Contact: Bethany Marie, The Radiance Foundation, 877-517-4463, [email protected]
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- The NAACP is falsely accusing The Radiance Foundation and its chief creative officer, Ryan Bomberger of "trademark infringement" over an ad campaign that exposes the NAACP's pro-abortion position.
In response, Radiance and Bomberger, who is black, has asked a federal court to declare that the First Amendment protects their exercise of free speech and that their speech does not infringe on any of the NAACP's trademarks or other rights. The lawsuit does not seek any damages.
Bomberger has written for several years about the NAACP's pro-abortion actions, satirically referring to the organization as the "National Association for the Abortion of Colored People."
"It is ironic that a black man is being sued by the nation's oldest civil rights group for exercising his most basic civil right -- the freedom of speech," said Bomberger. "This threat of legal action from the NAACP is nothing more than a multi-million dollar organization's attempt to bully someone who's simply telling the truth. Our inner-cities are crumbling, two-parent married families barely exist, 72.3 percent of our children are born into homes without fathers, and the NAACP wants to silence me for pointing out its support of abortion."
Planned Parenthood co-sponsors the NAACP's annual conventions, and the NAACP has shown its support of the nation's largest abortion chain by frequently defending it.
Former NAACP President Julian Bond once spoke at a dinner for NARAL and praised the fact that black women have high abortion rates.
Sixty percent of viable black pregnancies are aborted in New York City, the home of NARAL and Planned Parenthood. Statistics show that more black babies are aborted in New York City than are born alive: 1,489 black babies are aborted for every 1,000 born alive.
To educate the public, Bomberger, an adoptee and adoptive father, created the www.TooManyAborted.com abortion awareness campaign. The public ad campaign was the first to expose the eugenic racism that gave birth to Planned Parenthood and the tragic alliance that exists between the nation's oldest civil rights group and the nation's abortion giant.
Alliance Defending Freedom allied attorney Charles M. Allen with the Glen Allen, Va. firm Goodman, Allen & Filetti PLLC filed Friday in U.S. District Court in The Radiance Foundation v. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division.
The NAACP letter threatening legal action as well as Radiance's declaratory action filed in federal court can be viewed online at www.TheRadianceFoundation.org/NAACP. For more information, please call 1-877-517-4463.
The Radiance Foundation is an educational, life-affirming 501c3 organization that illuminates the intrinsic value every person possesses.