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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Accused Of Snubbing Star Player For Christian Views
https://www.dailywire.com ^ | July 11, 2019 | Hank Berrien

Posted on 07/11/2019 8:08:32 PM PDT by NKP_Vet

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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It’s a shame that women’s professional sports has been taken over by radical lesbians. God bless this young lady for standing up for her faith and common sense.
1 posted on 07/11/2019 8:08:32 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Yawn, boring


2 posted on 07/11/2019 8:10:41 PM PDT by Trump.Deplorable
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I didn’t realize there were several lesbian players or that the coach was lesbian.


3 posted on 07/11/2019 8:13:04 PM PDT by lasereye
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Maybe so, but she probably wasn't left off the team because of "her Christian views." I suspect her career on the national women's team came to an end when she refused to play for the team in 2017 over that rainbow-colored jersey incident.

Good for her, but I'd say it's really silly to complain about being left off a national team that just won a world championship tournament. Is anyone going to suggest that the team would have done better WITH her on the roster?

5 posted on 07/11/2019 8:13:50 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave." -- Frederick Douglass)
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The problem is there’s no evidence her Christian views held her back.

She was invited to participate in two friendly matches with the national team but she declined because the US team was wearing rainbow jerseys.

Even so, she was later invited to prep with the national team for another tournament and she went. She was cut from for soccer reasons when they had to choose the final team.

This is fake outrage and you don’t hear her complaining, only those who make money from clicks.


6 posted on 07/11/2019 8:14:41 PM PDT by semimojo
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To: NKP_Vet

She’s a remarkable witness to Christ. Sacrificed her career for Him. She should sue...


7 posted on 07/11/2019 8:15:43 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: lasereye

The real question is how many transgenders there are.


8 posted on 07/11/2019 8:16:29 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: NKP_Vet
Yeah, well, wait until the tranny men start to show up. Some brute who claims to “:dentify as a woman” will knock Rapinoe out of the lineup and the dykes will all look like second stringers. Karma is a harsh mistress.
9 posted on 07/11/2019 8:19:31 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (Power is more often surrendered than seized.)
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You write such nonsense.


10 posted on 07/11/2019 8:22:07 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in-never, never,never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. Winston Churchill)
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To: NKP_Vet

I have a solution for all of this.


11 posted on 07/11/2019 8:25:10 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Anyone that knows anything about soccer in general and the US Women’s team in particular KNOWS that the team would have been far better with her. The Defense for the USWNT is and was suspect all tournament. The USWNT did not have a left defensive back. They had to convert An offensive player ( Crystal Dunn) to Play the position. She finally rose to the occasion against France and played the position very well. BUT, the truth is there is no contest between Dunn and Hinkle at Left D. Furthermore, it is a sad commentary on the Coaching that they deliberately put themselves in that position for ideology.


12 posted on 07/11/2019 8:25:33 PM PDT by 1malumprohibitum
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To: NKP_Vet

U.S. Womens’ Soccer BIGOTS.


13 posted on 07/11/2019 8:26:02 PM PDT by TheNext (Diversity: Darker Replaces Lighter)
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I hope they agree that the women should get the same pay as the men. Then, after the first payout , the women’s federation goes bankrupt.


14 posted on 07/11/2019 8:30:49 PM PDT by o-n-money
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It isn’t just soccer. It is impossible, without a threat, for a conservative to get a job on as Barbra Steisand movie. She only allow liberals on the set.

I, personally haven’t heard of a liberal speaker at a rally that was shut down with violent acts from cat calls to physical violence, to the threat of the same.

I have yet to see a conservative attack a liberal physically yet I continually hear of liberal representatives forcefully beating conservatives:

UC Berkeley, Mar 1, 2019, or maybe the attack on Andy Ngo, a conservative writer, July of this year. These aren’t ancient history, they happened this year and we are just barely half way through it. So it’s more than just a stupid wasteful sport that doesn’t mean anything. It’s in a lot of places. It just isn’t very appealing to the media as it compromises the liberal agenda.

The women are sueing soccer for equal pay. The won’t win it as they didn’t generate enough to get the equal pay of their male counterparts and they signed a contract to accept the terms on their percentage which is actually a bigger percentage than the men get. Bad part is they get 12% of the $175 million their league generated and the men get 9% of the $3 billion they brought in. Yet the mistreatment of a good Christian women is ignored. Seem a little disingenuous. It also seems dishonest. Take your pick.

rwood


15 posted on 07/11/2019 8:38:56 PM PDT by Redwood71
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As much as I am a President Trump supporter from in all things real, I cannot believe he and his staff “F”ed up and didn’t get the question “BACK” on the census.


16 posted on 07/11/2019 8:39:00 PM PDT by Go Gordon (I gave my dog Grady a last name - Trump - because he loves tweets.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Exactly what I was thinking.


17 posted on 07/11/2019 8:39:52 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (9/11/01 Never Forget. Never.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Look folks Lesbian Megan Rapinoe has destroyed herself and the entire Girls USA Soccer team. These insane, nutcase women have had their brief fifteen minutes of fame and...now, they disappear into forever obscurity never to heard from again. How stupid can these fools be? Goodness A faux NYC Ticker Tape Parade led by the worst Mayor in the history of NYC, Democrat, loser, Bill DeBlasio. These disturbed, ladies belong confined to meds and mental treatment for the forseeable future. No.....ladies, the USA does not adore you twisted misfits morons!!!


18 posted on 07/11/2019 8:40:28 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (Defeat both the Republican (e) & Democrat (e) political parties....Forever!!!)
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To: NKP_Vet

NOT TO WORRY IN FIVE YEARS THE WHOLE TEAM WILL BE TRANSGENDER !!


19 posted on 07/11/2019 8:48:16 PM PDT by bjglad12
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To: Seaplaner

Thanks for the compliment.


20 posted on 07/11/2019 8:54:51 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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