GOP presidential candidate says Gender Dysphoria vital topic after Nashville shooting

GOP presidential candidate says Gender Dysphoria vital topic after Nashville shooting

GOP presidential candidate says Gender Dysphoria vital topic after Nashville shooting

In the wake of the Christian school shooting in Nashville, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is speaking about Gender Dysphoria.

The Mayo Clinic, the nation’s No. 1-ranked hospital according to US News and World Report and Newsweek, defines Gender Dysphoria as the feeling of discomfort or stress that might occur in people whose gender identity differs from their sex assigned at birth or sex-related physical characteristics.

Audrey Hale, the 28-year-old shooter who blasted her way through a glass door then opened fire at The Covenant School killing three children and three adults, was a biological female who identified as a male. She was once a student at The Covenant School many years before. 

“There’s some belief that there was some resentment for having to go to that school,” Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief John Drake told NBC News.

Writings from Hale reveal an attack that was coordinated and planned, but police told The Daily Caller on Tuesday those writings will not be released.

Ramaswamy believes that talking about Gender Dysphoria and other culturally sensitive issues would help young people and hopefully help prevent tragedies like the Nashville shooting.

Raised Hindu as the son of India-born immigrants, Ramaswamy attended a Catholic high school in his hometown of Cincinnati. He is co-founder and executive chairman of Strive Asset Management.

How adult leaders should respond

Adults are doing a disservice to youth in their charge when they avoid sensitive topics, he said.

“The reality is it is not a humane thing to do when a child steps up and says, ‘Hey, I’m born in the wrong body,’” Ramaswamy told American Family Radio on Wednesday. “If you’re a parent, if you’re a teacher, if you’re an adult, that is a child screaming out to you for help. They’re not screaming out for help in the way that they need, but it means something else has gone wrong in their lives, and the humane thing to do is to get to the bottom of that."

Those who would argue that the ability to choose your sex is natural have stepped into a giant contradiction, Ramaswamy said, because the LGBTQ movement insists that sexual attraction is "hard-wired" the day you are born and is immutable.

"Yet that same movement, the LGBTQIA movement, now says that your own biological sex is completely fluid over the course of your life,” Ramaswamy said. “You can’t believe both of those things at once, that the sex of the person you’re attracted to is hard-wired at birth, but your own sex is actually fluid.”

That contradiction identifies supporters of the LGBTQIA community as a cult, Ramaswamy went on to say. 

“That reveals one of many contradictions in what is really a cult, this is a secular cult. It’s not logic, it’s not reason. It’s a cult that will say whatever it needs to get to a legal conclusion on a given day,” he said.

Speaking out in search of results

He lacks the name recognition of Republican hopefuls like former President Donald Trump and possible candidates like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and others, but Ramaswamy says he is the only candidate talking about difficult. hot-button topics like Gender Dysphoria and others.

“This is one of those sacred cows in today’s culture that you’re not supposed to touch," Ramaswamy told show host Jenna Ellis. "It’s not the only such topic. Race-based affirmative action: I’m the only one taking that, or directly taking the climate cult, head-on. There are certain issues that in the modern culture you’re supposed to dance delicately around."

Ramaswamy says he’s ready to deliver a hard response to Gender Dysphoria if elected: Ban so-called gender-affirming surgery and chemical castration for anyone under the age of 18.

Presently, a number of states have implemented laws or are taking action to limit access for youth to gender-affirming surgery or other procedures.

Ramaswamy says that in the United States’ current climate, not only are we allowing these kids in some states to make “life-altering changes to their bodies, we’re effectively creating a culture that encourages them to do it. We’re seeing it spread like an epidemic in our country.”

He says that will change if he’s in the White House because a future president must draw a line and protect children.