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Olympic Committee Clamps Down on Transgender Athletes

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:54:31 -0600

Contact: 4 Winds USA, 608-469-7956   MADISON, Wisc., April 23, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- The Sunday Times is reporting that the International Olympic Committee is going to lower testosterone levels for women to five nanamoles, down from ten. This will make it tougher for transgenders who are now able to compete with a ten nanamoles limit.   Intersex athletes competing in the women's 400 meters through the 800 meters will be tested for testosterone, reversing the current policy o Source: 4 WINDS

Inspirational Sports Author Richard LoPresto to Donate 500 Books to Central Church

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:51:03 -0600

Contact: Makeda Smith, 323-380-8819LAS VEGAS, April 19, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- Inspirational author and sports enthusiast, Richard LoPresto put readers on notice during the World Series when his Celestial Baseball Association announced plans to make a film based on his baseball book, "Old Timers Day As Told by God to Richard LoPresto." An epic tale about the forces of "Good vs. Evil," the book was inspired by and takes place at Central Church, a beautiful non-d Source: Jazzmyne Public Relations

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Major Marathons Approve Men Competing as Women

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:16:12 -0600

Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956MADISON, Wis., April 10, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- The Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and London marathons will allow transgenders to compete without hormone therapy or re-assignment surgery.The following is a statement from 4 Winds Christian Athletics President Steve McConkey: "The LGBT movement is expanding in sports. In 2003, we were the only ones standing against the Olympic Committee for allowing transgenders in the Olympic Source: 4 WINDS

Mindfulness Meditation Replaces Prayer on Teams and at Schools as Nike Pushes App

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:30:00 -0600

Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956 MADISON, Wis., March 22, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- Freedom From Religion and other atheist groups try to eliminate prayer from all facets of society, including on teams and at schools. At the same time, teams and schools promote mindfulness meditation. On the surface, mindfulness meditation is thought to calm the mind and help a person focus. The roots of mindfulness meditation are in Eastern religions. In reality, Eastern religions are allowed in schools t Source: 4 WINDS

Winter Olympics Athletes Took Home Free Bibles Through Distribution Partnership

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:31:13 -0600

Biblica and Athletes in Action teamed up to offer 'lamps' to competitors following the Olympic flame to South Korea   Contact: Ty Mays, 770-256-8710   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 19, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- Only a select group of athletes returned from the Winter Olympics with a medal, but many went back with a personal "lamp"--a free, special-edition Bible produced for the event.   Sixteen thousand copies of the Triumph and Struggle Bible--in Korean, Russ Source: InChrist Communications

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Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Weekend Raises More than $2.2 Million for Children Around the World

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:57:20 -0600

Contact: Tim Tebow Foundation,   JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 12, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- The Tim Tebow Foundation hosted its 8th Annual Celebrity Gala & Golf Classic this past weekend, March 2 & 3, 2018, at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The events were packed with celebrities that stretched various realms, from sports legends including Adrian Peterson, Bobby Bowden, Urban Meyer, Doug Flutie, Dan Mullen, Marcus Allen, Gary Sheffield and John Source: CCN

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Wrestling Coach Under Investigation for Identifying Girl as a Girl on Boys' Team

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:26:58 -0600

Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956   MADISON, Wisc., March 12, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- High school wrestling coach Kelly Tolliver is under investigation in Ohio after identifying a wrestler as a girl. Also, he required Aubry Pogue-Krabacher to use the girls' locker room.   Aubry Pogue-Krabacher's mother complained to the Wilmington School Board. She is upset that the coach announced that her daughter was a girl.   Pogue-Krabacher was allegedly told she could not use t Source: 4 WINDS

Winter Olympics Promotes Homosexuality as Principle 6 is Pushed

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0700

Contact: 4 Winds Christian Athletics, 608-469-7956MADISON, Wis., Feb. 15, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- Olympic skater Adam Rippon and skier Gus Kenworthy are promoting homosexuality as normal behavior. They are the first openly gay Winter Olympians from the United States.They have been verbally attacking Vice President Mike Pence. Kenworthy recently appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show criticizing Pence. Hillary Clinton praised the gay athletes and said she will be focusing on them as s Source: 4 WINDS

Racer's Book Gives 'God & Country' a Gas Pedal, New Non-Profit

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:35:49 -0700

Contact: Robert Bakke, 612-812-6174,; www.robertbakkeministries.comGOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., Jan. 30, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- Local NASCAR driver, Robert Bakke, turned miracles at his local racetrack into an Amazon #1 bestseller, a global ministry career, and now a new Non-Profit, Robert Bakke Ministries Inc. (RBM), a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt religious organization. "There's no stopping  someone with a heart for 'God & Country,' particularly at 7,500 rpm, Source: Robert Bakke Performance Ministries

Rev. Henry Soles Jr., Longtime Chicago Bulls Chaplain, Dies at 82

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:43:58 -0700

Contact: Dr. Tracy Scott, 630-452-8738   WHEATON, Ill., Jan. 29, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- Reverend Henry Soles, Jr. (photo) was born on August 17, 1935 in Anniston, Ala. He grew up in Plainfield, N.J. and attended Plainfield High School, Manhattan Bible Institute, and Rutgers University. A change agent who took ministry beyond the church walls, Rev. Soles served as the senior chaplain for the Chicago Bulls for over 30 years. He got his start in sports ministry with the Chicago Bears in Source: CCN

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Transgender Wins Two Silvers at the World Weightlifting Championships

