The US women’s soccer team is ‘celebrating’ Gay Pride Month by wearing gay pride jerseys in their upcoming games against Sweden and Norway. But not everyone on the team is happy about it. Jaelene Hinkle, a Christian player, on the team is skipping the games for personal reasons.
Hinkle is an outspoken Christian who has voiced her opinions in the past on the subject of same-sex marriage, so it does not come as a surprise to many on her team.
She posted this statement 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.”
She also posted this passage specifically for those Christians who are struggling with the issue of same-sex attraction.
“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.”
Hinkle is exercising her right to refuse playing on the team but that won’t stop her participating in future games. She does not have any concern playing alongside gay team mates, as her head coach, Jill Ellis, is openly gay. She is just choosing to sit this one out for a while!
Right Wing News reports:
June is Gay Pride Month, and the United States women’s soccer team is celebrating by wearing gay pride jerseys in their upcoming matches against Sweden and Norway. But not everyone on the team is willing to play along. One Christian player is refusing, even though it means she won’t get to play.
Jaelene Hinkle has decided to skip the upcoming games for “personal reasons”. But Hinkle is known to be an outspoken Christian who is not shy about voicing her beliefs on the LGBT agenda and same-sex marriage. When the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, for example, Hinkle took to Instagram to voice her opposition.