Torii Hunter Makes Headlines with 'Gay' Remarks

12/31/12 in MLB   |   AJ_88   |   166 respect

Torii Hunter made headlines recently for his comments about how he would feel with an openly gay teammate in the MLB. Now, lately, most professional sports have come under fire about the topic, asking players what it would be like if players were encouraged to be open about their sexual orientation. Most have replied with the politically correct statement, however, there have been a few who truly speak their minds. 

Sep 28, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels right fielder Torii Hunter (48) bats during the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark. The Angels beat the Rangers 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY SportsTim Hardaway, former Miami Heat star, made a mistake publicly by damning the gay community in the press after former player John Amechei came out of the closet. Now Torii Hunter is making headlines with his most recent comments to the LA Times, based on his religious upbringing and background. 

"For me, as a Christian … I will be uncomfortable because in all my teachings and all my learning, biblically, it's not right," he says. "It will be difficult and uncomfortable."

But when it comes down to it, why would it matter if someone were a homosexual? Does it affect the outcome of the game? Would it truly inhibit the teams ability to get things done on the field? Probably not. 

Even if you are religious or just do not support gay marriage, its probably best to keep your mouth shut about the topic when everything you say will be inspected under a microscope. Hunter is no different. He knows his words carry weight and will most likely come back to haunt him - so it boggles the mind he would come out so strongly on the topic. 

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