Trestin Meacham, the Utah man who went on a two-week hunger strike until the state stopped allowing same-sex couples to marry, now says that his “purpose in life is to stand against the homosexual movement.”
When he began his fast last month, Meacham said on his blog that “This has nothing to do with hatred of a group of people. I have friends and relatives who practice a homosexual lifestyle and I treat them with the same respect and kindness that I would anyone.”
Now, in a new post on his Facebook page, Meacham declares that fighting against gays is his life’s work:
“Let’s be clear about something, my mission, my purpose in life is to stand against the homosexual movement. Not to persecute or hate gay individuals, but to stand against and defeat the homosexual movement.
“I will never stop, as long as I draw breath. I will stand against them when they attack the churches. I will stand against them when they attack individuals. I will stand against them in my old age. I will stand against them in sickness and health. They can kill my body, but my spirit will never submit to their tyranny. I will expose their hate and rage. I will expose their persecution of religion. And I will expose their hidden plans. This secret combination has made a powerful foe. This is only the beginning!”
Meacham, 35, originally said he would fast until Utah to exercise the option of “nullification” regarding a recent federal court ruling to allow same-sex marriage in Utah.
He ended his hunger strike when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on the ruling pending appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He has not indicated if he will fast again if the appeals court upholds the District Court’s ruling.