John M. Becker

In Other News, Soy Causes Gay Sex

Filed By John M. Becker | October 29, 2013 4:15 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living
Tags: gay sex, junk science, Orthodox Judaism, soy, weird news

soybeans.jpgNo, you're not reading a headline from The Onion. Gur, a Hasidic yeshiva (Orthodox Jewish religious college) in Israel, has apparently forbidden students from eating soy and soy-based food products "out of fear that it might cause an increase in gay sexual activity." Your Jewish News reports:

Officials at the yeshiva and the boys school ordered students to stay away from any food containing soy because even eating a soy based product just once a week can cause unwanted arousal.

Officials at the school believe that soy based products contain harmful hormones that damage the spirituality of students by accelerating sexual maturity.

Of course, doctors have debunked both claims, but those are just pesky facts. Such trifles have never stopped anti-LGBT fundamentalists before.

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