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Liberals Use Nonbinary Child’s Suicide as Political Ploy

While those on the left blamed conservatives for the LGBTQ child's suicide, they ignored the real mental health and abuse issues at hand.

The tragic story of Nex Benedict, a nonbinary teen who took their own life, has been catapulted into the national spotlight, becoming a focal point for the debate on anti-LGBT bullying. But, as is often the case, the narrative crafted by those in power fails to capture the whole truth, opting instead for a version that serves their political ends. The White House was quick to issue a statement, painting Nex’s story as one of discrimination and intolerance. Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi didn’t hesitate to point fingers at conservatives, blaming them for fueling a climate of hate.

Yet, beneath the surface of this politically convenient tale lies a much darker and complex reality. Contrary to initial reports, the cause of Nex’s death wasn’t directly linked to bullying at school. Instead, it was a culmination of deep-rooted issues, including severe mental health challenges and a harrowing history of abuse—a narrative that doesn’t fit neatly into the political agendas of those at the helm.

This manipulation of tragedy for political gain is not just distasteful; it’s a disservice to the real issues at hand. It obscures the pressing need for genuine support and understanding for those struggling with their identity, mental health, and the aftermath of abuse. Instead of fostering an environment of care, the focus is shifted to a divisive, politicized discourse that pits one group against another, offering no real solutions to those in need.

The recent Cass Review in the UK sheds light on a disturbing trend in the treatment of transgender and nonbinary youth. It reveals a lack of solid evidence supporting the push towards gender transition as a cure-all solution, highlighting the irreversible damage inflicted on countless young lives in the pursuit of an ideologically driven agenda. This landmark report calls for a reevaluation of the approach to gender dysphoria in minors, emphasizing caution and the prioritization of mental health over irreversible medical interventions.

It’s high time we step back from the brink of politicizing every aspect of human suffering and start addressing the root causes of these tragedies. We must champion policies that prioritize the well-being of our youth, providing them with the support they need to navigate their challenges without succumbing to ideologically driven practices do more harm than good. The exploitation of personal tragedies for political gain must end. It’s time for a return to compassion, understanding, and genuine support for those in need, devoid of political manipulation.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.