"I'm not a racist," Bardwell said. "I do ceremonies for black couples right here in my house. My main concern is for the children."
Bardwell said from his experience, "99 percent of the time" the interracial couple consists of a black man and white woman.
"I find that rather confusing," he said.
He said he has discussed the topic with blacks and whites, along with witnessing some interracial marriages. Bardwell said he came to the conclusion that most black society does not readily accept offspring of such relationships, and neither does white society.
"Yet, the children are innocent. They had nothing to do with that," he said.
In many cases, he said, the grandparents or a relative ends up with the children.
"I don't do interracial marriages because I don't want to put children in a situation they didn't bring on themselves," Bardwell said. "In my heart, I feel the children will later suffer."
Like Digby said, "Right. Their poor kids could grow up to be president someday."
Sure, it's just a nutty old guy. I mean, the ACLU is doing the right thing trying to get him removed. But you could say it's not an official policy and it's just some loon acting on his own. Except for this:
He said the state attorney general told him years ago that he would eventually get into trouble for not performing interracial marriages.
Ummm, why didn't the attorney general actually do anything about it?