 'I was on a tight deadline and in the back of my mind I realised it might provoke comment. I'm afraid I didn't put enough thought into it.' Mr Kingi, who is also the treasurer for support organisation Rainbow Youth, told NZPA he had received a lot of supportive messages from the public saying they were 'pretty outraged' about the link to the article."