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Steve McConkey

Steve McConkey is the founder and president of 4 Winds Christian Athletics (4WCA), a 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. 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. 4WCA produces BigPlanetWatch.com.

Remove Transgenders: 4 Winds Letter to the International Olympic Committee

March 29, 2017

Steve McConkey
4 Winds Christian Athletics
1360 Regent Street 157
Madison, Wisconsin 53715
(608)469-7956

International Olympic Committee
Château de Vidy 1007
Lausanne Switzerland

March 29, 2017

To Whom It May Concern:

We are asking the International Olympic Committee to revise their positions on transgenders being allowed in the Olympics. Also, that the IOC would set-up medical tests that are made public for intersex athletes.

In 2003, we contacted the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs and voiced our concerns over allowing transgenders in the Olympics. Also, we contacted each USA member who was on the International Olympic Committee.

At that time, transgenders were allowed to compete if they had sex reassignment surgery and hormone therapy. Now, the rules state transgenders can compete after hormone therapy that would lower testosterone levels down to 10 nanamoles. Reassignment surgery is not recommended now.

We believe the 10 nanamoles threshold is not the solution to the transgender problem. A person born male has superior bone and muscle advantages that can never be reversed by hormone therapy and/or reassignment surgery.

We believe transgender athletes should not be allowed in the Olympics. We are morally opposed to this as it has now spread to high schools, professional leagues, and to every bathroom and locker room in the USA. It started at the IOC in 2003.

Putting our Christian moral standards aside, your decision to allow transgenders in the Olympics is a bad scientific problem that will cause many problems ahead. You now have men getting ready to compete as women as the 2020 Olympics approach.

1 in 2000 people are born with intersex problems like Caster Semenya, women’s 800 meters 2016 Olympic gold medalist in Rio. She did not have testosterone tests. Also, the silver and bronze medalists may have been intersex according to sources. If so, the women that finished fourth through sixth should be awarded gold, silver, and bronze.

For intersex athletes, the IOC needs to make sure women athletes are not over 10 nanamoles. We hope the IOC would reverse their improper decisions.

Sincerely,
Steve McConkey

Steve McConkey is the founder and president of 4 Winds Christian Athletics (4WCA), a 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. 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. 4WCA produces BigPlanetWatch.com.

The Left Takeover of Sports

March 26, 2017

By Steve McConkey

Starting in 2003, we were the only ministry protesting the International Olympic Committee for allowing transgenders in the Olympics.

At that time, we did not contact the media. I would shout it from the housetops now, but did not do that back then. As we called the United States Olympic Committee and the IOC members, we wanted to let them know we were upset.

We never thought we would now be the only ones in sports publicly standing against the IOC, USOC, NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, and every sports organization that promotes left wing causes.

Sports has become a vehicle that left wing politicians use to get their message out. During the 2016 Olympics in Rio, NBC promoted homosexuality. They ran a Nike ad promoting Chris Mosier, a transgender who was not even in the Olympics. NBC had cross dresser Johnny Weir covering fashion. NBC covered lesbians getting engaged.

According to Runner’s World, all medal winners in the women’s 800 meters were intersex athletes without testosterone tests. Though different from transgenders, these athletes were not playing fairly. The women behind them were devastated.

After 2003, the transgender movement spread to state high school associations. Now, any person in the USA can compete on any team, no matter what sex they were born with. If you do not want to use the locker room with a boy pretending to be a girl, then you are a bigot.

In Virginia, Minnesota, a boy decided to use the locker room. Parents eventually sued the school district as the girls did not like the lewd dances between the sporting activities.

North Carolina passed a bill saying that transgenders cannot use the bathroom with your kids. Texas recently did the same. In response to the North Carolina bill, the NCAA removed their championships from the state.

Result, North Carolina’s Duke had to play South Carolina in South Carolina. Duke lost their home field advantage and lost. They are out of the NCAA Basketball Championships.

The NFL, NBA, and MLB continually threaten North Carolina and Texas over future events. Already, North Carolina lost the 2017 NBA All-Star game. Football rich Texas will lose future Super Bowls.

Sports set the stage for pushing the LGBT agenda. President Obama told high schools they must allow all sexes in any locker room throughout the nation. Recently, President Trump reversed this. Then the Supreme Court decided not to rule on a case where a girl wanted to use the boy’s bathroom on the east coast.

