Bigoted Louisiana Justice of the Peace: ‘I’m not racist, I let blacks use my bathroom’

By pams
Friday, October 16, 2009 18:47 EDT
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OMFG. When I read the AP version of the story of the justice of the peace Keith Bardwell in Hammond, Louisiana’s Tangipahoa Parish’s 8th Ward — the man who refused to marry an interracial couple out of “concern for the children,” I thought that was bad enough.

But the CNN, USA TODAY and AP reports oddly left out the real money quote Bardwell offered up. You may have read this:

“I’m not a racist,” Bardwell told the newspaper. “I do ceremonies for black couples right here in my house. My main concern is for the children.”

Well look at what The Guardian and several others published — also from the AP — that you might not have seen:

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

WTF? So the intimacy of letting a black *ss sit on your pot is proof positive that you’re not racist Mr. Bardwell? Wow. He must have just gotten rid of the outhouse he had reserved for the black bride and groom.

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