“I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in mixing the races that way. 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.” -- Justice of the Peace, Keith Bardwell
Despite a Supreme Court ruling in 1967 that Virginia's ban on interracial marriage was unconstitutional, Mr. Bardwell believes that his stance is legal. In defense of his position, he said that neither white society nor black society was ready to accept the children of an interracial relationship.
I must wonder sometimes if folks like Mr. Bardwell even believe the garbage coming out of their mouths. Using his logic, since half of all marriages end in divorce, maybe Mr. Bardwell should refuse to marry anyone.
Yep, these are the folks we elect to sit on the bench. Makes you stop and wonder.