Liberals say that Title IX, created in 1972 to equal the playing field for women, should cover transgenders. However, this bill had nothing to do with transgenders.

The upcoming Olympics in 2020 is on the horizon. Already, you have transgender athletes preparing. In New Zealand, a male athlete who thinks he is a woman is dominating women in weightlifting. A male volleyball player in Hawaii now competes as a woman with the Olympics as a goal.

How do we reverse this nonsense even though the Supreme Court has approved gay marriage? The tide is against Christians. Immorality is increasing at a great rate. It is not about going back in time, but to uphold biblical values that are timeless.

Committed Christians are in minority status which may never change. We need to be like the Old Testament prophets and the New Testament apostles. They preached the truth without regard to the consequences.

Christians do not need to retreat like many are now proclaiming, but need to be active. In the book of Acts, the apostle Paul used the courts as a Roman citizen to prolong his eventual martyrdom. By using the courts, Paul helped establish the church.

Christians need to preach the truth, using all moral means to do so. We need to stand up for Christian freedoms, the freedom of speech and religion. We pray that God would watch over His watchmen.

Steve McConkey is the founder and president of 4 Winds Christian Athletics (4WCA), a 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. 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. 4WCA produces BigPlanetWatch.com.

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Steve McConkey Testimony

October 7, 2016

I was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1955. We lived near the Iowa State Capitol. Railroad tracks separated our home and the Capitol. We played near the tracks and on the Capitol grounds, plus at the Iowa historical museum nearby. Inside the Capitol, there were Civil War flags and uniforms. Occasionally, we would see Vietnam war protesters at the Capitol. They would sing protest songs and hold signs near the outdoor monuments.

I went to Dunlap Elementary through the sixth grade. In the fifth and sixth grades, Dunlap would take students on field trips to the Drake Relays. This was my first experience with world-class track and field. In the summer of 1968, we moved to Northwest Wisconsin near Danbury. I attended junior and senior high school at Webster, Wisconsin. I was an average student until I decided to get serious during my tenth grade year. I started running cross country in the fall of that year.

Upon graduating in 1974, I had straight A’s for the last three years of school and decided to go into the medical field. I enrolled in the pre-med program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A month before graduation, I started drinking and quit running. Before this I had drank a little with an occasional marijuana joint. From that moment on, my life was on the way down. I started smoking pot every day which led to other drugs. Eventually, I started doing hard drugs. My life was spinning downward fast.

I went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my partying increased in the fall of 1974. The counterculture movement was in full force. War protests, cults, various movements, and drug use were common on campus. There was a big void in my life. The Lord was trying to reach me. During a pot smoking session in a dorm room, a friend looked at me and told me that I needed the Lord. He was not even a Christian.

One day after partying the night before, my life hit rock bottom. I did not want to live. I did not go to my classes but walked around campus. I was near suicide and contemplated jumping off the sixth story from my dorm. As I was walking through the Memorial Union on campus, a guy was handing out the gospel of John. Most people were avoiding him. I walked right up to him and took one. A few weeks before this, another guy shared the Lord with me in my dorm room. He was reading the Bible to me as my room was filled with pot smoke. I listened but thought the guy was a nerd.

I went back to the dorm and read the gospel of John. I felt a peace and asked God for help. I did not become a Christian at that time. I had met with psychologists on campus and eventually with religious leaders but they did not help.

I quit school and loaded my VW Beetle up and went back to Northwest Wisconsin. Eventually, I went back to college at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. I started running again and my grades went back up. I had quit drinking and doing drugs for the most part, but my life was still empty. I got involved in the New Age Movement. I would meditate for hours in the same position. Still, I did not have peace despite searching many religions and studying the occult.

I was questioning everything and made fun of the Christians on campus. One day, I picked up a New Testament at the Rothwell Student Union that was on a table. I read it from cover to cover and felt God’s peace. After going to Daytona Beach, Florida for spring break, I prayed to receive the Lord at the University of Wisconsin-Superior in March 1976 before transferring to Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The Lord healed my mind and allowed me to graduate with honors from Minnesota State University, Mankato (BS-Public Health) and Western Kentucky University (Master of Public Health). Instead of going into the medical field, my wife Liz and I started in world-class track and field ministries in 1981. The ministry expanded to all sports in 2014.

Steve McConkey is the founder and president of 4 Winds Christian Athletics (4WCA), a 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. 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. 4WCA produces BigPlanetWatch.com.

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