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:12:41 -0700

Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956MADISON, Wis., Dec. 7, 2017 /Standard Newswire/ -- A transgender won two silvers at the women's World Weightlifting Championships that concluded Tuesday evening in Anaheim, California.Laurel Hubbard, 39, from New Zealand won two silvers. Overall, the transgender athlete finished second to Sarah Robles from the United States.Also, Hubbard finished second in the snatch category. Identifying as a female four years ago, Hubbard previously competed as a man.&q Source: 4 WINDS

Robert Bakke 'Performance Gospel' Spellbinding Audiences

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:22:07 -0700

Contact: Robert Bakke, 612-812-6174,; www.robertbakke.comGOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., Nov. 29, 2017 /Standard Newswire/ -- Jet pilot Robert Bakke is using his "Performance Gospel" to upset the religious apple cart of poverty & weakness, and he's doing it on purpose. "Our God is powerful, wealthy and expects us to win, which is why we're told nothing is impossible with God's help," says Bakke, who points out that many of God's chosen were the wealt Source: Robert Bakke Performance Ministries

Top Atheist Organization, Freedom from Religion Responsible for Thousands of Abortions

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:03:42 -0700

Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956MADISON, Wis., Nov. 29, 2017 /Standard Newswire/ -- Madison, Wisconsin's Freedom From Religion is America's top atheist organization. They stop Christian activity by threatening and carrying out lawsuits against Christians. Their staff lawyers work non-stop circumventing Constitutional laws.Freedom From Religion was founded in 1976 alongside their sister organization, the Women's Medical Fund which started in 1972. WMF has funded 20,000 abortions in Wisconsin.&qu Source: 4 WINDS

New Jersey Delusion: Boys Can Compete as Girls, No Documentation

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:50:50 -0700

Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956   MADISON, Wisc., Nov. 20, 2017 /Standard Newswire/ -- New Jersey high school athletes who desire to be transgender do not need gender documentation to compete.The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association approved a policy where athletes only need to notify school administrators about the sex they want to be. The transgender community gave guidance to the organization."This is not a good move by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Source: 4 WINDS

'Arm the Churches' says Rev. Robert Bakke

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:46:03 -0700

Black Belt Preacher, Rev. Robert Bakke, says "Cowards seek soft targets."   Contact: Robert Bakke, 612-812-6174,;   GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., Nov. 8, 2017 /Standard Newswire/ -- Black belt preacher, Rev. Robert Bakke, says churches can no longer remain soft targets and must arm themselves. "This is not about gun control, rental trucks or fertilizer bombs. It is about evil, and you will never stop evil because it is in the world Source: Robert Bakke Performance Ministries

'Arm the Churches' says Rev. Robert Bakke

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:49:02 -0700

Black Belt Preacher, Rev. Robert Bakke, says, "Cowards seek soft targets."   Contact: Robert Bakke, 612-812-6174,;   GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., Nov. 6, 2017 /Standard Newswire/ -- Black belt preacher, Rev. Robert Bakke, says churches can no longer remain soft targets and must arm themselves. "This is not about gun control, rental trucks or fertilizer bombs. It is about evil, and you will never stop evil because it is in the worl Source: Robert Bakke Performance Ministries

Interview Opportunity: Why Discounting Masculinity Won't Prevent Another Harvey Weinstein

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:00:09 -0600

Trail Life USA CEO Mark Hancock speaks to allowing "boys to be boys" in wake of recent Boy Scouts decision to admit girls   Contact:  Ty Mays, 770-256-8710,     GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 30, 2017 /Standard Newswire/ -- As the Harvey Weinstein scandal continues to reverberate, many are demanding an end to toxic masculinity. But the answer to this cultural crisis is not to neutralize men, as is being widely advocated, but to raise rea Source: InChrist Communications

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Local Foundation: 'Stand Up to Anti-Prayer Demands'

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 12:50:17 -0600

Contact: John Eidsmoe, Foundation for Moral Law, 334-262-1245, MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 27, 2017 /Standard Newswire/ -- The Foundation for Moral Law, a Montgomery-based legal foundation established to defend religious liberty under the United States Constitution, urged Alabama school districts to resist the demands of the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) and others who are trying to drive prayer out of school athletic events.On October 23, 2017, the Wisconsin-bas Source: Foundation for Moral Law

Andrew Palau Festival in Côte d'Ivoire Capital Yamoussoukro this Weekend

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:30:00 -0600

Hundreds of local churches invite Andrew Palau to share message of hope and Good News through Love Côte d'Ivoire FestivalContact: Jay Fordice, 503-614-1500YAMOUSSOUKRO, Côte d'Ivoire, Oct. 25, 2017 /Standard Newswire/ -- World evangelist Andrew Palau is serving this week with hundreds of churches and Christian leaders in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire, preparing for a massive evangelistic festival this coming weekend. Love Côte d'Ivoire Festival will take place October 2 Source: Luis Palau Association

American Heritage Girls to Remain Exclusively Girl-Oriented

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:19:03 -0600

Contact: Michelle Beckham-Corbin, 513-771-2025 ext. 170,    CINCINNATI, Oct. 12, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- With the recent statement shared by the Boy Scouts of America regarding changes in membership, American Heritage Girls (AHG) announced that the organization will remain committed to the foundation for which the non-profit was built on 22 years ago -- providing an all-girl environment in which girls can thrive and grow.   "While we ar Source: American Heritage Girls