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Courageous Texas Passes Non-Transgender Rule for High School Sports
Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956

MADISON, Wis., March 2, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- By a vote of 586-32, Texas district superintendents voted to require student-athletes to provide a birth certificate to determine gender identification. The University Interscholastic League (UIL) will implement the new rule starting on August 1.

Steve McConkey of 4 Winds Christian Athletics, a ministry located in Madison next to the University of Wisconsin football stadium, took on the International Olympic Committee in 2003 for allowing transgenders in the Olympics. He was the only person publicly doing this at the time. Also, Steve recently opposed the homosexual agenda that the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, and the NCAA has promoted. Steve applauds Texas for standing up.

"Common sense is thrown out the window in our politically correct culture," states Steve McConkey. "A 6-10 male basketball player who decides to play as a female has skeletal and muscular advantages that would take years to reverse by hormones. The PC advocates avoid this subject or give faulty research trying to prove their point."

TransAthlete.com lists seven states that require high school athletes to provide birth certificates, gender reassignment surgery documentations, or proof of hormone therapies (Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, New Mexico and South Carolina). Fifteen other states allow athletes to compete based on gender identity (including California, Wyoming, and Washington, D.C.). The site says fourteen additional states need modification of their policies and fourteen states have no policy.

4 WINDS encourages Christian athletes to be involved in good churches that preach the truth and to be involved in high school groups that do the same.

Steve McConkey is the president of 4 Winds Christian Athletics (4 WINDS), a sports ministry that stands up for Christian athletes and encourages athletes to defend Christianity. 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. Ministry headquarters have been in Eugene, Dallas-Fort Worth, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and now Madison, Wisconsin. 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 and TrackandFieldReport.com.