Christian Soccer Player Refuses To Wear Gay Pride Jersey, Then Took It A Step Further
Jaelene Hinkle, who is a proud Christian soccer player withdrew from the U.S. national soccer team after she was told that she would be required to wear a rainbow-colored jersey celebrating "gay pride".
She decided not that she would not do so, declaring "personal reasons".
According to Believer's Portal,
The star proudly declared Colossians 3:23 on her Twitter which says: “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.” “If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection,” the tagline also notes on her profile.
Hinkle has been called into national team camp twice over the past two years. In 2017, she declined the invite for “personal reasons.” She later revealed what many suspected at the time: Hinkle, a devout Christian, “felt so convicted in my spirit that it wasn’t my job to wear” the national team’s rainbow-numbered jerseys celebrating Pride Month.
“I’m essentially giving up the one dream little girls dream about their entire life, and I’m saying no to [it],” she told The 700 Club in June 2018. “It was very disappointing.” The 700 Club interview noted that teammates supported her decision.
Watch the interview below:
The soccer star has made eight appearances on the national team over the course of three years. She realizes that after doing this she may never get the opportunity to be on the team again.
“I knew in my spirit I was doing the right thing. I knew that I was being obedient. If I never get a national team call-up again, that just is part of [God’s] plan,” said Hinkle.
“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 proclaimed.
Whatever the outcome, she did the right thing by standing up for what is right and standing firmly on the foundation of God's word.
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