A leader of a ministry that has worked with track and field athletes since 1981 says former U.S. Olympic champion Bruce Jenner is sending the wrong message with his decision to become a woman.
The media has been abuzz with news that the 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Decathlon will transition into a woman. In recent years he’s better known for the reality show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
Steve McConkey, president of the 4 Winds ministry based in Madison, Wisconsin, is disturbed by the message that the 65-year-old Jenner is sending.
“I really believe we need to be praying for Bruce Jenner,” says McConkey. “At the same time I am concerned that the media will prop him up and kids will look at this, already confused in some ways, and see this grown man trying to become a woman.”
The ministry leader is also concerned with the International Olympic Committee and its LGBT agenda, which his organization battled against in 2003.
“And we knew this would be a flood gate,” he says. “So there’s 33 high school associations right now that allow transgender high school athletes in sports.”
McConkey says those in the LGBT activist community will use Bruce Jenner as their spokesman whether he likes it or not.