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

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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:

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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. Stupid is alive and well - maybe after he "grapples" more with the issue, he'll "evolve" toward a new perspective. Or maybe he's just a bigot like mom and dad.

    Posted by: tom | Feb 27, 2011 11:07:12 PM


  2. Lunk. Head.

    Posted by: Jeff Kurtti | Feb 27, 2011 11:09:20 PM


  3. It would also be discussed on the blogs and probably the talk shows ie the View tomorrow... if he were to say anything about inter-racial marriage. so getting press from this statement isn't suprising, but again he was trying to be respectful and that means something, but we often see that get thrown out the door when they aren't satasfied with the reaction...

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 27, 2011 11:09:29 PM


  4. He's just expressing the views of your average prop 8 supporter.

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Feb 27, 2011 11:10:14 PM


  5. Ironic that Barkley does this when one of his immediate family happens to be gay.

    Posted by: Fred | Feb 27, 2011 11:10:25 PM


  6. Did this find product of the university of spoiled children get this out of the Fellowship of Xtian Athletes field manual----the dirty little secret that isn't talked about in polite circles?
    Tony Dungy, Kurt Warner and scores and scores of jockboys from high school through the pros buy into this fundamental interpretation of Christianity.
    It is pervasive at every level of sports in our country and they have nice 18th Century views of women and gays and other social issues.
    Shameful, bigoted and did I mention a sense of entitlement. Pointing to the skies -apparently where 160 odd thousand souls are admitted at a time -is not a coincidence-they all do it now after making a big play cuz Jesus is helping each and every one of them play the all important game.
    Matty is just parroting the party line god forbid he think for himself-that could be dangerous.

    Posted by: Nick | Feb 27, 2011 11:17:25 PM


  7. Eh, whatever. He's not a very good QB, anyway.

    USC= safety school.

    Posted by: john | Feb 27, 2011 11:34:29 PM


  8. Matt has been whining about it, saying essentially "it's my beliefs" and "I'm not a bigot" over and over, until he dropped it for the most part. Some other.............individual is defending him saying "Matt's not a bigot" and basically going out of their ways to justify their homophobia. BTW most of the reaction towards him has been negative. If he didn't want to be called a bigot, and if he were truly being respectful, he would have not tweeted an intentional anti-gay slanted tweet in the first place.

    Posted by: Francis | Feb 27, 2011 11:41:36 PM


  9. Shades of Carrie Prejean....bet NOM will be giving him a call!!!!

    Posted by: CB | Feb 28, 2011 12:03:58 AM


  10. Well, well, well,.... good for him. He stated what he believed in. THEN he said he wasn't a homophobe. Funny how that works.

    "I really like you guys - I just think you shouldn't have the same rights as I do"

    Posted by: Jon Brian Blake | Feb 28, 2011 12:06:00 AM


  11. No, that's the University of Southern California, not South Carolina. And, to say he's stirred up a hornets nest is an understatement. While his football buddies are probably patting him on the back for his homophobic views, I assure you that the coach and the administration are not amused. My guess is that you'll see a few less twitters from this quarterback and his personal opinions in the near future.

    Posted by: Keith | Feb 28, 2011 12:08:03 AM


  12. No, that's the University of Southern California, not South Carolina. And, to say he's stirred up a hornets nest is an understatement. While his football buddies are probably patting him on the back for his homophobic views, I assure you that the coach and the administration are not amused. My guess is that you'll see a few less twitters from this quarterback and his personal opinions in the near future.

    Posted by: Keith | Feb 28, 2011 12:11:06 AM


  13. Isn't this porn star Tucker Vaughn?

    Posted by: DJ | Feb 28, 2011 12:23:19 AM


  14. Who cares what he thinks. His record as a QB sucks.

    Posted by: caoimhin | Feb 28, 2011 12:28:24 AM


  15. Why are they always so blond and stupid looking?

    Posted by: Jonathan | Feb 27, 2011 6:55:04 PM


    He must be Mexican.
    Or maybe black.
    Coz they're the homophobic ones in CA, right?

    Posted by: Kevinvt | Feb 27, 2011 6:59:14 PM

    =======================

    @JonathanG+Kevinvt,

    As a gay [I'm assuming you're gay] where would you rather live: A western 1st world society like the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, etc., where there are a lot of 'Dumb Blonds', or Swaziland?

    And Kevinvt: VT is like 99.9% white; if you celebrate diversity and are such an expert on it [judging by your many posts, almost all of which have to do with diversity, race, etc.,] WTF are you doing hiding out in VT? Why aren't you down in Boston, NYC, where we really do celebrate diversity?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 28, 2011 12:28:46 AM


  16. WORK These Caucasian HOMOPHOBES never ceased to amaze me. *sarcasm*

    He's such an idiot!

    Posted by: Chris DaChocolatebearcub | Feb 28, 2011 12:34:30 AM


  17. Who cares? He's a meat head, that's why he has to play football. If he had a brain he'd be able to get a real career. Now the fact that he says stuff like that and kids look up to him, well that makes me SMH.

    Posted by: anthony | Feb 28, 2011 12:37:33 AM


  18. My comments are getting scrubbed AGAIN!

    Posted by: Chris DaChocolatebearcub | Feb 28, 2011 12:38:34 AM


  19. And Kevinvt: VT is like 99.9% white; if you celebrate diversity and are such an expert on it [judging by your many posts, almost all of which have to do with diversity, race, etc.,] WTF are you doing hiding out in VT? Why aren't you down in Boston, NYC, where we really do celebrate diversity?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 28, 2011 12:28:46 AM

    OH Please STFU You know damn well why that was said and you're the biggest race baiter on here....MOVE ALONG Ratty Batty!

    Posted by: Chris DaChocolatebearcub | Feb 28, 2011 12:41:38 AM


  20. Being a USC graduate, I am somewhat stunned and then very pissed at these remarks. USC has a proud tradition of inclusion and support for LGBT students including a whole floor know as the Rainbow Floor so LGBT studens can share an inclusive dorm, strong support student and alumni LGBT groups. This guy needs to be brought down a peg. I am sure this will blow in his face as USC will have to respond. This story must be known to the USC athletic administration, USC Lambda, and USC administration. This guy does not belong at USC, it is not he Trojan way.

    Posted by: rlk | Feb 28, 2011 12:57:54 AM


  21. Prospective product endorsements beware: this stud is a bigot. You may not want your brand associated with him.

    Posted by: Manny Espinola | Feb 28, 2011 1:03:00 AM


  22. The kid is a football player. Who gives a crap what he thinks? So he is shaking his head. Giving this much attention to a TWEET for christ's sake. Who cares? And why was he shaking his head? Because it took Obama this long, perhaps?

    Posted by: ted | Feb 28, 2011 1:14:42 AM


  23. does matt barkley believe that conservative republicans like newt gingrich should be able to marry as often as they want?

    Posted by: john leddy | Feb 28, 2011 1:23:33 AM


  24. "absolutely! I have nothing against them!"*

    I'm sure the unwritten part reads:

    * unless they ask for those special same-sex marriage rights, like they're some kind of equal to me or something.

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 28, 2011 1:24:38 AM


  25. USC is University of Southern California, not South Carolina

    Posted by: Jerry | Feb 28, 2011 1:34:30 AM


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