Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter on Monday said comments attributed to him in a Los Angeles Times story about gay pro athletes were "misrepresented."

The story was written by Kevin Baxter. The quotes attributed to Hunter are presented as a response to how Hunter would feel about having a homosexual teammate.

Hunter is quoted as saying, in the Los Angeles Times story: "For me, as a Christian … I will be uncomfortable because in all my teachings and all my learning, biblically, it's not right. It will be difficult and uncomfortable."

Hunter responded on TwitLonger on Monday: "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 a 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."

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121231/SPORTS0104/212310404#ixzz2GjbvSLxy