The Minnesota Vikings will be the first NFL team to host a summit on LGBTQ athletes in sports. The event is scheduled for June 21 at the new practice facility.
Olympic diver Greg Louganis, triathlete Chris Mosier, and former NFL defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo, who played five seasons for the Vikings, will be featured speakers.
Two hundred athletes, high school, and college coaches will attend. Also, LGBTQ organizations from the Twin Cities will be there.
“Sports and music should not turn into sin propaganda machines,” states 4 Winds USA President Steve McConkey. “People need a hobby and temporary escape from the world’s problems. They do not want to hear about their team promoting particular sins. What sin will they have a summit for next?”
McConkey is the founder and president of 4 Winds USA, a ministry standing up for Christian athletes. In 2003, McConkey started fighting the International Olympic Committee for allowing transgenders in the Olympics. He was the only one who stood against this publicly. Recently, the IOC reversed many of their transgender and intersex policies.
After the 2003 IOC transgender ruling, the movement spread to state high schools, the NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, and the military. After 2012, Steve has fought the LGBT agenda every step of the way. In 2014, 4 Winds USA shifted to standing up worldwide for all Christian athletes, shifting their focus from a ministry to track and field athletes.
Also, 4 Winds USA works in other areas. They stand up for athletes when attacked by atheists for Christian activities. They have successfully stopped the Freedom From Religion atheists in many cases. Freedom From Religion is located in Madison, Wisconsin, the home of 4 Winds USA.
Steve McConkey is the founder and president of 4 Winds USA. Steve and Liz started in world-class track and field ministries in 1981. From 1982 through 1992, Steve was a USA National Club Coach for Athletes in Action (Eugene), Lay Witnesses for Christ (Dallas-Ft. Worth), and 4 Winds USA (Minneapolis-St. Paul). Athletes were ranked eighty times.
In 1992, 4 Winds USA dropped the team and started working with all world-class track and field athletes. In 2014, 4 Winds USA started standing up for Christian athletes in every sport. Steve periodically appears on worldwide radio, in global articles, and on television. He graduated with honors from Western Kentucky University (Master of Science-Public Health) and Minnesota State University, Mankato (BS-Community Health). 4WindsUSA.com.
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