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Posted 10/24/13 at 12:01 PM | Ryan Bomberger |
It’s quite popular to join the fight against human sex trafficking. On college campuses across the country, one of the most uncontroversial efforts to engage in is fighting against this despicable human injustice. But those same campuses demonize those whose fight is the abolition of another, and more prevalent, human injustice—abortion.
I’ve always found it strange that anti-trafficking organizations, fighting modern-day slavery, rarely (if ever) mention abortion. How does one speak of the sexual exploitation and dehumanization of women and girls and not discuss the reality of abortions? For instance, a popular and amazing event occurring in locations across the globe, <a href="http://thejusticeconference.com/">The Justice Conference</a> doesn’t include the words <i>gendercide </i>or <i>abortion</i> in the speaker’s page description of a well-known prolife human rights activist; they describe her merely as a ‘Prominent Christian Activist’. <a href="http://thejusticeconferenceasia.com/portfolio-items/chai-ling/">Chai Ling</a> is the founder of All Girls Allowed, a decidedly pro-life, anti-abortion initiative, which fights against China’s horrific practice of forced abortions through its State-enforced One-Child policy. The Conference will invoke poverty, HIV-AIDs, biodiversity conservation, modern-day slavery, climate change, and care for God’s creation but never alludes to the care for God’s creation while in the womb and the countless women harmed by abortion, whether forced or not. FULL POST
Posted 8/23/13 at 8:10 AM | Ryan Bomberger |
A lot has changed in the 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation. Despite the rhetoric from many liberals’ mouths that “nothing has changed”, we have a president of mixed racial lineage in the White House. From slavery to the presidency, many barriers have been overcome since President Abraham Lincoln issued a monumental declaration that changed the course of history.
Now, it seems, the Democrat party wants to simply change, or rather revise, history. The Democrat National Committee recently created a website, www.votingrightsmatter.org, touting the GOP’s “threat” to voting rights. Never mind, it was the Republican party that introduced and passed the 15th Amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude”. Democrats voted unanimously against the landmark bill. This microsite was launched to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
This weekend, Al Sharpton and a host of pro-abortion, union, Black Nationalist, and gay rights groups (the evangelists of "tolerance" who adamantly support the violent discrimination against the unborn) will march on Washington to “commemorate” the historic original event. The Democrat party, once the party of the dehumanizing institution of slavery, is now (unapologetically) the party of the dehumanizing industry of abortion. NARAL, NOW, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Feminist Majority Foundation, and Planned Parenthood are partners in this deviated effort of “civil rights”. (I can’t help but laugh at the logo included on Sharpton’s website for Jesse Jackson’s RAINBOW PU$H COALITION. Apparently, their web designer didn’t notice they snagged an altered, but accurate, version of the logo.) Sharpton is no Martin Luther King. MLK’s dream didn’t envision freedom through governmental dependency, redefining marriage, generational poverty, epidemic fatherlessness, transgendered bathrooms, racial division, less religious liberty, and over 55 million aborted. Preaching victimhood and intolerance, this “anniversary” event sadly will not reflect the greatness that occurred 50 years ago. Even Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, expressed that she can’t have anything to do with Sharpton’s event because it has little to do with the principles that her uncle stood and died for. FULL POST
Posted 5/17/13 at 9:14 AM | Ryan Bomberger |
Abortion activists love their folklore. Women. Hangers. Millions of deaths. None of it’s true, but it sure sounds scary in a sound bite. Planned Parenthood’s own Medical Director, Dr. Mary Calderone, in a 1959 article decrying the lack of social acceptance of abortion declared: “Abortion is no longer a dangerous procedure…90% of all illegal abortions are presently being done by physicians. Many of these physicians are in good standing in their communities.” FULL POST
Posted 3/22/13 at 12:58 PM | Ryan Bomberger |
History. It’s disposable. Too many people use it to bolster a cause and then quickly discard it when its inconvenient truths call that effort into question. March is Women’s History Month. Americans celebrate the courage and tenacity of those who’ve made the world a better place. We should take the opportunity to pause and intentionally look closer at the totality of these women’s lives. Understanding their motivation, what sustained their passion, and how such indelible marks along the human timeline have been made, is simply powerful.
Here is a tale of two women with amazingly similar beginnings. I’ll allow history to speak for itself so you can see where their chosen journeys have brought them.
My mother, Andrea Bomberger, grew up poor. She had an alcoholic father who was verbally and emotionally abusive to her mother. The marriage was dysfunctional, to say the least, and it put a young girl in a situation of temporary abandonment at the age of five. While her parents split, Andrea was placed in a faith-based home for children called Christ’s Home in Paradise. For nearly a year as her parents tried to sort out their tumultuous relationship, she became, in essence, an orphan. Although Andrea’s parents would visit her separately, at least she had visitors. There was one girl in particular who suffered with physical deformities and for the entire duration never had one visitor. She never had anyone to hug, hold, or tell her that she was loved. FULL POST
Posted 2/12/13 at 6:21 PM | Ryan Bomberger |
Today marks the birth of one of the most remarkable individuals in American history. Abraham Lincoln, born into poverty, lived a life of greatness that is too often reduced in its significance in today’s popular culture. The Great Emancipator’s words and actions were the catalyst for millions to be able live out their God-given Purpose, eventually freed from the shackles of slavery and inexplicable human degradation.
