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Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.
Associated Press ^ | 10-15-09

Posted on 10/15/2009 4:49:51 PM PDT by Justaham

HAMMOND, La. (AP) - A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long.

Neither Bardwell nor the couple immediately returned phone calls from The Associated Press. But Bardwell told the Daily Star of Hammond that he was not a racist.

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1 posted on 10/15/2009 4:49:51 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Insane!!!


2 posted on 10/15/2009 4:50:23 PM PDT by ellery (It's a free country.)
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To: Justaham

this is so bizarre I half suspect a closet rat trying to enforce stereotypes regarding the south


3 posted on 10/15/2009 4:54:12 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Justaham
Hammond is just outside N.O..

I'm guessing the welcome mat was NOT out for Katrina refugees.

4 posted on 10/15/2009 4:54:41 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: samtheman

Just remember the rats WERE the original southern racists.


5 posted on 10/15/2009 4:55:44 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Justaham

So it’s okay for them to shack up and have a bunch of out of wedlock kids. What in the hell is this judge thinking?


6 posted on 10/15/2009 4:56:01 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Sunshine Sister

Dumba(( racists aren’t known for the whole thinking thing.


7 posted on 10/15/2009 4:57:18 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Justaham

This is disgusting. This judge should be removed from power immediately.


8 posted on 10/15/2009 4:57:49 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Justaham

Career-ender......


9 posted on 10/15/2009 5:00:16 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: Justaham
A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have.

I didn't think that my grandmother was still alive (she told me the same thing that interracial marriage between whites and anyone else was bad "for the children).

Its between a WOMAN and a MAN. That's all that should matter! Even if they are a match made in hell, it is their own damn decision!

10 posted on 10/15/2009 5:00:16 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: samtheman
Now that Google has made available hundreds of thousands of public domain books for free to download, I am reading a bunch of excellent books on observations of life in America in the 1850's and even during the civil war period.

Very readable in today's type of English, not like reading Ben Franklin.

Try "Army life in a Black Regiment" by Thomas Higginson Wentworth circa 1863 or "An Englishmans Travels in America; His observations of life and manners in the free and slave states" circa 1857.

No PC back then, these people tell it like it was and what and how the races thought, treated, and expected of each other.

Fascinating considering what is happening today and shocking when one realizes that the Plantation mentality is alive and well today and is embodied in the halls of the United States Congress, our Masters, and the democrat party and their constituents, who have become Overseers of us taxpayer slaves.

11 posted on 10/15/2009 5:05:26 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

this couple will have a good lawsuit against this “judge”....


12 posted on 10/15/2009 5:05:49 PM PDT by SunnyUsa (I'm not one of those "who are we to judge?" people)
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To: darkangel82

That’s true. Senators of which party wore the great white sheet in their younger years?


13 posted on 10/15/2009 5:06:29 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

(D).


14 posted on 10/15/2009 5:11:00 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Justaham
I'm enough of a racist to realize that there are immutable differences between black and white culture. One of these immutables is that any black man with an actual education has had to fight his own culture to get that education. (Versus having it greased and handed to them, like BO.)

But, I also know that a good many teenagers and immature women think it's "romantic" to do the Mandingo thing.

You can't fix stupid, and there is nothing more stupid than a liberal man or woman in smug love with his/her/it's "color blind" ideals.

This judge is going to get steamrollered for trying to be honest, and attempting to obstruct stupidity. Honesty is a failing in a public official exposed to Democrat, politically correct, justice.

15 posted on 10/15/2009 5:21:25 PM PDT by jonascord (Hey, we have the Constitution. What's to worry about?)
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To: SunnyUsa

I wonder how many outlets covering this story omit that the Judge is a Democrat.


16 posted on 10/15/2009 5:27:44 PM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: Justaham

Just curious here-—does anyone know if this guy does same sex marriages?


17 posted on 10/15/2009 5:28:57 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Justaham

I expect this guy to catch a pantload of legal trouble.


18 posted on 10/15/2009 5:44:56 PM PDT by dbeall
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To: Justaham
The ACLU was preparing a letter for the Louisiana Supreme Court, which oversees the state justices of the peace, asking them to investigate Bardwell and see if they can remove him from office, Schwartzman said.

Fascinating. The ACLU doesn't even care what the outcome of the investigation is. If they don't care about the outcome, I wonder if they care what the charges are? Something about this whole article doesn't pass the smell test.

19 posted on 10/15/2009 6:03:33 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Justaham

*facepalm*


20 posted on 10/15/2009 6:09:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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To: jonascord

He can have all the personal opinions he wants. But as an elected official, is he allowed to have his personal feelings dictate what he will or won’t do on the job? Is that legal? I can’t choose who I will or won’t serve based on their color and I’m not in any form of government.

And I do know many interracial couples that have good, solid marriages. One couple has been married for 40 years, the others are in the 20s (of marriage, not age) and a few are approaching 20. Not one of them is a teenager or an immature woman and about 1/3 of them are black wife/white husband. I also know many Hispanic/white or Asian/white marriages that are successful. None of these people are trying to be ‘trendy’ and they’re not stupid.


