A U.S. soccer player who is outspoken about her Christian faith has withdrawn her name from the team roster after U.S. soccer announced that their teams will wear jersey’s designed to support gay pride month in June. Jaelene Hinkle did not specify why she pulled out, citing “personal reasons” for her decision. The team was scheduled to play two international ‘friendlies’ against Norway and Sweden this month.
While it’s not certain that Hinkle made her decision because of the jerseys, she has been vocal on social media to share her faith and respond to social issues. In 2015, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, Hinkle made a graphic converting an LGBT symbol of equality into a cross while adding her commentary: READ MORE