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USC Quarterback Matt Barkley Doesn't Want Gays to Marry, Decides to Let Everyone on Twitter Know


USC Quarterback Matt Barkley decided to tweet out his thoughts about Obama's announcement that he would stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on Wednesday.

Barkley's tweet:


SMH = "shaking my head".

Barkley defended his tweet after anger from others on Twitter: "look bro, I'm not discriminating and I'm not a homophobe. I'm standing up for what I believe. Cool down..."

One twitter user responded, "Hmm.. you do know there are a lot of gay trojans who would defend and cheer for you til the bitter end, right?"

Responded Barkley "absolutely! I have nothing against them!"

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  1. Being against equal (civil) marriage for same-sex couple is, by definition, homophobic.

    Posted by: David R. | Feb 27, 2011 7:13:01 PM

  2. who has been around this guy before, he is indeed a homophobe. His language when no one is watching coupled with this belief makes him a homophobe. Some people have themselves convinced that unless you kill a gay person, you aren't a homophobe...having outright disdain for us is stemmed from homophobia and believe you me, he does. And I won't say more on that.

    Posted by: SoCal87 | Feb 27, 2011 7:34:22 PM

  3. I love how these people's minds work. "I'm not discriminating, I just think you shouldn't be able to do the same things I can."


    "it is the university of (play the incestual hillbillie music now)south carolina after all"

    USC is the University of Southern California.

    Posted by: Cal | Feb 27, 2011 7:37:26 PM

  4. He also went on to add that we should all read a Bible to find our answers.

    Why are so many gays so weak? Why are so many gays so complacent and WEAK minded when it comes to being treated with respect? Why are so many gay people fine with being singled out to be disabled from rights everyone else experiences but us...and to be told we don't deserve it? ANY self respecting gay person challenges those notions and challenges people who flaunt and proudly shout those bigoted notions.

    If he was for ANY other demographic being singled out in the name of discrimination, he would have a press confrence with an apology. He announces his displeasure with gays experiencing equality and is allowed to hide behind his religion without rebuttal. And we wonder why gay rights are not evolving? because we're too okay with being told in our faces we are second class citizens and ACCEPTING it.

    Posted by: IonMusic | Feb 27, 2011 7:40:37 PM

  5. If he's entitled to state his opinion why are we and those who are for equal rights not allowed to voice our opinion?

    I sincerely hope every person who is an ally for equal rights messages him and educates him. If we let every person who is against equality just state their opinions with out educating them, than there's no progress that will be made.

    Reply to his tweet with your own opinions.

    Posted by: Dynex | Feb 27, 2011 7:43:31 PM

  6. the future mrs. tim tiebow. they can sit hold hands and read bible verses together and spew bigotry.

    Posted by: walter | Feb 27, 2011 8:01:56 PM

  7. If Barkley's too stupid to understand the definition of a "homophobe" then I guess all his education is on the USC football field and NOT in any of their classrooms. He's just another dumbass jock for Jesus with a football diploma.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Feb 27, 2011 8:07:05 PM

  8. What the hell is Shannon and KevinVT talking about? Who brought up race? Why do you feel the need to say that?

    Posted by: Jeremy | Feb 27, 2011 8:08:57 PM

  9. Most quarterbacks end their careers with some sort brain injury from all the concussions. Seems like he's got a head start on that.

    Posted by: Donald | Feb 27, 2011 8:12:02 PM

  10. Just another reason to root for UCLA. At least there are SMARTER people at UCLA than at the University of Stupid Children.

    Posted by: Doc Marten | Feb 27, 2011 8:17:05 PM

  11. I am gay and I don't agree with what he has said.

    However,I DEFEND his right to say it.

    Homophobes,bigots,racists....they all have the right to say WHATEVER they want to say.

    Let the public judge him.

    I'd rather he be honest about it.Like that,I get to know who people really are and what to watch out,rather than dealing with phonies,whom I hate.