21 posted on 10/15/2009 7:37:10 PM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: jonascord

“Mandingo”, huh? What is this, the 1940s?
you sir, are an ass hole.


22 posted on 10/15/2009 7:54:19 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Justaham
Bardwell said he has discussed the topic with blacks and whites, along with witnessing some interracial marriages. He came to the conclusion that most of black society does not readily accept offspring of such relationships, and neither does white society, he said.

So what? Most of society does not accept children who are raised in anti-religious households, in households that home school, or in households where the parents are morons. Should people who are anti-religious, pro-homeschooling, or just plain moronic be prevented from getting married?

24 posted on 10/15/2009 8:22:24 PM PDT by timm22 (Think critically)
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To: jonascord
You can't fix stupid, and there is nothing more stupid than a liberal man or woman in smug love with his/her/it's "color blind" ideals.

Is it stupid for a good man of one race and a good woman of another race to love each other and get married?

Is it smart to allow bureaucrats to deny a marriage between a man and a woman based on the bureaucrat's perception of their compatibility?

25 posted on 10/15/2009 8:29:22 PM PDT by timm22 (Think critically)
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To: Rome2000

Interesting. Going to Google now.


26 posted on 10/15/2009 8:32:19 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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To: jonascord

You planning to tell that to Alan Keyes? Set him straight on his liberal interracial marriage too? Better bring your lunch. Gonna be one loooong ass-whipping.


27 posted on 10/15/2009 8:39:15 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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To: All

This judge is crazy. If he is trying to stop interracial marriages he’d better start with Moses who married an Ethiopian woman according to the Bible.

These days I am just glad that the couples trying to get together are a man and a woman and not a couple of homosexuals.


28 posted on 10/15/2009 8:50:59 PM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan (President Bush will go down as one of our greatest presidents (next to Ronald Reagan))
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To: jonascord
Then you can go set that liberal Clarence Thomas straight. (But get ready for another long ass-whipping).


29 posted on 10/15/2009 8:59:06 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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To: jonascord

In love, everything is equal.


30 posted on 10/15/2009 9:22:11 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Double Facepalm

31 posted on 10/15/2009 11:27:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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To: samtheman

Sounds like this JOP is doing enough to reinforce stereotypes without the help of any closest rats.


32 posted on 10/15/2009 11:32:09 PM PDT by Melas
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To: jonascord

You were right about one thing, and one thing only: You are a racist.


33 posted on 10/15/2009 11:38:32 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Justaham; Slings and Arrows
So, we have an idiot racisrt Republican judge...or DO we?

AP omits party affiliation of Louisiana justice who denied interracial marriage

Keith Bardwell only very recently became Republican. He was a life-long Democrat until December of last year.

Looks more like an idiot racist Rhinocrat judge...but still an idiot racist, who claims he isn't really a racist racist in his racism

http://apcheck.blogspot.com/

34 posted on 10/16/2009 12:05:46 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Weeeeeell, isn’t THAT special?


35 posted on 10/16/2009 12:11:17 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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To: ApplegateRanch

P.S. Permalink: http://apcheck.blogspot.com/2009/10/ap-omits-party-affiliation-of-louisiana.html


36 posted on 10/16/2009 12:12:08 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thanks for the Permalink.


37 posted on 10/16/2009 12:26:19 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: jonascord

If the judge is so honest and wise, you should be able to come up with statistics showing that interracial marriages have an astronomical divorce rate. So put up or shut up...and BTW, calling yourself a racist in an open post on FR is doing Bill O’Reilly and Keith Olbermann’s work for them.


38 posted on 10/16/2009 7:19:56 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We're right! We're free! And we'll fight! And you'll seeeeeeee!)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Regardless of party affiliation, he’s an activist judge who does not honor the language of law. Toss his fat rump from the bench.

And the media pretended that David Duke was never a Democrat either.

No more RINOs.


39 posted on 10/16/2009 8:24:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Not to agree with the judge’s premise but just picking an example, Barack Obama’s mother had 2 failed marriages (actually one as the first marriage to Barack’s father was invalid since he was a bigamist).

I say let them get married. He may be trying to instigate “debate” to advance same sex marriage AND slur his newfound Republican affliation.


40 posted on 10/16/2009 8:26:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: a fool in paradise

So what? That’s like pointing to Bill Clinton and saying that all Arkansan men cheat on their wives.


41 posted on 10/16/2009 8:47:28 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We're right! We're free! And we'll fight! And you'll seeeeeeee!)
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To: Mr. Silverback
I said that I don't agree with the premise. I said that the judge should be tossed off the bench for not ahering to the law.

But I also used it as an opportunity to point out that our president is screwed up and his family was screwed up. He needs counseling, not high office.

42 posted on 10/16/2009 8:49:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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