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MADISON, Wis., Feb. 2, 2015 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Many sources have confirmed that Bruce Jenner will transition into a woman on a docu-series this year. Supposedly, the 65-year old former Olympic gold medalist decathlete is happy about his decision. Jenner has been married three times and has six kids, plus four stepchildren.
4 WINDS sports minister Steve McConkey believes this is another indication of where sports is headed after the International Olympic Committee allowed transgenders in the Olympics in 2003. The IOC decision has directly or indirectly emboldened former and current athletes to proudly defy biblical standards.
Thirty-three state high school organizations have already approved transgenders on sports teams. A boy now can compete as a girl and a girl as a boy. Jenner's decision will only increase the confusion as kids look up to athletes as examples. Steve believes Christians will face discrimination if they believe homosexuality is a sin.
Jenner won his decathlon gold medal at the 1976 Olympics with a world-record 8,616 points. He received the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States. Jenner was also the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 1976.
"An athlete of Bruce Jenner's stature becoming a transgender will send a very bad message to the kids of America," says Steve McConkey. "Kids will have another sports hero who is confused and the saga will be broadcast throughout the world. Pray for Bruce Jenner and against television networks for promoting sin."
In 2003, McConkey fought the International Olympic Committee for allowing transgenders in the Olympics. Then in 2013, he stood against the United States Olympic Committee after being the first country to pass LGBT non-discrimination policies before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Also, Steve opposed the 2014 IOC decision to support LGBT policies.Steve McConkey is the President of 4 WINDS. Steve and his wife started working in world-class track and field ministries in 1981. 4 WINDS was formed in 1988 and expanded to all sports in 2014. 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. Steve became a Christian in 1976 after reading the New Testament. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but moved to NW Wisconsin after the sixth grade. Steve operates BigPlanetWatch.com (not supported by 4 WINDS) and TrackandFieldReport.com.