In a Los Angeles Times article, Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter would not like being in the same locker room as a gay player because it would make him “uncomfortable” . In my ultimate wisdom, i would say that is because he is on the down low and afraid of being exposed or he has some un -resolved deep rooted personal issues. But of course his reasoning is the joke a minute “I’m a Christian”.
Hunter, who is described in the Los Angeles Times story as “among baseball’s most thoughtful and intelligent players,” said a gay player would divide a Major League Baseball team.
“For me, as a Christian … I will be uncomfortable because in all my teachings and all my learning, biblically, it’s not right,” he told the newspaper. “It will be difficult and uncomfortable.”
Now, i wonder how Torii with would feel about a white or Latin or Asian player claiming that playing with a black teammate would make them feel uncomfortable? I wonder how he would have fared back in the 20′s, 30′s,40′s,50′s, 60′s, etc? Trust i am sure he would call for an Oprah town hall meeting at the travesty of a statement like that.
As i have said many times before, i find it the most IGNORANT, bigoted and uneducated thing for anyone in a minority group ESPECIALLY the black community to discriminate against anyone. And to hide behind the “Christian” label because that, in his mind makes being an UNEDUCATED, IGNORANT, BIGOT justifiable.
What a douche. GROW UP.