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    Yes, did I call this or what sometime ago.

    And who was telling us that the judge would survive because . . . never had a real reason other than "because".
     
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    What a douche.
     
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    This is ashame the Louisiana Justice of the Peace was forced to resign due to the pressures of todays harmful Political Correctness in politics. His refusal to marry a interracial couple because his own beliefs was not harmful in any manner. He was not a racist but was concerned about a mixed child growing up and the problems that child would deal with. All the mixed couple had to do is go to someone else to get married. The outrage at this good man by the media has gone overboard. Todays out of control liberal Political Correctness is ripping this nations morals, customs and traditional christian family values away from the foundation our nation was built upon that has made it great. Political Correctness is insuring the inner destruction of America and the traditional American Family way of life. His pressured resigning is a sad day in America and for the great State of Louisiana which I reside in.




    (CNN) -- A Louisiana justice of the peace who drew criticism for refusing to marry an interracial couple has resigned, the secretary of state's office said Tuesday.
    Keith Bardwell resigned in person at the Louisiana secretary of state's office, said spokesman Jacques Berry. The state Supreme Court will appoint an interim justice of the peace to fill Bardwell's position, Berry said, and a special election will be held next year to fill the position permanently.
    Bardwell, a justice of the peace for Tangipahoa Parish's 8th Ward, refused to perform a marriage ceremony for Beth Humphrey, 30, and her boyfriend Terence McKay, 32, both of Hammond, Louisiana, and sign their marriage license. The two were married by another justice of the peace.
    The couple filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against Bardwell and his wife, Beth Bardwell, on October 20, claiming the two violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.
    Initial reports were that Bardwell refused to issue a marriage license to the couple, but in the lawsuit Humphrey and McKay say they obtained the license from the parish court clerk's office and contacted Bardwell to see if he would perform the ceremony and sign the license to legally validate the marriage.
    Humphrey wound up speaking by telephone with Beth Bardwell, the lawsuit said, and Beth Bardwell asked Humphrey if they were a "mixed couple." When told they were an interracial couple, Beth Bardwell said, according to the lawsuit, "We don't do interracial weddings," and told her the two would have to go outside the parish to marry.
    Bardwell did not return repeated phone calls from CNN in October, but told CNN affiliate WAFB that he had no regrets about the decision. "It's kind of hard to apologize for something that you really and truly feel down in your heart you haven't done wrong," he said.
    In addition, he told the Hammond Daily Star in an October story that he did not marry the couple because he was concerned for the children that might be born of the relationship and that, in his experience, most interracial marriages don't last.

    "I'm not a racist," he said. "I do ceremonies for black couples right here in my house. My main concern is for the children."
    Humphrey said in October that she wanted Bardwell to resign. "He doesn't believe he's being racist, but it is racist," she said.
    According to the lawsuit, Bardwell estimated he refused to marry at least four other interracial couples in the past 2½ years.
    "Defendant Beth Bardwell ... aided, abetted and conspired with defendant Keith Bardwell to deprive plaintiffs of their constitutionally protected civil rights," according to the suit.
    No response to the suit has been filed, and it was unclear whether the Bardwells had retained an attorney. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages, claiming that Humphrey and McKay suffered emotional distress as a result of the incident.

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has said he believed Bardwell should lose his license, and the National Urban League called for an investigation into the incident by the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, saying in a statement that Bardwell's actions were "a huge step backward in social justice."
    According to the Census Bureau, Tangipahoa Parish is about 70 percent white and 30 percent black.

    The U.S. Supreme Court tossed out any racially-based limitations on marriage in the landmark 1967 ruling in the case Loving v. Virginia. In the unanimous decision, the court said that under the Constitution, "the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State."
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    Yeah, it was "political correctness" that he caved to. Not the fact that the job he chose to take requires him to set aside his own feelings on issues like race and adjudicate things impartially, following the law that fully decriminalized miscegenation in 1967.

    Also, it's pretty funny to be concerned about the welfare of a mixed-race child in a country where they just elected one to the Presidency.
     
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    It has nothing to do with politics it has to do with people rights. He resgin cause he knows he get won't get as many people. he is wrong. He has no right to deny someone no matter what the race is.

    race should never be a factor and it needs to stop. no matter the color of hte kids will also be pick on.

    kids and adults are just immature. every religion is different no point and bribing this into the position
     
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    What a fool.


    Official records show that after President John Adams sent the treaty to the Senate for ratification in May 1797, the entire treaty was read aloud on the Senate floor, and copies were printed for every Senator. A committee considered the treaty and recommended ratification, 23 of the 32 sitting Senators were present for the June 7 vote which unanimously approved the ratification recommendation



    Little-Known U.S. Document Proclaims America's Government is Secular - The Early America Review, Summer 1997

    America was not, in any sense, founded on "traditional Christian family values." We're a secular nation, always have been, thanks.
     
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    Christ, the guy is a moron in anybody's language...
     

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