Torii Hunter, right fielder for the Detroit Tigers, talks up Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson's opposition to gay marriage in an ad for the Republican's re-election campaign.

The 39-year-old Hunter claimed that he was misquoted two years ago by the Los Angeles Times when he said: “For me, as a Christian … I will be uncomfortable [with a gay teammate] because in all my teachings and all my learning, biblically, it's not right. It will be difficult and uncomfortable.”

“If you know me you know that I m not anti anything and to be portrayed as anti-gay in this article is hurtful and just not true,” he said in 2012.

In the 60-second radio spot for Hutchinson, Hunter reminds listeners that Dr. Martin Luther King said that men should be judged by the content of their character.

“Today we often pre-judge political candidates by their party label. I'm asking you to consider Asa for his actions,” he says.

He adds that Hutchinson is “committed to the principles” African-Americans hold dear, “like a strong faith in God, equal justice for all, and keeping marriage between one man and one woman.” (The audio is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.) points to a 2013 poll which found that the percentage of African-American Arkansans that support marriage equality is greater than the percentage of Arkansans in general, 47% compared to 38%.