Tangipahoa Parish News

Will Jindal enforce civil rights in LA – should he?

What’s the conservative principle on this one?

NEW ORLEANS – 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.

“I’m not a racist. I just don’t believe in mixing the races that way,” Bardwell told the Associated Press on Thursday. “I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else.”

Bardwell said he asks everyone who calls about marriage if they are a mixed race couple. If they are, he does not marry them, he said.


I am glad the previous responder pulled back from their, “it’s like a doctor who doesn’t want to perform abortions,” position because the two are not at all alike.

All you need to know about this situation is the use of the phrase, “I’m not a racist.” Anyone who utters this sentence, particularly after committing an act of (overt) racism, is in fact a racist that we should all worry about.

I hope that Jindal uses this as an opportunity to rid Louisiana of the many elected officials that have one set of laws for their community and another for those they don’t like.

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