Ryan Bomberger, co-founder and chief creative officer of The Radiance Foundation in Loudon County, Virginia, has long been vocal about his pro-life beliefs.

This year, he will speak at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, which takes place February 20-23.

Ahead of the event, he told Fox News Digital on Monday morning: “The climate change we should all be most concerned about today is the one happening at home. The U.S., unfortunately, leads with the highest number of single-parent families.” in the world – and the vast majority (80%) of them are households headed by single women.”

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He added that the absence of parents at home “is an epidemic – and its impact on the family, community and society is devastating”.

Bomberger called this crisis the “most ignored crisis on the left, which falsely insists that mothers and fathers are interchangeable or disposable.”

Pro-life activist Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation in Loudon County, Virginia, believes that in America today, the absence of fathers in the family “is an epidemic” and that its impact on the family, community and society is “devastating ”. He will appear in Nashville, Tennessee, this month at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. (“Fox & Friends”/Screenshot)

Bomberger said “nothing can replace a father. Not a woman. Not a live-in boyfriend. Not government insistence programs (that insist fathers stay out of the picture),” he added in comments included in a statement from press release that was shared with Fox News Digital.

“Today’s popular culture would like to think that family can be defined any way, but there are clear differences in outcomes for children,” he added before his appearance in Nashville.

“Masculinity should be celebrated, not belittled.”

“Neither nature nor God intended women to play the role of mother and father. We do not look down on single parents, especially those who do everything they can to support their child(ren) – but we must highlight the ideal, the model that brings the most benefits to our children and our society,” Bomberger said.

Recent US Census data (2022 data) indicated that about 18.3 million children in America live without a father at home – comprising about one in four children.

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Children raised in homes without fathers or father figures are more likely to “face abuse and neglect, drop out of school, abuse drugs and alcohol, suffer from obesity and even go to prison,” according to the same census, Bomberger said. .

The Radiance Foundation highlights the importance of fathers as part of a “happy, healthy family” – and believes that “masculinity should be celebrated, not belittled”.

Personal connection

Bomberger himself was adopted as a child — and in previous comments to Fox News Digital, he praised the parents who welcomed him into their home years ago and embraced him as their own. “My mom and dad are the most amazing people I’ve met,” he said.

He said that his “biological mother experienced the horror and violence of rape” – and that he, Bomberger, is the product of that rape.

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Bethany Bomberger, who co-founded The Radiance Foundation with her husband, Ryan Bomberger, is the author of several books, just like him. (Bethany Bomberger/Radiance Foundation)

He is grateful, he said, to have had the opportunity to live and to have been welcomed into a loving, compassionate family that includes 12 siblings, nine of whom were adopted from situations of neglect, abuse or poverty.

“None of us would be better off dead,” he said. “We are better loved.”

She left an abusive relationship, later learning that she was pregnant.

Bomberger's wife, Bethany, co-founded The Radiance Foundation with him — and went through dramatic circumstances herself.

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Before the couple met, she left an abusive relationship, later learning that she was pregnant.

At the time, “she felt ashamed that, as a teacher in Philadelphia's inner-city schools, she herself was in the same situation. [very] place” she hoped her own students wouldn't occupy, Bethany Bomberger told Fox News Digital previously.

However, she stood her ground, went through the pregnancy – and gave birth to a daughter.

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The Bomberger family, with Ryan and his wife Bethany Bomberger at the center. (Radiance Foundation)

“That girl radically and beautifully changed her life,” said Ryan Bomberger. “Her name is Radiance – we call her Rai Rai. We named the foundation after her.”

The Bomberger family today also includes three other brothers, two of whom were adopted.

In Nashville, Bomberger plans to talk about faith, fatherhood and masculinity, Fox News Digital said.

“Identity politics will not help us better consider human dignity – but loving each other will.”

He takes a strong stance against abortion.

“When a child is conceived, the man becomes a father,” Bomberger said. “The abortion industry has created a culture of abandonment that denies this biological and social reality.”

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The Radiance Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit group that “affirms that every human life has a God-given purpose.” (iStock)

CDC data indicates that 87% of women who have abortions are not married.

“Responsibility has become someone else's concern, and the solution to 'unplanned' pregnancies – the natural result of sexual behavior – is death,” Bomberger said.

“Most of the time, an innocent child is left defenseless due to the absence of a father.”

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Added Bomberger: “We emphasize love above all else. Identity politics will not help us better consider human dignity – but loving each other will.”

Pro-abortion groups and the mainstream media really “don’t know what to do with me,” he also said.

“I'm brown, adopted, passionately pro-life — and also an adoptive parent.”

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The Radiance Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit group that “affirms that every human life has a God-given purpose.”

Deirdre Reilly contributed reporting.

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