Following the victory of the US Women’s Soccer Team in the 2019 World Cup, many in the Christian community are alleging that former star fullback, a top professional player Jaelene Hinkle, was released from the team over her religious beliefs, while the team put on display of vulgarity during a parade in their honor in New York City.
Both the Christian community and conservative pundits are alleging that it was religious beliefs and not skills that were behind the removal of Jaelene Hinkle from the US women’s soccer team.
Hinkle, 26, has played professionally in the National Women’s Soccer League since 2015. In fact, the Washington Times called her “the top left defender in the US game.”
The Irish Times called Hinkle “the finest left-back in the NWSL.” According to Fox News, 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.”
Hinkle had once refused to wear a rainbow-colored jersey during Gay Pride Month, sitting out a 2017 match, stating that promoting gay pride went against her religious beliefs.
Five members of the squad are publicly out as gay, as well as, the team’s coach Jill Ellis. Even team captain and outspoken lesbian activist Megan Rapinoe said the team “can’t win a championship without gays.”
Two years prior to her refusal to wear the rainbow-colored gay pride jerseys, Hinkle spoke out against gay marriage on social media when it was legalized nationally by the US Supreme Court.
Hinkle wrote, “I believe with every fiber in my body that what was written 2,000 years ago in the Bible is undoubtedly true” and added that “this world may change, but Christ and His Word NEVER will.”
Speaking specifically about the rainbow, Hinkle pointed out that “the rainbow was a convent made between God and all His creation” and “a constant reminder that no matter how corrupt this world becomes, he will never leave us or forsake us.”
(For rainbow Bible verse see: Genesis 9:12-15; and for lesbian Bible verse see: Romans 1:26.)
Team Captain Megan Rapinoe, who is the biggest star of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, captured national headlines by saying prior to the squad’s World Cup win that she was “not going to the f–king White House” to celebrate with President Donald Trump.
Following the World Cup victory of the US Women’s Soccer Team, YouTube video shows the team in an alcohol-fueled celebration, with numerous squad members dropping F-bombs with abandon.
But even more controversial, the team was given commemorative keys to New York City and treated to a ticker-tape parade in the Big Apple. Video footage during the event captured goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris yelling out:
“Hide your kids, hide your wife, and lock your f–kin’ doors because we got the key to the motherf–kin’ city, and I’m comin’ for all y’all bitches.”
The Bible encourages us to be imitators of God, handling our self with moral character.
“But among you, as is proper among the saints, there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk, or crude joking, which are out of character, but rather thanksgiving.” – Ephesians 5:3-4