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Fox News and GOP politicians falsely claim Lakewood Church shooter was transgender

Posted on AllSides February 13th, 2024
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Soon after news broke that a person had entered Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, on Sunday and opened fire, right-wing influencers, Republican politicians, and right-wing media outlets, including Fox News, pushed a false narrative that the suspected shooter was transgender. Related: No, transgender and nonbinary people are not frequently mass shooters During a Monday afternoon press conference, Houston officials, including Police Chief Troy Finner and Democratic Mayor John Whitmire, provided updates on the investigation. The incident, which unfolded just before the church’s Spanish language service on Sunday afternoon,...

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