US Women’s Soccer and Our Culture of “Tolerance” | Michael Kruger

This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article authored by Michael J. Kruger, President and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC.


I love soccer.  And this Summer has been a great time to enjoy the “beautiful game.”  With the US Women’s team winning the World Cup (and the men’s team placing second in the CONCACAF Gold Cup) there has been a lot to watch.

But, in the Western world, sports are no longer just sports.  Inevitably, cultural and religious issues get mixed in and soon take center stage.

To read the rest of this timely and excellent post, please click on the direct link below:


  1. I did not know about Jaelene Hinkle. Confirms what I already thought. I too love soccer! But quite frankly, I wanted the U.S. women’s team to lose and be out of the World Cup this year. Just the statements of many of the team members that were endorsed by many and not called into account, to the intolerance of many on the team, to the shameful display of sportsmanship when they played Taiwan, to the disrespect by “sipping tea” when they played England, to lack of respect of national and cultural institutions, to the openly profane language used by the “captain” and a host of other reasons, I, a citizen of the U.S., one who considers himself a patriot, rooted AGAINST the U. S. women’s soccer team this year. I am sorry to the world for the way they acted, spoke and played. It is NOT what the majority of the U.S. is.

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    • Hi Jeff, yes, I saw some of that myself. I thought that Professor Kruger nailed it with regard to the double standard of “tolerance”. ALWAYS appreciate your comments! Blessings.

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  2. Very informative. Thank you. Not being a fan of soccer, I was unaware of the controversy surrounding the Women’s World Cup. Jeff’s comment brought to light the US team’s unsportsmanlike conduct, and Michael’s post certainly shows how sports has become another platform to popularize anti Christian values.

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