Bomberger celebrates the emancipation of slaves while fighting for another category of humans deemed ‘less than’— the unborn
June 16, 2022
WASHINGTON D.C. — The Juneteenth holiday commemorates the emancipation of slaves in Texas in June of 1865, two years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Declaration. Each civil rights battle since then has resulted in the ability to live life more freely and less threatened by violence. These achievements could only result from a coalition of Americans, of varying hues, dedicated to the righteous pursuit of human dignity and justice.
Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation (Radiance, www.radiance.life), recently spoke on the importance of Juneteenth and the magnitude it holds for him both as a Black man and as an adoptee.
“As an African-American who was conceived in rape but adopted in love, Juneteenth has special significance to me on many levels,” Bomberger commented. “I was adopted on Juneteenth. One of my favorite childhood heroes is famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass. He was also conceived in rape. Imagine American history without him!”
Bomberger stated, “We are created equal. Black. White. And every hue in between. This equality doesn’t come from government but from God. He creates distinctions but humankind crafts divisions. We need to become a nation where we truly believe that we are one human race. Douglass understood this so deeply. That’s why the tagline of his North Star newspaper declared: ‘Right is of no sex, truth is of no color, God is the Father of us all, we are all brethren.’
“Juneteenth should be a reminder to never see any group of humans as non-persons. It never works out well for the ones victimized by such evil arrogance. Today, the most marginalized and vulnerable humans (the unborn) have been deemed ‘non-persons’ and are violently treated like property. Same wrong. Different century. Nothing good ever comes from denying any person’s humanity. Every person is a human. Every human is a person. We still need an emancipation from the lie that some are not equal.”
The Radiance Foundation is a faith-based, educational, life-affirming 501c3 nonprofit organization. Through creative ad campaigns, powerful multimedia talks, fearless journalism, and compassionate community outreaches, The Radiance Foundation affirms that every human life has God-given purpose. The Radiance Foundation speaks to a variety of different topics, such as critical race theory, the Black Lives Matter movement, LGBTQ+ activism, the First Amendment, and other critical issues. Radiance has helped to lead congressional briefings and summits on Capitol Hill on abortion, adoption, and racism, gender ideology as well as spoken to thousands of students on campuses around the world including Harvard, Trinity College, Princeton University, University of Notre Dame, Mizzou, Columbia Law School, Penn State University, Eureka College, and Arizona State University, among others.