Mar 4, 2015 11:36 AM

Report: Mets' Murphy says he disagrees with gay 'lifestyle'

The Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy says he disagrees with the "lifestyle" of people who are gay.

The Mets hosted Billy Bean, a former major leaguer who came out after retiring and is MLB's first ambassador for inclusion, to talk at spring training. Murphy spoke to NJ Advance Media afterward.

"I disagree with his lifestyle," he told ( "I do disagree with the fact that Billy is a homosexual."

He said he feels that way because he is "trying to surrender to Christ in my own life."

Murphy said Christians may not have been articulate enough in describing their stance on homosexuality.

He said: "We love the people. We disagree (with) the lifestyle."

A Mets spokesman said on Wednesday that Murphy would no longer be discussing the issue with reporters.


Information from:,


--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

More from

NH1 News Debates
NH1 News Replay

NH1 on Twitter

NH1 SkyView Cameras

NH1 on Facebook

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome