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Utah man starves himself to oppose equality

Timothy Kincaid

January 3rd, 2014

Trestin Meacham has convinced himself that the State of Utah could get rid of gay marriages by simply declaring the Federal Judge’s decision null. Although the Supreme Court has ruled many times that states cannot nullify decisions that fall under the US Constitution (the Supremacy Clause), Meacham insists otherwise.

And the erstwhile Constitutional Party candidate has vowed not to eat until Utah nullifies Judge Shelby’s ruling, subsisting only just water and “an occasional vitamin”.

I’m not sure that I believe Meacham. He says he’s lost 20 pounds since the decision, but he’s still up walking around and that seems a bit suspect to me. Twelve days without food is a very very long time.

But, since Utah isn’t going to go with his wacky hypotheses, I guess he’ll either he’ll break his fast, be institutionalized, or die.

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iDavid
January 3rd, 2014 | LINK

Or on another note, he might realize you can’t ‘fast away the gay’ and beat feet for McDonald’s.

Paul Douglas
January 3rd, 2014 | LINK

Actually Timothy, 12 days of no food and lying low isn’t that bad. I’ve known a couple of people who did month fasts when they were in their religulous phase, & by minimizing your caloric expenditures, staying well hydrated and sleeping a lot one can get by.
Still, I wouldn’t want to go 12 days without vittles for such a ridiculous cause as preventing marriage equality. Kid’s gotta get a life or something.

Sir Andrew
January 4th, 2014 | LINK

This is Utah. ‘Nuff said.

TampaZeke
January 4th, 2014 | LINK

This is nothing but a stunt to further his political campaign. In Utah it’ll work.

Oh, and he made sure to make it clear that he is NOT anti-gay because…wait for it…wait for it…HE HAS GAY FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.

Well that settles it. Argument won!

KZ
January 4th, 2014 | LINK

Step aside, Atkins!
Move over, South Beach!

It’s the new I-won’t-eat-until-same-sex-marriage-is-nullified Diet!

I wish Scott Lively would try this.

Ben in Oakland
January 4th, 2014 | LINK

Dear trestin: what’s with the vitamins andthe water? t appears your heart really isn’t in this after all.

More later, when I have time. This twerp really irritates me.

Neil
January 4th, 2014 | LINK

A fast for a cause diluted with a cocktail of vitamins and water. It’s a cocktail that somewhat undermines his dramatic gesture. Meacham knows he needs to keep his strength up as the fast will have to break eventually without achieving it’s goal.

That cocktail is a concession of futility in the face of a cause with greater justice behind it. Let’s commemorate that cocktail with a fitting name in honour of those who’ve fought the good fight for gay rights.

For that cocktail that shows up the silliness of the anti-gay crusade, I dub thee Starvey Milk.

radioredrafts
January 5th, 2014 | LINK

So to protest what he perceives to be a “sin”, he will commit a slow suicide.

Um. Darwin award?

I feel sorry for his family…

Jim Hlavac
January 5th, 2014 | LINK

Every gay baker in the nation should send him a cupcake. He’s definitely acting like a spoiled child.

Abinidab
January 5th, 2014 | LINK

I’m reminded of the meme “if your religion is with killing for please start with yourself”

Richard Rush
January 5th, 2014 | LINK

How, exactly, does fasting produce results? For this example of 35-year-old Trestin Meacham, I’ve thought of some possibilities:

• Utah officials view Trestin as a very special vitally important person, and decide that they simply must save his life by stopping the gay marriages.

• God is so impressed with Trestin’s willingness to starve himself to death that He decides to step in to stop the gay marriages, which He would not have bothered to do otherwise.

• Trestin mentioned on his Facebook page that he wanted to “loose [sic] a few pounds” (that’s a fact), and also probably began to realize he was becoming a nobody. So, with the timely advent of gay marriage in Utah, he saw a golden opportunity to turn his weight loss program into a publicity stunt.

• Based on his belief that gay marriage in Utah would be stopped soon, Trestin made a calculated decision to fast so that he could then take some credit ~ which would help perpetuate the belief that fasting really does produce results.

Ben In Oakland
January 5th, 2014 | LINK

Little Meachie had this to say in his facebook posting, to which, BTW, he will not allow commenting. so I guess I have to do it here.

“…I do not expect anyone to join me in a fast which has no end in sight…”

Well, first, no worries about that. Most of a certain class of so-called Christian don’t actually like to inconvenience themselves too much– only others– when they fight against sin– most often, those of others. I’ve read any number of posts about you which say they stand in total solidarity with you. They just don’t mention the fasting part.

Second, there is an end in sight! Or are you just too stupid and god-addled in your lust to point out the specks in others’ eyes? You could die, leaving your dear family bereft. But ya won’t, willya, Blanche? because sooner or later, you’ll realize that self-righteousness and religious megalomania are no substitute for a cheeseburger. Those who stand in solidarity with your peculiar view of morality are probably going to Chikn-crap even as we speak.

Third, nor would you consider that if you DID die, that might be considered ipso facto evidence that the god you have been praying to didn’t think it was important enough to keep you alive, let alone grant your little imprecation against people you don’t know whose marriage hasn’t the lightest effect upon you except to inflame your Holy Gland of Self-righteousness. It would be a fairly good indication that god just doesn’t share your homobigoted homo-obsession. unfortunately, it will be a trifle to late for you to figure it out.

Unless you’re burning in hell for your effrontery in presuming to speak for god.

Or you know, you might just be mentally ill. If so, my condolences. I hope your family will take good care of you.

Have a taco.

cowboy
January 6th, 2014 | LINK

Mr. Meacham can eat now.

The stay has been authorized by the Supreme Court.

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