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Louisiana JP Keith Bardwell Refuses To Marry Interracial Couple

Keith Bardwell

Meet Keith Bardwell, a Louisiana justice of the peace who in an amazing act of time travel is making headlines because he refused to marry an interracial couple.

Bardwell, channeling 1949 claims that children from interracial couples are discriminated against, and that in his experience interracial marriages don’t last long anyway.

“I’m not a racist. I just don’t believe in mixing the races that way,” Keith Bardwell told AP. “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.”

Apparently though, somebody should think of the children! “There is a problem with both groups accepting a child from such a marriage. I think those children suffer and I won’t help put them through it.”

“But I’m not a racist…I try to treat everyone equally” he helpfully added.

Beth Humphrey, 30, and Terence McKay, 32, are considering filing a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Justice Department.

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26 Responses to “Louisiana JP Keith Bardwell Refuses To Marry Interracial Couple”

  1. Norris Hall

    Whenever you have someone say something like “I have a lot of black friends”…pretty good chance is they wouldn’t want their daughter marrying anyone of them

  2. Michelle

    As a fairly well educated southern Louisiana native, I find Keith Bardwell’s behavior in very poor taste. He does get a minor kudo for at least directing these interracial couples to other Justices of the Peace who don’t share his misguided views.

    As for you, Duncan Riley, I do not find your brand of humor funny in the slightest. In the best of lights, you come across as a petty liar. In the worst of lights, a manipulator who preys on the emotions of his readers for attention and/or money. It’s a common gimmick, really. You can feel comfortable in its widespread acceptance.

  3. Christine Hennessey

    I don’t know if this is his photo or not, but this is his address:
    E. Keith Bardwell
    23288 Bardwell Rd.
    Ponchatoula, LA 70454

  4. Anonymous

    With a black (mulatto) President now, i wish Keith Bardwell stands for his ideology to fight till he gets prison for life lol.

  5. Pogo

    I KNOW FOR A FACT that the American South is not COMPLETELY racist. Out buddy Keith here sure makes it hard for the rest of Southeners to go to bed without a queasy stomach.

    Racisim = fear and ignorance. Keith has a plethora of both it would appear.

  6. rusty free

    I don’t know what yer all belly achin about, Ol Bardwell gave my brother and sister a beautiful service.

  7. Anonymous

    Right, I’m trying to see the relevance of your comment. On one side, you have a couple being denied their right to marriage (and they’re not even gay!) because the official does not believe in the races mixing. You think that’s not hypocritical but then you place next to your “evidence” of blacks being toothless and committing a crime which then leads me to believe that you don’t want the races mixing. That is inherently racist. I miss the days where you could label someone racist and then you know where they stood. Now everybody and their mom claims they’re not racist but their actions speak to the contrary. Thank God those people are dying off. I just hope (but doubt) that you’re over the age of 60 so you can go with your fallen comrades as well.

  8. Anonymous

    Right, I’m trying to see the relevance of your comment. On one side, you have a couple being denied their right to marriage (and they’re not even gay!) because the official does not believe in the races mixing. You think that’s not hypocritical but then you place next to your “evidence” of blacks being toothless and committing a crime which then leads me to believe that you don’t want the races mixing. That is inherently racist. I miss the days where you could label someone racist and then you know where they stood. Now everybody and their mom claims they’re not racist but their actions speak to the contrary. Thank God those people are dying off. I just hope (but doubt) that you’re over the age of 60 so you can go with your fallen comrades as well.

  9. Anonymous

    Name one famous interracial couple. It’s also proven genetically that diluting the races leaves the offspring genetically inferior. Stupid libs and their “progressive” politics are going to run this country into the ground. Why do you think that Chinese, Indian, and the Anglo-Saxon model has worked for CENTURIES?! They do not dilute the their genes. Only in the US is this possible and that is why we will lose our footing in the upcoming century.

  10. Anonymous

    I love the pictures that goes with the story. Nothing to do with the people involved, just there to remind us what LSU fans look like. HAHAHAHAHAHA

  11. Nikon

    We have not lost our footing idiot! You sound like Hitler. It didn’t seem to make the President inferior…you’re an idiot and need removed from this planet..better yet, just erased, we don’t need people like you here, to degrade what so many of us are trying to fix.

  12. Kelly

    Ha ha ha. Well there you go. The South rises again. And, the best part is, Bardwell is actually proud of himself. All you can do is laugh at him!!!

  13. Nikon

    I am a 34 year old Black American and have been with my White wife since I was 17 years of age. We have 3 beautiful kids and are all accepted into society. This is a ridiculous reason to not grant a marriage license. Whether you agree with or disagree with, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE LAW. In 1963 it was ruled you cannot deny a marriage of a woman and man, for any reason as long as it did not break the law such as bigamy. I disagree with 55 MPH on the interstate, but I must still follow the law. He MUST be removed as the JOP period. I hate that we are actually having this discussion in the day in age, especially since the President of the United States is a byproduct of an interracial marriage. This sucks people. It really does.

  14. Anonymous

    Heidi Klum and Seal. Perfectly pleasant couple too.

    America has worked because of its diversity. It has nothing to do with liberal or conservative politics – it’s just the way it is. If you want to drag politics into it, America has the oldest goverment in the world. Regime changes have occured in all of the countries you cited in the last 150 years.

    Also, not to pick on the UK, but there are some gangly fellows in that country that could use some fresh injections into the gene pool. Inbreeding leads to health issues. It’s been proven in any other species, and the same goes for humans too.

  15. Anonymous

    First, this president is a disaster leading us to Fascism. Second, he is an affirmative action baby who has been accepting “feed” for decades now. Third, if it wasn’t for this “feed,” he would be like some joe schmo lawyer that nobody cares about. You guys are so quick to bring up this racism but completely ignore the racism of affirmative action. Goes to show that the NAACP is a bigger racist than the KKK ever was.

  16. Kelly

    And to Guest – WHAT??? Oh my. Hee hee hee. You reallllllllllly make educated people laugh!!

  17. Anonymous

    You’re an idiot, one thing this country would be all white if it weren’t for whooooooooo….greedy, lazy, sexually wayward white men. So don’t complain about the culture of this GREAT GREAT GREAT country. This land was once all indian and thanks to you-know-who…. We now have an intelligent, mixed race president of the united states. mixed race marriages and their offspring have problems because of racism and racist people. So your logic really doesn’t make sense. But like all racist you’ll find a way to make it make sense.

  18. Anonymous

    Oh and by the way Machelle Obama is also mixed race, so is tiger woods, etc, etc, etc! Did you say something about not one famous person? Daniel Hale Willams.

  19. John Q Public

    This story (and some of the comments here) smacks of liberal extremist propaganda. Has anyone really fact checked this? I’ve personally experienced the lengths the liberal haters will go in the media and on the internet to confound the general public. Its Orwellian!

  20. Anonymous

    Yeah, us hateful and ruthless liberals spreading our propaganda of equality for all and whatnot. God, when did we become so evil? Why do I hate America so much when I talk about wanting everybody to be treated the same? Mr. Conservative, tell me how to love America like you.

  21. Raha

    The funny thing is, it’s now proven fact EVERYONE has genetic roots in Africa. All that “white superiority” wouldn’t exist if Our ancestors- black Africans- hadn’t given rise to civilization. Read a book people.

  22. Anonymous

    To all of you who have problems with race mixing. Where was all of this protest against blacks and whites having offspring during slavery. Slavery was one big white sex orgy in America. White Americans did not have a problem with race mixing then. We didn’t ask for our blood to be diluted. The hypocrisy in America is obvious.