Jaelene Hinkle, is the 26-year-old American footballer who gave up the opportunity to be in the USWNT.
I was very curious to know what happened so I went in search of her interview with CBN.
Apparently, the US women’s Football team is not a very welcoming place for Christians. pic.twitter.com/iWXrG4Dkcw
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) July 14, 2019
Harris accused Hinkle of being “homophobic” and intolerant, noting that her former team comprised Christians as well as LGBQT members.
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. https://t.co/XmzKIB88UV
— Ashlyn Harris (@Ashlyn_Harris) July 15, 2019
Hinkle made eight U.S. appearances between 2015 and 2017 before she cut from the final roster for the 2018 Tournament of Nations, leaving some to wonder whether her Christian views played a role.
She now plays for the North Carolina Courage of the National Women’s Soccer League.
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