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  1. UglyGeezer 6 Jan 2014, 1:44pm


    Thumbs downs here I come…..

    I just didn’t laugh. I can’t find humour in someone that is clearly so mentally unstable that they are willing to damage their health, or even risk their life over this. It’s horribly sad.

    My own response to him is one of compassion and to be honest, pity.

    I guess on this occasion, my heart is a bit too bleeding huh?

    1. Not too bleeding at all. You’re right. It’s just not funny.

    2. That’s very generous and kind of you UglyGeezer, but I suspect your compassion is misplaced: Meacham is a would-be politician who appears to be not only something of an extremist but rather too keen on self-promotion.

      If he gets to the stage that his health is in any way endangered, it might be a different matter. However, the fact that he’s also announced that he’s ingesting multivitamins suggests it’s more than likely a publicity stunt.

    3. BlokeToys 6 Jan 2014, 2:19pm

      But then, why not also feel pity for the many millions of delusional religious people who follow the outdated man-made instructions in a fairy story about an invisible sky wizard?

      Where do you draw the line on this? Some people are genuinely mentally ill and deserve treatment, support, compassion and help, others are self-involved “religious” (when they want to be) individuals trying to manipulate the masses.

      Is a con artist a mentally ill person deserving of compassion, or just a con artist who happens to believe in a story which might deem them to be mentally ill in the opinions of the factually minded?

    4. Good heavens, I have no sympathy for him at all. You are assuming he will stick to his pledge until death. No, he will squirm out of his commitment when a senior Mormon gets him off the hook by ordering him to eat. He will look like a hero to his fellow bigots. Don’t waste your tears on this Mor(m)on.

    5. BTW : Thumbs down can usually be seen as a compliment. It means you’re not following the gay ghetto herd like an automaton, but can actually think for yourself.

    6. Frank Boulton 7 Jan 2014, 12:27pm

      No, UglyGeezer, this isn’t funny but it doesn’t make me feel pity either. This is moral blackmail at its worst. It says, “If I can’t discriminate and persecute any more then I’m going to kill myself.” This is holding other people’s wellbeing and happiness to ransom. What, I ask myself, is he telling his children about this? Is he telling them, “And so darlings, when your daddy’s gone, just make sure you never forget that that judge forced him to take his own life.”? This is absolutely sick, because this guy is trying to dump the responsibility and consequences of his own actions on everyone else.

  2. Is this PinkNews or Buzzfeed?

    1. Pinkfeed…oh my, that sounds… filthy.

  3. Beelzeebub 6 Jan 2014, 1:47pm


    That was the sound of my Gaydar going off when I saw his photo.

  4. Oh, I do hope someone has sent him a picture of that traditional English dish of faggots in gravy…

    1. Although I do question if, with his obviously limited mental faculties, he would get the finer points of British humour.

      1. Like the one about the feast in heaven that was ruined when Bobby Sands arrived and ate up ALL the food. Yeah that was real funny.

  5. BlokeToys 6 Jan 2014, 2:15pm

    That last little Tweet is the kind of thing that makes me laugh, as if they’re desperate to prove their holier-than-thou attitude by “loving everyone” – when they are clearly trying to subdue their anger and embarrassment.

    The guy is a loon, like so many other religious nutters in thew USA. Hopefully they’ll all go on “hunger strike” and we can evolve their country to the 21st century within a couple of months.

    I also find it hilarious that they now know they are losing this battle all over their country, gay marriage is passing everywhere and they have lost already. There is NOTHING they can now do to prevent it so they reach the absolute limits of reason and start trying to blackmail the state.

    When all else has failed, they resort to the most drastic measures. The FBI and others should now be on the lookout for violent “Christian” extremists, because we all know that’s potentially what’s coming next.

    1. No, Christians (and Buddhists, and Pagans…) haven’t set off bombs in the subways in the U.S. yet. So maybe it’s safe for you to stop hoping for that.

      1. there have been a number of bombings in the US committed by christian extremists.
        there have been a number of murders (for example, of doctors who perform abortions) committed by christian extremists.

        most of the extremist political activists are doing so partially in the name of their religion.

        much of the racial tension still extent in the US is based on religious extremism.

        So I would not be surprised in the least by bombs in subway stations.

        There is nothing “safe” about a country that lets religious intolerance and hatred run rampant and attempt to control the due process of governance.

        1. Sorry….hasn’t happened to the extent of the London bombings. As much as certain gays hope it will. (And don’t bother bringing up Oklahoma City. McVeigh rejected all religion). And how are racial tensions in the U.S. based on religious extremism (unless you mean the New Black Panthers, who…yes… are anti-white Muslims but VERY fringe…)

      2. No MJ, but they have bombed medical facilities that carry out abortions, executed doctors who provide abortions and attempted to murder congress men and women, to name but three examples of christian terrorist actions.

        1. In a country of over 200 million people, that’s absolutely nothing statistically.

        2. floridahank 6 Jan 2014, 8:55pm

          Hey Carl, you apparently don’t know the meaning of a True Christian — not Christians in name only. It’s a world of difference. A True Christian is a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and His teachings, and those of the Apostles. Many false Christians use the label but there is no Christian meaning behind it. To be a True Christian is one dedicated to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Without absolute belief and action proclaimed by Jesus Christ , all others are false followers and should not be connected to Jesus Christ. Unless you read/study the Holy Bible you are making ignorant comments.

