The gay athlete, Torii Hunter, and quotes out of context

It’s not much of a secret why the “It Gets Better” video campaign only caught on with a few Major League Baseball teams. Openly gay professional athletes are still rare and comments by former and once-beloved Minnesota Twin Torii Hunter might go a long way toward keeping it that way.

Hunter’s actual quote is in some dispute, but the Los Angeles Times quotes Hunter this way on the subject of the homosexual athlete.

“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.”

Hunter, however, says he was misquoted: