In Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America’s Royal Family, Ian Halperin claims that the Kardashian matriarch wanted to control the Olympian's gender identity. An NCAA coach tells the author, per Page Six, that Kris “had influenced him to suppress his desire to be a woman for all those years. ‘She told him he should pray. That church could help heal him'.”
These allegations may seem strange relative to the Kardashians' liberal lifestyle but the author points out that Kris was religious in the past and attended conservative churches under Pat Boone and later, Calvary Community Church. Caitlyn herself has come under fire for being a conservative Republican, given the party's stance on LGBT rights.
Last year, Caitlyn insisted that Kris knew about her then-husband's desire to transition, including dressing up in women's clothing and taking hormones. On Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kris has maintained her shock and disbelief about the entire transition.