Black pro-life leader blasts opposition from college

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

abortion activists protestingA renowned African American pro-life leader and speaker believes that the treatment he has received after speaking at Wheaton College is simply outrageous.

Pro-life activist Ryan Bomberger – who heads the Radiance Foundation and promotes the theme, Life Has Purpose – recently appeared at the Christian liberal arts college in Illinois at the invitation of the College Republicans. His presentation was titled, “Black Lives Matter: In and out of the Womb.”

Soon after his speaking engagement, Bomberger was denounced in an email from student government leadership and the Student Activities Office.

"The speaker of this event, Ryan Bomberger, made several comments at the event that deeply troubled members of the community,” Wheaton College student leaders proclaimed in their email. “His comments – surrounding the topic of race, made many students, staff and faculty of color – feel unheard, and unsafe on our campus." (Read the entire email from student leaders)

Statement from Wheaton College

"As an explicitly Christian, academically rigorous learning community, Wheaton College welcomes challenging ideas and sees them as an important part of the learning process within an environment of care and respect for all of our students.

"Recently, the Wheaton College Republicans club hosted speaker Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation, who presented a talk titled “Black Lives Matter: In and Out of the Womb.” Students stayed afterward to continue to engage Mr. Bomberger in conversation.

"While some students found Mr. Bomberger’s ideas noncontroversial, others were concerned by his statements during and after the presentation and Q&A. They shared their concerns with elected student leaders, who later sent an e-mail to undergraduate students commenting on Mr. Bomberger’s remarks and sharing their intention to create additional opportunities for dialogue.

"Wheaton College’s philosophy is to couple the presentation of challenging ideas with opportunities for care and reflection in response to the needs of our campus community."

Bomberger insisted that such a claim is ridiculous.

"What this all boils down to is that because I'm black, I'm biracial – white and black – and I didn't tow the liberal racial line, they attacked me," Bomberger told OneNewsNow. "Five people were involved in this letter – only one person actually attended the presentation."

Bomberger

Bomberger also stressed that nowhere in the denouncement of his presentation did anyone point out that he, too, is a person of color – something Bomberger viewed as a key point.

"The great thing is there is an online version of the talk from Wheaton – so it's all recorded,” the African American pro-life leader asserted. “Yet people who opposed me had no problem – just completely making up things that were never said … distorting things that were said, and Wheaton administration has done nothing to stop these defamatory statements."

Not every student at Wheaton has been critical of Bomberger and or his message. The vocal black conservative noted that even Wheaton parents and alumni are upset with the way the school has handled this situation.

"It is a small group of those who are opposing and who are saying some really slanderous things that are just not true about me as a person – the way that I conduct myself," Bomberger explained.


Editor's note: Statement from Wheaton College added after story was originally posted.

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