U.S. soccer player ridicules former teammate for Christian beliefs

Not much good can be said about the attitudes of the United States’ women’s soccer team. They’re disrespectful to the teams they play against, don’t want to stand for the National Anthem and of course we all know how they feel about President Trump.

And apparently, it’s not “cool” to be a Christian on the team either, as former backup goaltender Jaelene Hinkle found out.

Ashlyn Harris, one of the star players on the team, ripped into her on Twitter, calling her religious beliefs “homophobic” and “intolerant.”

Hinkle did an interview with The 700 Club on CBN (a Christian network), which was posted by pro-life advocate Obianuju Ekeocha. She talks about how the team wore special Pride Month jerseys during the 2017 season and declined to play because she felt it violated her religious beliefs.

“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.”

That triggered Harris’ response, who tweeted “Hinkle, our team is about inclusion. Your religion was never the problem. The problem is your intolerance and you are homophobic. You don’t belong in a sport that aims to unite and bring people together. You would never fit into our pack or what this team stands for.”

“Don’t you dare say our team is ‘not a welcoming place for Christians’. You weren’t around long enough to know what this team stood for. This is actually an insult to the Christians on our team. Same on you,” she continued.

Hinkle got cut from the final roster for the 2018 Tournament of Nations and some speculate it was because of her religious beliefs. Harris claims it was because Hinkle is homophobic.


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