[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text](Life News) It would be ironic if it wasn’t tragic: A black man speaks out to protect the most crucial civil right Americans have – the right to life – and is sued by what is regarded as the nation’s largest civil rights group, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]
Ryan Bomberger is the chief creative officer of The Radiance Foundation, which he co-founded with his wife Bethany in 2009. Created to “inspire people to embrace their intrinsic value and live a life of meaning,” The Radiance Foundation was born out of his own redemptive story: a child conceived during rape, adopted early in life and now an adoptive parent himself.
Ryan and Bethany Bomberger with their family at March for Life 2015 (Photo: Robin Marty / Flickr)
In 2013, Bomberger wrote a Radiance Foundation op-ed exposing the NAACP’s pro-abortion position with the parody headline “NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People” (a phrase obtained by research, as a court order bars him from saying it.) Soon after the article went live online, an NAACP lawyer sent Bomberger a letter accusing him of “trademark infringement.”
A court battle ensued, with the case recently heard at the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. The Radiance Foundation and Bomberger await the three judges’ verdict. He reveals why this case, centered on the right to free speech, matters for every American.
Bound4LIFE: How is it that the historically pro-black group NAACP came to sue you, an African-American man?
Ryan Bomberger: I wrote a news article, a Google alert came up and the NAACP saw the title to my article on LifeNews.com – where their name was parodied as I detailed their radical pro-abortion actions. According to them, they were incensed that someone would actually parody their name. This is how it all started.
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