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Hening was brave enough to stand for her beliefs against coercion, and her settlement will likely inspire others to do the same. Praise God!

From RedState. A former Virginia Tech soccer player claims she was benched in 2020 for refusing to kneel for a pre-game unity ceremony supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. She sued in 2021, and now the school has officially settled with the player, Kiersten Hening, who will receive $100,000. Neither the school nor the coach, Charles “Chugger” Adair, however, admitted to any wrongdoing.

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The Roanoke Times reported the details:

Hening had claimed that she lost her starting position after [Coach] Adair became angry when she refused to kneel during a unity ceremony at the beginning of a 2020 game. The event was held, in part, to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement, after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers …

Coach Adair, however, remains defiant, claiming all his coaching decisions were made with the aim to win games:

Note that he makes no mention of the $100,000 settlement in his tweet. Hening’s attorney Adam Mortara also noticed this, and fired back: …


It’s impressive that this young woman stood up for herself—at great personal cost—and that she didn’t just kneel to avoid the pressure. Funnily enough, Hening actually supports social justice and BLM—but not BLM’s previously stated aim to destroy the traditional nuclear family. She does not, however, support kneeling during the national anthem.

The coach’s explanation is weak, and it seems pretty obvious she was punished for her beliefs. [It] looks pretty obvious that she was a key member of Virginia Tech’s soccer success, and that her benching was for her views, not her play. …

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(Excerpt from RedState. Photo Credit: Canva)

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Rose Rocha
January 13, 2023

Yes encouraged since God’s side always wins IJN.

Darlene Estlow
January 11, 2023

May God bless her and give other students the courage to stand for their convictions.

Bill Johnson
January 11, 2023

God bless this young lady for standing up for her rights and not just going along with the crowd!!


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