Thursday, January 03, 2013
Baseball star: I would be ‘uncomfortable’ with having a gay teammate
Torii Hunter, who plays as a slugger for the Detroit Tigers, says he would find it “difficult and uncomfortable” to accept openly gay baseball players. The 37-year-old claims it’s because of his Christian beliefs.
In an interview to the LA Times, which published an article about the lack of openly gay baseball players, Hunter said: “For me, as a Christian … I will be uncomfortable because in all my teachings and all my learning, biblically, it’s not right,” he added: “It will be difficult and uncomfortable.”
Grant Hill, who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, was also quoted in the article saying: “It’s still taboo in the locker room” for a player to be openly gay.
The criticism of him has been fairly muted, probably because he is black