          1. Frank Boulton 7 Jan 2014, 12:36pm

            I think that your the one who’s ignorant when it comes to what it says in the Bible, floridahank. Can you tell us the book, chapter and verse, where it says, “Thou shalt not perform an abortion.”? Biblical Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic didn’t even have a word for “abortion”. The Bible neither condones nor condemns abortion. If your Holy Book is so good, then why do you always have to make false claims about it?

  6. John Flowers 6 Jan 2014, 2:32pm

    No, he actually doesn’t “wish us all well” as he claims simply because of the point he is trying to make – don’t you love these bigots who claim they have no ill will towards anyone while actively seeking to take away rights from minority groups.

  7. Most of these pics and comments on food are hilarious. But this person obviously thinks violence is OK and a death is needed to prove a political point. OK its his own, but how different is that from suicide bombers? I hope this sad and mixed up individual comes to his senses (if he has any), realizes the way in which religion has f*d up his life so far, and tries to live the rest of his natural life in peace and humility challenging prejudice and violence instead of worshipping them.

    1. Did you actually ask “How is this different from suicide bombers”?

      1. It’s a stretch, but still a reasonable comparison – both are acts that take the perpetrators life (and suicide bombings often take innocent lives, that is true) in an attempt to blackmail the state into doing what the perpetrator wants. So on that level, they ARE comparable, the main difference being that this evil man is only endangering his own life, not those of innocents – although he would see innocents treated as second class citizens based purely on how they were born, which is little better than killing them anyway.

        1. The only true part of what you just wrote is “it’s a stretch..” You think if the guys who bombed the London subways had starved themselves publicly instead of doing what they did….they’d be viewed the same by the British public (I mean the heterosexual sensible British public) ?

  8. S davidson 6 Jan 2014, 3:48pm

    He is a sad bible bashing idiot who thinks that starving himself will stop equality .
    And human rights .
    I say let him starve he has chosen that right not to put food to his mouth .
    Leave him alone don’t pay him any attention let him go awawy and starve himself if that’s what he choose but. He should do it quietly as we and I don’t want to know about it .

  9. Sashatree 6 Jan 2014, 3:50pm


  10. What do you bet that the guy has yet to go hungry at all and made the public statement thinking that it would give him his 15 minutes of fame? It worked.

    1. If that’s the case, it DID work. But that’s the fault of gay news sources giving him all the attention. (At least Gandhi was famous BEFORE he started pulling the hunger strike threats).

  11. Those doofs on the internet tormenting the Mormon sicko with pics of food were wasting their time. Utah same-sex-mariage has been put on hold. He can eat.

    1. Hate and Evil wins again – for a short while. The legal ‘stay’ will face a huge battle that will likely be lost.

    2. Francis Gallant 10 Jan 2014, 3:22pm

      The fact that he went for pizza as the first thing on an empty “starving” stomach goes to show the short extent, if any extent, of his mentality.

  12. Aryugaetu 6 Jan 2014, 5:46pm

    US: If something is not run by corporate money, it is run by Christian nuts. Both want power and money. It’s quite easy because the other 99% of the US is sheeple. Do you want proof? 25% of all High School graduates in the US cannot name a country that starts with a “U”. Another 25% will struggle before eventually saying “United States”. Serious! For an example, watch “Lunch Scholars” at

    Yea, that’s what we need in America, more religious nuts and less education.

    1. But at least in the U.S. we don’t riot and loot for days on end like you English did in 2011.

      1. Lion in Winter 7 Jan 2014, 1:56am

        You obviously have selective memory. In no particular order I can think of Seattle, Detroit, Kent State, Los Angeles… need I continue?

        1. How long ago were those ??? Andthey weren’t looting stores like you Brits were.

          1. Michael126 7 Jan 2014, 1:06pm

            No they just burned them instead……..

  13. Don Harrison 7 Jan 2014, 1:55am

    Mate, Jesus did not say anything about homosexuality. I am gay and love Jesus and I know that Jesus loves me. I also know he loves you. He will not love you any the less when you stop this silly prank.

  14. how would you feel if he went on a hunger strike for gay rights and people were sending pictures of food? It is not the beliefs of the individual that is the problem it is the media giving the person a platform to shout from.

    1. There is a slight difference between going on a “fast” (HIS words) to prevent others having rights and doing it FOR equal rights of a minority pooressed for two thousand years! Are you really so dumb you need telling?

  15. “People can say what they wish. I have no ill will toward any of them. I wish all of you well.”

    If you were hunger striking due to the fact that gays could marry… that IS THE DEFINITION OF I’LL WILL…

  16. Francis Gallant 10 Jan 2014, 3:24pm

    The fact that he went for pizza as the first thing on an empty “starving” stomach shows the extent, if any extent, of his mentality.

    1. Some pizzas can be beautiful, though. But I would have chosen chicken cordon bleu.

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