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01/07/2014

That guy who starved himself (and who'd still be if he were consistent) admits fast's ulterior motives

by Jeremy Hooper

Trestin Meacham claimed that his fast was to force his state of Utah to use the repeatedly rejected theory of nullification to stop marriage equality. Yet when the Supreme Court temporarily stayed marriages while the 10th Circuit considers the matter, Mr. Meacham was quick to run to the nearest sandwich, even though his supposed goal was not even close to met.

But as suspected, Mr. Meacham's intent always ran deeper. He wrote on Twitter:

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[Trestin Meacham]

"Hated" [sic]? Really, Trestin? Because from my vantage point, I saw a lot of eye rolling, head shaking, and eagerness-to-promote-a-story-that-makes-the-equality-movement-look-ten-times-more-grounded-by-comparison. Not as much "hate" (*including in the comments following the above tweet)

I long for the days when the the anti-equality folks held martyrdom as only their third or fourth goal, at most. Nowadays, the "victimhood" is increasingly the driver. It's kind of like a twist on the modern day principle of "famous for being famous." Whereas young folks once strove to be singers or actors or leaders, with the fame a possible side effect, many now strive to be famous first, with the path toward getting there of much less importance. So too these "pro-family" warriors, who want to be rally points much more than they want to be public thinkers judged on their merits.

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