In 2003, 4 Winds Christian Athletics President Steve McConkey opposed the International Olympic Committee’s decision to allow transgenders in the Olympics, the only person to do this.
From there, the transgender movement spread to most state high school associations. McConkey has opposed the LGBT movement in sports, taking on the International and U.S. Olympic Committees, plus major sports leagues.
The Supreme Court is about to hear the case of Gavin Grimm, a 17-year old girl, who identifies as a boy. A senior, Grimm wants to use the boy’s bathroom at Gloucester County School Board in Virginia.
Parents complained after Grimm used the boy’s bathroom. In response, the school board required students to use restrooms corresponding to their biological gender, or use a private restroom. Now, the case is at the Supreme Court.
Starting in 1973, Title IX allowed women to advance in sports. Education programs receiving federal funding could not discriminate against women.
In 2014 under Obama’s watch, discrimination moved beyond male and female under Title IX, expanding to include gender identity. Now, a person can use the bathroom of their choice, plus compete on any team they choose too.
Christian universities now have exemptions to Title IX’s transgender policies. LGBT activists are waiting on the Supreme Court’s transgender ruling to prepare lawsuits against Christian universities.
“The coming transgender Supreme Court ruling will have a domino effect,” states 4 WINDS President Steve McConkey. “If the Supreme Court rules in favor of allowing transgenders in any locker room of their choice, Christian universities will eventually be forced to allow transgenders on all teams, forcing our children to shower with transgenders.”
We are asking people to pray and to spread the message.
Steve McConkey is the president of 4 WINDS (4 Winds Christian Athletics), a sports ministry that stands up for Christian athletes. Steve regularly appears on worldwide radio and is frequently quoted in articles throughout the world. He has a Master of Public Health from Western Kentucky University with honors and a BS-Public Health from Minnesota State University, Mankato with honors. Steve and his wife started in world-class track and field ministries in 1981 and expanded to all sports in 2014. Steve was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but moved to NW Wisconsin after the sixth grade. He became a Christian after reading the Bible as an undergraduate. 4 WINDS produces BigPlanetWatch.com.
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