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Monday, June 26, 2017

Jaelene Hinkle

            The name Jaelene Hinkle may not be familiar to many people. She is a soccer player that most likely will not be known for her skills on the pitch. However, she may become famous because her faith means more to her than her fame.

            Hinkle withdrew from the U.S. Soccer team after she learned that the members of both the men’s and women’s teams would be wearing rainbow-colored jerseys next month. The organization decided that the teams would wear the shirts to honor LGBT pride. Her stated reason for leaving the team was “personal reasons.”

            There is no proof that Hinkle’s departure is related to the organization’s decision to celebrate gay pride. However, she made this statement on Instagram the same day.

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.

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…. The rainbow was a [covenant] made between God and all his creation that never again would the world be flooded as it was when He destroyed the world during Noah’s time.

            This writer applauds Hinkle for staying true to her faith and for showing love while doing so. She stated her beliefs and concerns for other people. She definitely followed the example of the Apostle Paul when he said, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.” May all Christians be as true!

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