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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. @ Mike. Its the University of Southern California not South Carolina.

    Posted by: Scott Norquist | Feb 28, 2011 1:50:06 PM

  2. Typical Orange County Christian. USC is their stomping ground..."Move along, Nothing to see here"

    Posted by: Michael | Feb 28, 2011 1:51:08 PM

  3. Hey 'Bro' - you ARE discriminating and you ARE a homophobe. Can you imagine the following: "smh - Lincoln frees the slaves" and then claiming that it's just his opinion, that he's not discriminating and not a racist.


    Posted by: Tre | Feb 28, 2011 2:14:43 PM

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

    If only white males had been allowed to vote on Prop 8, it would have failed. If only Blacks or Latinos were allowed to vote on Prop 8, it would have passed by a much greater margin than it did. If we had had a vote in DC, the only hope for the anti-gay side would be to appeal to DC's Black residents. If we lose in MD, it will be for the same reason. Opposition to gay marriage correlates with lower formal education, lower income, and higher religiosity. That means on average, a Black voter is more likely to vote against SSM.

    Stop living in your racist dream world where only white people can be the villain.

    Posted by: Seth | Feb 28, 2011 2:50:56 PM

  5. Gee, Matt. I don't want YOU to get married either. See, you're dumb as rocks, ugly too, and I don't think society should permit you to procreate and be allowed to have any influence over children.

    One does get tired of our fight for full civil equality being discussed as a "difference of opinion".

    Matt, take that football and shove it as far up your ass as it will go.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Feb 28, 2011 3:13:17 PM

  6. @DERRICKFROMPHILLY: Oh, I am cut to the quick by your witty and clever personal attacks! I think most of us learned back in second grade that when people resort to personal attacks, it's because they can't refute the arguments being presented. I'm still pretty sure that about 3/4 of the bitchy queens here would do this hot jock if given the chance, no matter what stupidity he spouts.

    Posted by: RATBASTARD | Feb 28, 2011 3:17:23 PM

  7. It's okay, he used "not a homophobe" and "bro". It's all cool now, right?

    Posted by: RP | Feb 28, 2011 5:18:19 PM

  8. I have nothing against them*!

    *Except I don't want them to be able to have equal rights, get married or derive protection and/or happiness from those things in life.

    How on earth do these people think they're not "discriminating" when they're doing just that, in a patently obvious way? Are they dense?

    Posted by: Ryan | Feb 28, 2011 6:11:13 PM


    Posted by: steve | Feb 28, 2011 6:42:04 PM

  10. He has a huge head and no brains.

    Posted by: Glenn Walker | Feb 28, 2011 6:58:55 PM

  11. Yet another example of USC attracting the biggest assholes.

    Posted by: So Left I'm Right | Feb 28, 2011 7:57:00 PM

  12. It's not the University of South Carolina, you twit. It's University of Southern CA. Otherwise known as "University of Spoiled Children".

    The only thing this guy has to look forward to is a downhill slide into oblivion. He;'s a moronic dope. He can throw a ball, WOW.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Feb 28, 2011 8:12:33 PM

  13. Wow.

    This site needs to address its racial issues in a serious way.

    Posted by: Real World | Feb 28, 2011 8:47:47 PM

  14. He's definitely got that I sucked a dick look on his face - probably the guy he's dancing with in the picture on the wall.

    Posted by: TyInTenn | Feb 28, 2011 8:54:21 PM

  15. Racism is only an opinion too. That's not a defense, football player. Smh.

    Posted by: Krypt0nian | Feb 28, 2011 9:16:17 PM

  16. first off, the President didn't decide not to defend all of DOMA just section 3, which was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in two cases.
    DOMA is still intact, but the President, who is a legal scholar and an expert at constitutional law stated that it cannot be defended and they cannot win.
    This guy is a dumbass, like the masses who don't understand that the law is still in tact, it just will not be defended in court. Defending a law and enforcing the law are two different things.

    Posted by: Paul | Feb 28, 2011 11:41:56 PM

  17. I would still hit it and he would LOVE it. ;)

    Posted by: Mike | Mar 1, 2011 12:39:41 AM

  18. Who is HE to rate attention? And why is such a fuss being made about what he says? Who cares!

    Posted by: RS | Mar 1, 2011 9:15:12 AM

  19. "Uhm probably not, it is the university of (play the incestual hillbillie music now)south carolina after all."

    Actually, USC is the University of Southern California, not South Carolina, so yes, he would have been run out of town on a rail!

    Posted by: Jon | Mar 1, 2011 10:05:08 AM

  20. Join Matt's Face book fan page and let him know what you think of homophobic ignorance. I did. Join me.!/group.php?gid=51078467461

    Posted by: Jarrod | Mar 1, 2011 5:10:34 PM

  21. And I was just about to invite him to my wedding. He's now off the list.

    Posted by: Ivan | Mar 1, 2011 6:31:05 PM

  22. first off, the only people I've ever come across who "act out" that strongly against gay people have always been later found to be closeted. They act out to over compensate the obvious, and some do go as far as beating up other gay people to not look or come across gay themselves.. he's the very type of this in every way.. seriously, I've had a friend go through this and the closeted loser who beat him up displayed an attitude like this also.. sad but true.

    Posted by: Silly | Mar 1, 2011 10:58:12 PM

  23. He's a kid....cut him a little slack. Yes, that statement is preposterous and archaic. But as a board member of the USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association I know that USC is an amazingly gay-friendly university as ranked by multiple publications over a decade now (# 1 and #'s 1-5 depending on the year and publication). Someone will have an influence on this boy. What he doesn't yet understand is that the Trojan Family is all about absolute diversity and the embracing of all of humanity. He'll learn that from someone at USC. I'm volunteering.

    Posted by: Christopher Eaton | Mar 2, 2011 2:15:53 AM

  24. Another bigoted, Catholic, Orange County Trojan.

    How novel!!

    Posted by: Ron | Mar 2, 2011 4:43:01 AM

  25. Man, he's probably too thick to even consider the possibility that things he knows might ever change - "what, peanut butter AND jelly? smh" - but he has the right to express his opinion. Maybe if he was trying to change people's minds, then we could all jump upon him and beat him pitifully with our opinions, but he just said three completely unconvincing letters. Anyone who would agree with him probably still would have done before this, so why are we getting all riled up and screechy about it?

    A much more fitting response would echo his erudite writing style and would remain cheerfully detached. Example : "Matt Barkley's penis? lol"

    Posted by: Sean | Apr 20, 2011 7:29:41 PM

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