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John Barrowman’s Marriage Made Him Target For “Vile” Online Abuse, Which Included Quotes From The Bible

John-Barrowman-Gets-MarriedNot everyone was as happy as you (and we) were when actor/heartthrob John Barrowman announced he’d wed his longtime partner Scott Gill earlier July 2, just after the Supreme Court made it legal for the two California residents to marry.

The actor, known for his roles on series Dr. Who, Torchwood and the current hit Arrow, has revealed he received a lot of really nasty hate mail in lieu of flowers and congratulatory notes.

“I don’t get it. Some of the comments were outrageously vile,” Barrowman said. “Quoting lines from the Bible. I won’t tolerate it. People like that are banned on my Twitter account. I tell them to fuck off.”

Barrowman doesn’t understand how his marriage has made him a target for such hatred.

“People have a right to their beliefs but it doesn’t mean they have to be nasty and deny other people their human rights,” he added. “The world is not going to change and fall apart because a gay couple got married. It’s a way for us to celebrate our love. That’s it.”

 

By:           Jeremy Kinser
On:           Jul 28, 2013
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  • 20 Comments
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      Wish you guys a lifetime of happiness and love. Screw the

      Jul 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38
      Scribe38

      hate

      Jul 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gppm1103
      gppm1103

      Just tweeted you congrats…screw the haters…they are losing.

      Jul 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sara Hoyt
      Sara Hoyt

      I say congrats to these lucky men! I was living in California back during all the prop 8 nonsense, not quite old enough to legally vote (just under year off!), and I am pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision.

      Jul 28, 2013 at 2:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jhwpbm5187
      jhwpbm5187

      LOVE, LOVE & LOVE TO YOU BOTH… I don’t curse or I’d tell those goddamned motherfuckin’ asswipes to eat shit. But, I’m a good Christian. So, I won’t. Happy Trails & Best Wishes!

      Jul 28, 2013 at 2:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will L
      Will L

      There is so much hate going on the world disguised as “Christian love.” And they think religions in the Middle East are bad?!?

      These two make such a cute couple together. They deserve happiness.

      Jul 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Get use to it John! Everybody complains about anyone famous these days….

      Jul 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      @Will L: Christians have always been or enemies, and they always will be

      Jul 28, 2013 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tookietookie
      tookietookie

      I know who this is because of previous stories on Queerty about him.

      Jul 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      John seems somewhat surprised and taken aback by the negative tweets he received. And he says that he doesn’t understand how his marriage made him the target of such hatred. Doesn’t John still understand that there is a practice called religion still around and that America is still a predominantly Christian country?? Congratulations to him and his husband and may they have a long healthy and happy life together. But,,, not everyone is going to feel that way. Especially religious folks. And while marriage law’s are falling in favor of GLBTQ people, what happened to John shows resistance and bigotry is still out there. And most of use knew that.

      Jul 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RJ
      RJ

      sad misuse of the Holy Bible

      Jul 28, 2013 at 9:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sangsue
      sangsue

      What surprises me is WHY HIM? He’s mostly known for his pansexual character Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who, whoever would be hateful to him that way had to have known him from that unless his character in Arrow is a well known one.

      Jul 28, 2013 at 10:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James
      James

      You go girl!

      Nobody messes with Jack Harkness!

      Jul 28, 2013 at 11:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wolfwalk
      Wolfwalk

      It’s sad that there are so many who hate others for such silly reasons. Whether it’s your race, your sex, your sexual preference, your religion, your nationality or your politics. . .nothing, but nothing warrants the kind of hatred that we see everyday–especially in the anonymity of the Internet. Disagree for sure. Debate always. Hate never. Peace and a long, good life to you and Scott, John!

      Jul 28, 2013 at 11:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      Congratulations to them, and many years of happiness!

      It’s sick, unhappy homophobes, many of them closeted queer people, who cannot bear to see others enjoying what they themselves cannot bear to experience, which is freedom, happiness, love, self-love, and respect. Using the cudgel of religion is easy, but it’s also disgusting.

      Don’t let the haters get you down, John Barrowman and Scott Gill!

      Jul 29, 2013 at 1:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Patrick Sean
      Patrick Sean

      @Will L: Never as much hate as the LGBT Community has toward one another though. We can never seem to build up because we’re always tearing one another down.

      Jul 29, 2013 at 2:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larkin
      Larkin

      Capt’n Jack is a class act, but his accomplishments are not just Dr. Who which I realize people in the states know him most for. He was talented and well-respected theatre actor with a long line of success before Dr. Who/Torchwood ever happened.

      Jul 29, 2013 at 3:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro
      Polaro

      @Patrick Sean: Although, oddly, not one negative, bitchy comment on this thread yet. Maybe we are growing up.

      Jul 29, 2013 at 11:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt G
      Matt G

      it’s bad enough when people hold these thoughts, to act upon them by voting against queer interests is bad enough, but to be hateful enough to take the time and effort to write out something and mail it is really mind blowing for me, like 1) they really care since they don’t know you at all and 2) I’m sure that person didn’t write that because they had written out all possible notes of thanks and appreciation to people that deserve it in their lives. You’ll find the people that are the most vehemently homophobic are in general not happy, positive people. They think that’s exactly the type of social behavior that should be protected from social change….oy

      Jul 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BryanUK
      BryanUK

      John and Scott deserve our love and support. I hope you have a long and happy marriage and I send you my best wishes

      Jul 29, 2013 at 7:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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