Hunter: I was portrayed as anti-gay


New Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter said in a tweet he was “misrepresented” in a Saturday Los Angeles Times online article that examined homosexuality in major professional sports.

Hunter, a Pine Bluff native, was paraphrased as saying an ‘out’ teammate could divide a team.

“For me, as a Christian … I will be uncomfortable because in all my teachings and all my learning, biblically, it’s not right,” Hunter then was quoted as saying in the article. “It will be difficult and uncomfortable.”

Hunter posted this response on his Twitter account through TwitLonger:

“I’m very disappointed in Kevin Baxter’s article in which my quotes and feelings have been misrepresented. He took two completely separate quotes and made them into one quote that does not express how I feel as a Christian or human being . I have love and respect for all human beings regardless of race, color or sexual orientation. I am not perfect and try hard to live the best life I can and treat all people with respect. If you know me you know that I am not anti anything and to be portrayed as anti-gay in this article is hurtful and just not true”

Hunter then posted: “Don’t believe everything u read. Misleading and way out of context.”

— I.C. Murrell