Irony is when a civil rights organization called the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) sues a black pro-life leader for exposing injustices to the black community. Travesty is when our judicial court sides with the NAACP’s lawsuit and denies Constitutional free speech on the basis of “trademark infringement.”
A judge ruled against the director of the Radiance Foundation, Ryan Bomberger, and his right to free speech and upheld the NAACP’s lawsuit claiming “trademark infringement” over an article by Bomberger and his foundation which exposed the NAACP’s pro-abortion stance.
The lawsuit came after Bomberger wrote an article in LifeNews.com titled, “NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People,” in which he parodies the organization’s so-called promotion of civil rights while exposing their silence on abortion, which disproportionately targets black unborn children in this country. The NAACP sent a threatening letter to Ryan Bomberger as well as to LifeNews.com claiming their viewpoint “infringes on the NAACP’s rights” in regard to its name and logo.
Ryan Bomberger and the Radiance Foundation’s abortion awareness campaign, www.TooManyAborted.com, works to expose civil rights organizations like the NAACP, as well as other leaders in the black community, about their link with pro-abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood and NARAL. In the article in question, Bomberger writes, “The NAACP’s selective, and often feigned, outrage on a myriad of issues is befitting of a multiple personality disorder, with its stronger personality being one that embraces all things liberal, most things socialistic, and nothing pro-life. They’ll beat the drums of economic, social and environmental ‘justice’ while over 360, 000 black babies, annually, never get a chance at one of the few Constitutional rights that actually exist- the right to Life.”
In a 52-page ruling, the judge presiding over the case denied that Bomberger’s use of the acronym of NAACP was simply a parody and claimed the altered version of the NAACP’s name “is meant to associate the NAACP Marks with a position on abortion, as stipulated by the parties.” The judge claims that the NAACP holds no official position with regards to abortion and Bomberger’s free speech was denied based on claims his ad was misleading in regards to the NAACP’s abortion stance.
The NAACP claims they hold no formal position on abortion but evidence proves otherwise. The organization recently came under attack for its lawsuit against an Arizona bill that prohibits abortions based on gender and race that would protect innocent life against unjust discrimination. It has also been publicly linked to Planned Parenthood, the number one provider of abortions in this country and an annual sponsor of the NAACP, and has endorsed a position in favor of abortion numerous times.
A black man shares his opinion and exercises his right of freedom of speech to protest the killing of a future generation of black children and is bullied by a civil rights organization through a lawsuit. The NAACP’s “so-called” sole purpose is to protect equal rights without discrimination.
Where was the outrage by the NAACP for equal rights for the late-term black babies that were butchered by Kermit Gosnell in his abortion clinic in Philadelphia? What about the young woman who lost her life in that same clinic because they did not provide adequate medical assistance? Where is the equal rights outrage and why is there silence from the leaders of the black community? Is the NAACP willing to be a silent accomplice to protect the institution of abortion despite the overwhelming evidence that there is a genocide that is taking place with an estimated 16 million black children aborted in this country?
Our courts are supposed to protect the Constitutional right to speak freely and express viewpoints without unwarranted restrictions. In a statement for this article, Ryan Bomberger responded to the ruling, “The erosion of the First Amendment is happening right beneath our feet. It is shameful and ironic that the nation’s oldest civil rights organization considers truthful news commentary and parody about its pro-abortion position to be ‘trademark infringement’. The rest of America would call it ‘free speech’. We will announce our plans to respond to the NAACP’s egregious assault in a few days.”
To read more about this case and the recent ruling or for more information about the Radiance Foundation, go to www.theradiancefoundation.org.
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