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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. oh matt barkley,what are we to say about the saint of the conservative movement;ronald reagan? he was married and divorced and remarried? jesus called that adultery and we know what the punishment for that was - should we have stoned reagan to death for his sin? matt you are a narrowminded schmuk!!!!

    Posted by: john leddy | Feb 28, 2011 1:46:03 AM

  2. who cares what a dumb frat jock says anyway, he is ignorant, but at least claims he isn't homophobic, i don't understand why this is news on here. He's a dumb child. andy, there's more important stuff to post than this bs

    Posted by: adam | Feb 28, 2011 2:56:20 AM

  3. If I were him I'd be much more concerned about my huge risk for early-onset dementia due to my choice of "lifestyle" LOL...namely, football. So, girl, bye! And enjoy speaking English while you still have those brain cells....

    For those who don't know the science:

    Posted by: redball | Feb 28, 2011 3:20:24 AM

  4. 100 dollars says he's a big bi closet.

    Posted by: Tom Stoppard | Feb 28, 2011 3:32:36 AM

  5. You can already see that he is not going to age well.

    He needs to educate himself so that when his looks fade, he will have lots to fall back on. ;-)

    Posted by: Priscilla Queen of the Jungle | Feb 28, 2011 3:48:17 AM

  6. I have to laugh at all the faux outrage you silly queens are directing at this guy. Have you ever watched a USC game and seen that amazing ass in those skin tight pants? Have you seen those photos of him shirtless by a swimming pool? I think that 90% of the catty bitches in here would love to have that guy bang them no matter what political or religious views he has! Now don't hate on me... I'm just keeping it real!

    Posted by: RATBASTARD | Feb 28, 2011 3:50:56 AM

  7. What's even more obnoxious is he's got the exchange posted on his official website

    You can email him your thoughts at

    Posted by: TruthSeeker_Too | Feb 28, 2011 7:32:04 AM

  8. I saw the picture first. I thought what a cute gay guy....
    Then I saw the head
    After all my years of counseling other gay man I must say he really needs to come out of the closet !!!
    The over use of straight over tones and his
    My Gay Dar was singing before I even viewed the headline.
    Why be mad he just sad.....

    Posted by: David Stevens | Feb 28, 2011 8:25:55 AM

  9. Twitter, the home of the Twits.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Feb 28, 2011 8:27:37 AM

  10. I love the photo of the two men about to embrace on the field behind him LOL

    Posted by: reality 101 | Feb 28, 2011 8:47:22 AM

  11. Second Reality101's comment. That PICTURE in the background. Cute loverboys in spandex. So romantic.

    I always laugh when football players, with the most ridiculous looking, least butch uniforms, say something homophobic.

    Girlfriends, you slap other guy's spandexed asses and play with a giant ball. Get real, LOL!

    Posted by: galore | Feb 28, 2011 8:53:17 AM

  12. Thank you for having nothing against me, Matt Barkley.
    When you shook your head did sawdust fall out?
    This guy clearly has issues.

    Posted by: gwyneth cornrow | Feb 28, 2011 9:41:47 AM

  13. Hey look! New generation of toe tappers!! :D

    Posted by: Allen | Feb 28, 2011 11:01:20 AM

  14. Ratbastard,

    you're in the manic stage right now, aren't you? Don't you have any medication left?

    SHANNON, KEVIN & ROWAN, but he's not white. Can't you see? He's just very very very high high high yella'. A white guy couldn't be so homophobic as to beat a gay guy to a pulp and then tie him to a fence to die a slow torturous death in rural Wyoming.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Feb 28, 2011 11:12:20 AM

  15. A bigot is a bigot no matter how they try to cover up their prejudice.

    Posted by: bill | Feb 28, 2011 11:24:32 AM

  16. I hate it when people say that they are not racist or homophobic or discriminatory because they are just "standing up for what they believe in." While the latter half of that sentence may be true, the two parts are not mutually exclusive. If your beliefs are prejudiced, then standing up for those beliefs makes you prejudiced. I think I'd actually have more respect for this guy if he just owned up to it instead of trying to weasel out of its ramifications.

