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The absence of one of the best women’s soccer players in the nation from the national squad that just won the World Cup has prompted questions as to whether she didn’t make the team because of her openly professed Christian faith.

Jaelene Hinkle, 26, “has been called the top left defender in the U.S. game,” according to The Washington Times. Fox News noted Hinkle “helped her team win the NWSL championship and previously helped it win a title in 2016 when it was known as the Western New York Flash.”

But none of that apparently mattered to the women’s team. The Irish Times, which called Hinkle “the finest left-back in the NWSL,” wrote in June, “Hinkle likely would have been a fish out of water on the uber-woke women’s national team, some of whose biggest stars are openly lesbian, raising questions about whether she would have thrown off the squad’s chemistry.”

That’s because Hinkle has been quite open about her Christian faith. In 2015, Hinkle objected publicly to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized same-sex marriage, writing on Instagram:

Jesus didn’t come to save those who already believed in Him. He came so that the lost, rejected, and abandoned men and women would find Him and believe. I believe with every fiber in my body that what was written 2,000 years ago in the Bible is undoubtedly true. It’s not a fictional book. It’s not a pick and choose what you want to believe. You either believe it, or you don’t. This world may change, but Christ and His Word NEVER will.

My heart is that as Christians we don’t begin to throw a tantrum over what has been brought into law today, but we become that much more loving. That through our love, the lost, rejected, and abandoned find Christ.The rainbow was a convent made between God and all his creation that never again would the world be flooded as it was when He destroyed the world during Noah’s time. It’s a constant reminder that no matter how corrupt this world becomes, He will never leave us or forsake us. Thank you Lord for your amazing grace, even during times of trial and confusion.
Love won over 2,000 years ago when the greatest sacrifice of all time was made for ALL mankind.

In 2017, when the women’s team wore special team jerseys celebrating Gay Pride Month for two international matches, Hinkle declined to play. She said on the “700 Club,” “I just felt so convicted in my spirit that it wasn’t my job to wear this jersey. I gave myself three days to just seek and pray and determine what [God] was asking me to do in this situation.”

Soon after the interview, when her North Carolina Courage team played against the Portland Thorns in Portland, Oregon, fans waving rainbow flags booed Hinkle. The Washington Times noted, “Hinkle has not played for the national team since. After she was left off the World Cup roster, coach Jill Ellis told reporters that the decision was ‘solely based on soccer,’ an explanation greeted with widespread skepticism.” The Times added, “Ellis, who is married to a woman, did call up Hinkle last year for the Tournament of Nations but then cut her and one other player a few days later, fueling speculation that she was invited only to stave off a religious freedom lawsuit.”

Questions have been about Hinkle’s absence: John Stonestreet, president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview in Colorado Springs, Colorado, told The Washington Times:

You do have a very activist team. It’s very much a part of the program. And if we were talking about just any player, it wouldn’t be really clear, but just because of her abilities — Jaelene Hinkle is a heck of a player — it makes it that much more suspect … We know that increasingly there is going to have to be conformity on your viewpoint to be able to participate. I think that’s inevitable. We use the phrase “the theology of being fired” — in this case, it’s the theology of being cut.

In the interview with the “The 700 Club,” Hinkle stated, ““I’m essentially giving up the one dream little girls dream about their entire life. It was very disappointing. And I think that’s where the peace trumps the disappointment, because I knew in my spirit I was doing the right thing. I knew I was being obedient. Just because you’re obedient doesn’t make it easy … If I never get another national team call-up again then that’s just a part of [God’s] plan, and that’s OK.”

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. N

    July 11, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these deep state treasonous Godless NAZI commie liberal demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬

  2. carol

    July 11, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Hinkle, follow your heart and God, you will go a long way and be happy in this world.

  3. Cindy

    July 11, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    God Bless you, Jaelene Hinkle. I’m so sorry that you were persecuted for your faith. Continue to stand strong for the cause of Christ, and know that in my mind that you are a star soccer player. I pray for your continued success.

    • jerry N williams

      July 11, 2019 at 11:37 pm

      Cindy ( AMEN ! )

      • Wilson

        July 12, 2019 at 2:05 am

        There are other teams that would be glad to take a woman with some dignity, honor, and respect for others, it is team usa’s lose. Sorry but they have not earned the respect of having their title capitalized.

    • Beverly Thorpe

      July 12, 2019 at 7:25 am

      You are going to be just fine, Miss Hinkle! God has a plan for you and He will not abandon America, He is working for the good for All Americans as we go through the persecution and He will bring us and the country back to those simple 10 Commandments and as Jesus said, “love thy neighbor as you would have them love you” Some people have strayed, but lies and corruption won’t win.

    • Grace Joy

      July 12, 2019 at 7:42 am

      Amen!

  4. LST

    July 12, 2019 at 12:01 am

    All because she wouldn’t partake in the rest of the team’s carpet munching. Nasty dykes, I’m so sorry they won. How disgraceful they happen to “represent” the United States, a team to be ashamed of.

  5. Michael

    July 12, 2019 at 1:32 am

    This is sickening. God bless this girl for staying true to her faith and beliefs. And fuck this piece of shit group of dyke bitches. They don’t represent my country, and I wish they would have lost. Nothing but classless douche-bags!

  6. John J Slavick

    July 12, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Didn’t know that being a lesbian and unpatriotic was a prerequisite for being on the team!

    • Gordon

      July 12, 2019 at 8:55 am

      Now you know !

  7. Guido

    July 12, 2019 at 8:27 am

    The more I learn about this team, the more ashamed I am of them. The left not only wants acceptance of their lifestyles, they want to shove it down your throat. Some of them hate the country that gives them the freedom to live as they do.

  8. Alison

    July 12, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Crickets from the liberal media. One more reason to ignore the disgraceful soccer team.

  9. Don T.

    July 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    It is truly saddening that a genuinely nice person, great soccer player, and outstanding role model like Alex Morgan gets swept up with these disgusting people. I’m sure there are some other fine human beings on the team, and it’s just sad when the garbage push their way to the front. We really need to use better judgment in who we let represent our nation.

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