Today is also the birthday of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), which formed on this day February 12, 1909. But unlike Lincoln, whose worldview was shaped by the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass (a slave born of rape but a man defined by limitless possibility), the NAACP has allowed itself to be shaped by an ideology that seeks control, conformity, and confusion as it advocates the destruction of beautiful Possibility every day. FULL POST
Posted 2/6/13 at 8:35 AM | Ryan Bomberger |
Black History Month should be a time of celebration of achievement as well as an honest reflection on the impediments to freedom for all. As we look at those whose lives changed history, it’s quite evident that these champions for freedom have predominantly risen from the most impoverished and seemingly impossible situations. Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer is one of many who broke through the generational shackles of poverty to live a life devoted to helping free others from the same bondage.
Fannie Lou (Townshend) Hamer was born into poverty in 1917 (the youngest of 20 children), which according to Planned Parenthood’s philosophy, was a circumstance worthy of eliminating her. (We expose this warped ideology in our TooManyAborted.com campaigns.) Since the age of 6, she worked in the cotton fields with her sharecropping family and was forced to leave school at the age of 12. FULL POST
Posted 1/29/13 at 12:31 PM | Ryan Bomberger |
By now, everyone knows that mainstream media once again neglected its duty to inform the American public. Most turned a blind eye to the hundreds of thousands that participated in the March for Life on Friday, January 25th in DC. The MSM was sure to cover the barely one thousand anti-gun/anti-2nd Amendment protestors who assembled at the same National Mall. ABC News, and many media outlets, oddly highlighted Newark Mayor Corey Booker for his deep humanity in his “heroic” act to save the life of a freezing dog! Way to cover the important stuff.
MSNBC hasn't been silent on the abortion issue at all, though. Granted, they've taken the 40th Anniversary of Roe to heavily promote it through many hosts like Maddow, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Toure. They even invited the largest abortion chain’s spokesperson, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, to discuss the need to increase access to abortion (as if there's any lack of access now). Toure "thanked God for abortion" as he explained he was in a "committed" relationship when his girlfriend got pregnant. But he knew she wasn't "the one". So much for "commitment". She had an abortion. He thanks God. FULL POST
Posted 1/21/13 at 10:53 AM | Ryan Bomberger |
In light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it’s important to take an honest look at our past. History has a way of illuminating basic truths. To a certain degree, we can look at documented events and understand how we’ve arrived at our present. This is why history, for many political pundits, must be controlled and revised. There’s a potency in that, often, easily discoverable truth, that unmasks liberals and exposes a past they so desperately want to hide. What better way to keep people in captivity than to convince them to stay on the ideological plantation?
There is a well-understood behavioral protocol in the black community where groupthink assures you inclusion. If one dares to veer off the ideological path, retribution is harsh. The masters, both black and white, won’t allow the superficial cohesion to come undone. Despite all of the evidence that decades of liberal social policies have wreaked havoc on families in every inner-city in America, the inevitable demonization for those who challenge the status quo is enough to silence most dissenters.
Martin Luther King Jr. once said: "Our lives begin to end the day we're silent about things that matter." I’ve never been good at being quiet.
Socially, the majority of black Americans are conservative on major issues, especially abortion. Yet these core beliefs are not reflected in the political actions of the black community. What explains this dissonance? Fear of defying the established, yet immensely flawed, precepts of liberalism keep too many from escaping to the north. Pundits, like media agitators Lawrence O’Donnell, Roland Martin, Tavis Smiley, Janeane Garofolo, and Keith Olbermann, make sure the fugitives are kept in check. FULL POST
Posted 1/16/13 at 9:13 AM | Ryan Bomberger |
What better way for an out-of-touch liberal organization to celebrate itself than in the land of make believe? The NAACP’s 44th Annual Image Awards honor black imagery churned out by often racist, anti-Christian, perpetually sexist, violent and pornographic Hollywood. Just skim the list of nominees and one is left with an overwhelming feeling: emptiness.
Django Unchained, with its graphic violence and 100 plus uses of the racially denigrating epithet, “nigger”, gets praise and nominations from the NAACP. “Lincoln”, a powerful film of historical substance, completely eliminates the most potent influence in Lincoln’s ideology and evolution on slavery—Frederick Douglass. There’s no protest from the NAACP, just a nomination. FULL POST
Posted 1/2/13 at 11:14 AM | Ryan Bomberger
Mainstream media has one foundational truth: the objective of journalism is not to be objective. Bias is an inherent part of today’s news organizations that, unapologetically, reveal their agenda with articles of advocacy and misrepresentation.
This is not just a characteristic of U.S. news operations, but a destructive flaw affecting news media worldwide. For instance, what ties the New York Times and the Irish Times together? When it comes to abortion, it’s their aversion to the truth that makes them “journalistic” twins. Both desperately convey abortion as merely a religious issue, led solely (according to their narrative) by Catholic bishops. Each news outfit refuses to show the true face of the Prolife movement: cross-generational, cross-cultural, cross-denominational, and filled with lots of informed and passionate women and young people. FULL POST