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33 States Allow Transgender Athletes on High School Teams
Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956
MADISON, Wis., Dec. 8, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Last week, Minnesota became the thirty-third state to allow transgenders on high school teams. 4 Winds Christian Athletics (4 WINDS) has opposed homosexuality in sports since 2003.
In 2003, 4 WINDS President Steve McConkey called the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and each member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the United States asking them not to support transgenders in the Olympics. The IOC passed the ruling despite his efforts.
Steve knew this would open a floodgate of immorality. In thirty-three states, male athletes now can compete on female teams, and vice versa. Without regard to the ramifications of such rulings, high school organizations in the United States have openly endorsed this.
The homosexual population is less than 2% according to a recent report from the Center for Disease Control. However, homosexuality is going mainstream from television programs to local high school arenas, despite studies showing there are no genetic components for homosexuality.
4 WINDS, a worldwide sports ministry located in Madison, Wisconsin, believes this decision is not healthy for families throughout the United States.
"In Minnesota, 18 of the 20 Minnesota State High School League officials voted to allow transgenders on high school teams," says McConkey. "This will force Christians into situations that lack common sense. A physically superior male athlete in basketball, for example, will potentially take playing time away from a female. Also, what about the moral implications of forcing athletes to accept behavior they believe is sinful."
In 2013, Steve took issue with the United States Olympic Committee ruling opening the door to homosexuality. He believes there will be reverse discrimination. An athlete that believes homosexuality is a sin could lose awards or opportunities because of their beliefs.
Steve McConkey is the President of 4 WINDS. Steve and his wife started working in world-class track and field ministries in 1981. In 2014, 4 WINDS expanded to all sports. Steve regularly appears on worldwide radio and is frequently quoted in articles throughout the world. He operates BigPlanetWatch.com and TrackandFieldReport.com. Steve has a Master of Public Health from Western Kentucky University and a BS-Public Health from Minnesota State University. He became a Christian in 1976 after reading the New Testament. Steve was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but moved to NW Wisconsin after the sixth grade.