wearing that jersey went against her Christian faith

LGBT Community Livid After Famous Athlete’s Controversial Actions; It’s All The Internet Is Talking About


Jaelene Hinkle had the opportunity of a lifetime, but her gut told her it wasn’t the right thing to do.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou 😆 #OnAMission

The 25-year-old defender currently plays for the North Carolina Courages but turned down an offer to play for the U.S. Women’s National Team last year. The reason Hinkle declined the offer was that she refused to wear the team’s LGBTQ Pride Month jersey.

Hinkle said wearing that jersey went against her Christian faith, and she wanted to stand by with what is true. She sat down with “The 700 Club” in an interview to discuss her story.

At the time when she withdrew the chance to play for the U.S. Women National Team, she said it was because of “personal reasons.” But speculations began to rise.

In the recent interview, she confirms that her faith was the reason she declined the offer. While staying true to her faith, it still wasn’t an easy decision.

“I just felt so convicted in my spirit that it wasn’t my job to wear this jersey,” Hinkle said in the interview. “And I gave myself three days to just seek and pray and determine what He was asking of me to do in the situation. I’m essentially giving up the one dream little girls dream about their entire life, and I’m saying no to. It was very disappointing.”

After Hinkle’s decision went public, she was booed at a Wednesday night game against the Portland Thorns. A fan decided to mock Hinkle’s decision as he brought a rainbow-colored sign that read, “personal reasons.”

21 thoughts on “wearing that jersey went against her Christian faith

      • I beg to differ, in that, Jesus stood against sin but embraced the people who were steeped in sin…I.e., a physician was for the sick, not the well. Also, you apparently know nothing of the historicity of the Bible and it’s truthfulness! And if you have no faith in the word, how is it you believe in Jesus?

      • My brother, none of my sitings so far have been actually inaccurate — however I have corrected inaccuracy in your own.

        By your words you are doing the opposite of embracing.

        I see that you have one additional comment awaiting consideration. I do not intend to grant it such, nor will I be reading any future comments by yourself, so you may save yourself the trouble of sending them.

        Blessings of increased love, tolerance, compassion and affirmative and uplifting intent on your path.

      • Man believes what he chooses to believe. I will continue to love my fellow man and challenge him when I believe they are wrong. I will also give accolades to they who stand up for God & the faith, within the context of the Bible. The inaccuracy you speak of is from your perspective. And quite funny how people demand tolerance yet cannot reciprocate, hmmmmmm…. Very odd how that works these days.🙄 I will not embrace sin as an alternative life style. Whether you read or not read, respond or not respond is quite irrelevant. I bid you Godspeed and pray for you.

      • What if I were to quote to you from a version of the Bible that is a direct translation from the original languages to English? Would that work for you?

      • Right, and the version one chooses varies according to individual taste, and doctrinal belief. I have a friend who is staunch King James only. He won’t accept any biblical reference that doesn’t come from the King James version. Meanwhile, I use the King James for personal study, but the Complete Jewish Bible for research, and the New King James to teach my kids. There are only three versions of the Bible I won’t touch: the NIV, the NWT, and the Inspired King James Version.

      • The problem with the King James only position is that it assumes Christian scholarship hit it’s peak in 1611, and all else is just window dressing. It disregards the fact that we have tens of thousands more sources today, than did the people who compiled the KJV. It’s ludicrous, but it isn’t a salvation issue, so I don’t worry myself too much over it.

        Have you, by any chance, heard of the Complete Jewish Bible? It’s the version favored by many Messianic Jewish congregations, and is a direct-to-English translation from the original languages. I rather like its flow.

      • Quite honestly, there are several problems with the KJV Onlyism argumentation. It does disregard several aspects of historical nature. But as you said, “…it isn’t a salvation issue…” they are matters of rhetorical & argumentative nature.

        I have not heard of the Complete Jewish Bible, but sounds interesting.

      • It’s a good read, though it uses a lot of the Hebrew terms not found in other English translations. For example, instead of Jerusalem, they use “Yerushalayim”, Jesus is Yeshua, the Disciples are talmidim, etc.

      • No, He did not. But after finishing with the crowd, Jesus told Mary that he did not condemn her, but to go and sin no more! We are made aware of our sin through these things and change our ways to the ways of God. Please don’t offer me a cow patty with confectionery sugar sprinkled on it and tell me it is a danish! Sin is sin, we all sin and we are all suppose to change our ways to the ways God has set forth.

  1. Well, anything that comes in between faith should not stand because no one is greater and equal to God. But talking about the jersey I really want to know how the jersey was going against her religion?

    • By wearing the LGBTQ Pride Month jersey you are deemed to be supportive of that/those life choices. Since those life choices are deemed to be abhorrent and sinful in God’s sight; therefore, it goes against the Christian faith & religion.

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