This is the article that appeared in the April 2024 edition of Catalyst, our monthly journal. The date that prints out reflects the day that it was uploaded to our website. For a more accurate date of when the article was first published, check out the news release, here.

The shooter who was killed after crashing Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston on February 11 has been identified as Genesse Ivonne Moreno. She was a biological woman, but was she also a transman? It matters, because the media have been quick to cover-up such stories.

We have prepared a timeline of media reports that unfolded. (It is available on our website.)

On Monday, February 12, the Houston CBS affiliate reported that “Moreno had used multiple aliases, including Jeffrey Escalante‚Ķ.” Jeffrey?

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Moreno primarily identified as “Jeffrey Escalantemoreno.” Why would a person who was not trans do that? It makes no sense. Do people called Jeffrey go around calling themselves Janice?

As a side note, we found that in mug shots taken years ago, as compared to recent ones, Moreno appears to look more feminine than she was at the time of her death.

The Houston NBC affiliate described her as “transgender” in its online reporting on February 12. During its noon broadcast that day, the Houston NBC affiliate once again describes Moreno as “transgender.”

The Daily Wire also reported that according to arrest records, “Moreno identified as a man named ‘Jeffrey’ in recent years.” This is telling.

Back to the Houston NBC affiliate. We found that it stopped describing Moreno as transgender on February 12 in its evening report. But it did mention that the Houston Police Commander said there were some “discrepancies,” including the alias Jeffrey Escalante.

It matters greatly if Moreno identified as a man named Jeffrey. Unfortunately, as we have detailed, trans persons have a violent history.

Last year, we provided evidence of this on March 31, October 11 and October 12. Moreover, on March 30 last year we called attention to the games the media were playing trying to downplay the violent streak in trans persons. We noted that NBC News was the most egregious offender.

When the media were covering the clergy sexual abuse scandal, they made sure every miniscule piece of information was made public. But when it comes to trans violence, they do just the opposite.
It has been well established that trans persons have serious mental issues. They need help, not compassionate cover-ups. The sooner they are treated for their psychological disorders, the better they will be and the safer the public will be.

Bill Donohue sent a letter to Houston Mayor John Whitmire to ask him make public all records that pertain to this issue. A copy of his letter was also sent to Troy Finner, Chief of Police.

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