Ryan Bomberger: ‘This is not a black vs. white issue. It’s a wrong vs. right issue’
February 22, 2022
WASHINGTON D.C. — During Black History Month, The Radiance Foundation (Radiance, www.radiance.life) celebrates what unites people rather than what divides people. According to Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation, the concept of race has always been a destructive construct, but so is the weaponization of race for a personal or political agenda, such as the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
Bomberger stated, “Racism is evil, and it’s a sin. We at the Radiance Foundation hate racism. We hate when it’s used to bludgeon people physically. And we hate when it’s used, falsely, to bludgeon people politically. For these reasons alone, I will never support the Black Lives Matter movement. Their premise isn’t true. Organizations like Black Lives Matter were founded and created to radically shift our culture. BLM has a shocking manifesto of policy positions that are deeply political and morally disturbing. Many say BLM is a concept, but it’s no longer a concept when it’s acted upon in protests, violent riots, and racist rhetoric. BLM’s ‘peaceful protests’ following George Floyd’s tragic death were labeled by The Insurance Information Institute riots and a ‘multi-city catastrophe event’ and were ‘the costliest civil disorder in history.’ Axios reported that the massive damage resulting from ‘mostly peaceful’ BLM protests exceeded $2 billion.
“It’s all about power— Black power. BLM founders explain: ‘It became clear that we needed to continue organizing and building Black power across the country.’ I don’t promote social colorblindness; I love all our diverse hues of skin, but I’m so much more than my pigmentation. Dr. Martin Luther King promoted ‘God’s power and human power.’ I’m with him.”
Bomberger continued, “BLM does not have a goal of forgiveness or reconciliation. None. It’s never mentioned on their sites. You can’t talk about the sins of the past and expect to move forward if there is no intention of forgiveness. I’m tired of the color-based oppressed/oppressor critical race theory paradigm. It’s not Gospel-centered, and this should be a deal-breaker for Christians.”
Bomberger concluded, “We must defy the destructive narrative spewed by a reckless and irresponsible media establishment that regurgitates a Black nationalist, disturbingly Marxist worldview in the guise of a new civil rights movement. Let’s move beyond a hashtag that has been used to bludgeon and use words that speak life and affirm our equal and irreplaceable worth as human beings who happen to be beautifully adorned with different pigmentation.”
The Radiance Foundation is a faith-based, educational, life-affirming 501c3 nonprofit organization. Through creative ad campaigns, powerful multimedia presentations, fearless journalism, and compassionate community outreaches, The Radiance Foundation affirms that every human life has God-given purpose. Radiance has helped to lead congressional briefings and summits on Capitol Hill on abortion, adoption, and racism, 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.