    Posted by: J | Feb 27, 2011 8:18:21 PM

  12. Jeremy, you must be new here. This site race baits, just go on the search button and look for black sports stars. Better still black anything and you will see so many comments quote prop 8 and how blacks are more homophobic then gays etc etc etc

    Posted by: Rowan | Feb 27, 2011 8:21:09 PM

  13. Asked and answered:

    Matt Barkley ....
    High school: Mater Dei High School,
    Santa Ana, California

    Mater Dei High School is a private, Catholic, co-educational secondary school in Santa Ana, California. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. With an enrollment of 2,100 students (Fall 2010) Mater Dei High School is one of the largest Catholic high schools in the United States. Mater Dei High School is known for its highly successful athletic programs, especially boys basketball and football.,_California%29

    Posted by: dave02657 | Feb 27, 2011 8:29:31 PM

  14. Matt is an OC kid. Anyone who knows about that area, knows that his views aren't surprising in the least. He's clearly a brainwashed individual and seems pretty stupid in general, but that's what brainwashing does, makes you stupid. The fact he's clueless as to why his views are offensive is the part that gets me, though. People like this have absolutely no clue exactly why they get heat, for saying homophobic things they don't consider homophobic. They think it's just perfectly OK to be anti-gay and don't think twice about it. Certainly not very Christian. But at least this DID get out in the open, so now opposing teams can use it against him.

    Posted by: Francis | Feb 27, 2011 8:30:38 PM

  15. Oh hell, he's a Catholic kid? Oh.........well it all makes sense now. We all know how that is. Not surprised.

    By the way, the USC fans are spinning this into Matt being "mature" by not being offensive or going overboard in a sticky situation. Isn't bigotry so upstanding!

    Posted by: Francis | Feb 27, 2011 8:40:28 PM

  16. I hope he never completes another pass and is constantly sacked by the opposition. Dumb, blond and Catholic. I wonder if he was ever an alter boy, or an altered boi?

    Posted by: Bob R | Feb 27, 2011 9:30:25 PM

  17. Seen on Sean Cody in 5...4...3...2...

    Posted by: Mark Alexander | Feb 27, 2011 10:03:57 PM

  18. LOL

    my bad

    That makes it wose that he is in southern california as vs south carolina

    Posted by: | Feb 27, 2011 10:07:00 PM

  19. J

    The freedom of speach does not mean the freedom to spout idiocy

    the founders were very against stupidity thus why they limited voting rights to large land owners = more likely educated at that time. The founders expounded a ton on the danger of idiocy and the comman masses being swayed by idiocy and demogauges (spell check)

    Posted by: | Feb 27, 2011 10:13:06 PM

  20. At least he was semi respectful about it... The real test will be to see if he whines and moans about the reaction from gay people. But he can shake his head, whatever. He can learn all the twitter lingo he wants too. He can also make millions throwing a ball around in the same society that supports gay people.

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 27, 2011 10:22:35 PM

  21. What an ignoramus! Just saying you're not a homophobe does not make that true. The sad part is people are focusing on this one idiot's message, when really the people in power in the USA are spouting the same garbage. Guess we know where a lot of 'em look like when they're younger...

    Posted by: X | Feb 27, 2011 10:35:28 PM

  22. He's definitely got that SoCal twink pornstar look. I'm with Tank, let him know he's in the spank bank and creep him the F out.

    Posted by: Derek Pearce | Feb 27, 2011 10:39:45 PM

  23. He has NO right to say ANYTHING, J!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Feb 27, 2011 10:43:50 PM

  24. i believe he is an idiot and a danger to the public...that is what i believe

    Posted by: epic | Feb 27, 2011 11:01:57 PM

  25. @a different Mike.. I do agree that he would be run out of town if he said he disagreed with inter-racial marriage... He's a football player, and it would become a race issue.

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 27, 2011 11:06:00 PM

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