The past few days have been a vortex of insanity in America. One village idiot writ large, Keith Bardwell, is a justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish in Louisiana, as you've probably heard by now.
It's astounding that this fool would admit, on television, to breaking decades-old federal law by refusing to marry interracial couples, because he's worried about "the children." Oh please. Bring me the barf bag if this guy gets more air time.
Um, since when is the justice of the peace supposed to be worried about how long other people's marriages last? Is he a marriage counselor, too? (Perish the thought!)
The widow of my former pastor, the late Herbert Schwandt (founder of Peace Lutheran Church in NE Washington), must be shaking her head at this nonsense, as she and her husband were married for 35 years, until his death in 2006. Supposedly, Pastor Schwandt once remarked that he hadn't even seen a black person until after he joined the army. My, how his life changed years later, when he married Kay, a black woman, and even more after they had three children.
Yes, the kids are alright.