    Posted by: Austin | Feb 28, 2011 11:56:21 AM

  17. He says he knows there are lots of gays at USC who cheer him on... and he says he knows and that he has nothing against them.
    WELL, he does have something against them. He wants to restrict them from marrying the person they love. That's having something against them --very specifically so.

    Posted by: | Feb 28, 2011 12:12:19 PM

  18. You guys are pathetic. This incessant culture of victimhood pervading the so-called "community" needs to stop. He has an opinion. He expressed it politely. Whether you agree with it or not, he has that right. But of course, now the GLBT "community" will kill any dialogue by shouting "homophobia".

    How typical. No wonder the larger American community doesn't take us seriously. You attack anyone who doesn't agree with your antiquated group-think.

    It's time for a new line, gents. Less and less gay men are taking your histrionics seriously.

    Posted by: DR | Feb 28, 2011 12:24:28 PM

  19. There isn't any dialogue when it comes to bigotry, DR. And, it's not about group think either. It's about equality. If you don't have the common sense to understand that, then that's your problem.

    Posted by: Francis | Feb 28, 2011 12:59:31 PM

  20. I guess the quarterback is playing

    That said...Unfortunately his "belief" system (religious AND CIVIL) does in fact encourage and enable him in his discrimination.

    And what I "believe" is that he may well be homophobic...and that's his right.

    But he does not show any leadership qualities I would admire in a quarterback or a citizen.

    Posted by: mcNnyc | Feb 28, 2011 1:04:09 PM

  21. Oh, and no-one looks up to this kid. He lead USC to their worst record in years. He's a nobody, and obviously very concerned about us gays. That's the Catholic showing itself. And the fact he has this on his website is rich. It's too late Matty, you're name has already been damaged beyond repair. He has a gay immediate family member too? Well, wonder how those dinner conversations are gonna go.

    Posted by: Francis | Feb 28, 2011 1:12:15 PM

  22. You are NOT entitled an opinion when you're opinion seeks to discriminate and belittle a very large sector of our population. Gays have been told long enough we are not worthy and FINALLY we are fighting back and fighting back HARD. We earned our respect and will not stand for anything less than.

    Don't want backlash for being a bigot? DON'T BE A BIGOT!

    Dr...go back in line you spineless loser. You're a failure at life who has been told all his life you are not worthy for being gay and have bought into it in your adult life, congrats you sheepish coward.

    Posted by: IonMusic | Feb 28, 2011 1:15:45 PM

  23. @ DR: Actually, there are more people galvanized in our COMMUNITY than ever before. There are more gay orginizations around than ever before. There are more news stories, more progress and more gay people coming out than ever before. No time before today has being gay been something to truly pride yourself in and TODAY thanks to the very many people in the gay communty, we are making our voices heard louder than ever before.

    Folks, anytime someone comes on here and sides with the side of bigotry and claims we have too much "group think" is code for - SUPPORT THE BIGOTS. They'd like us to put up and shut up...but those days are over, dear DR. Our community is a strong, large, strengthened one.

    Posted by: Scottie James | Feb 28, 2011 1:23:33 PM

  24. OK guys time to break out the roufys and show him what a pain in the ass we really can be!

    Posted by: David B. 2 | Feb 28, 2011 1:33:47 PM

  25. Guys. DR is the anti gay board troll. He trolls every gay news story spewing the same homophobic nonesense requesting we gays accept the fact that homophobia exists and not combat it. It's a tactic hate mongers use to ensure we stay silent and not fight back. Telling us that if we dare want equality it's us having a militant mentality. He's a troll from the other side, and they're ploy is always shamefully obvious.

    Code words from hate monger trolls are : Group think, forcing it down people's throat, everyone is entitled to their opinions.

    If you see someone saying the above hogwash on a gay related news story, know they are trolling because they are fixated on our cause and are foaming at the mouth that LGBT is indeed advancing it's effort.

    Posted by: Dynex | Feb 28, 2011 1:34:40 PM

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