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Gay Louisville Pastor and His Partner of 9 Years Arrested After Demanding Marriage License: VIDEO


Openly gay Louisville Baptist Minister The Rev. Bojangles Blanchard and his partner of 9 years, Domique James, were arrested yesterday after a peaceful "pray-in" at City Hall, where they requested and were denied a marriage license.

2_blanchardThe couple then refused to leave. They were taken into custody and charged with criminal trespass.

Said Blanchard to WDRB: "President Obama obviously supports this. There's other people in our state and city and country who support it. But, we need regular folk to stand up and be heard and let their faces be seen and their words be read, so that people know that this is not alright,"


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  1. Ha ha. The Onion is so funny. Gay Baptist minister from Louisville named "Bojangles." How do they come up with this stuff?

    Posted by: Oxnard Rick | Jan 23, 2013 11:00:15 AM

  2. Gay Baptist Minister Bojangles.

    So many things wrong with that sentence.

    Posted by: johnny | Jan 23, 2013 11:17:33 AM

  3. Gay priests are worse than gay republicans in my opinion. Like the name though.

    Posted by: Fensox | Jan 23, 2013 11:40:50 AM

  4. Mister Bojangles.

    Mister Bojangles.


    Posted by: arrant | Jan 23, 2013 11:56:15 AM

  5. @Fensox: He is a Reverend not a Priest. Big difference.

    Posted by: DAN | Jan 23, 2013 12:14:31 PM

  6. What the hell is wrong with you people? He is an out gay Baptist minister. He is open and honest with his congregation and frequently makes the local paper for his efforts on behalf of Louisville's LGBT community. I have never met the man or his partner but know the good that he does. Who among us can say we are as brave as he is?

    Give the Rev. Bojangles the respect he deserves for speaking up for fairness and equality for our community.

    Now have at it - criticize me and leave him alone. At least he accomplished something meaningful yesterday.

    Posted by: Tony | Jan 23, 2013 6:29:00 PM

  7. I find it interesting that most Louisville news sources saw the predominance of comments in support of the couple. Only WDRD saw the opposite. This is very, very promising.

    Posted by: Dave | Jan 23, 2013 10:20:28 PM

  8. Johnny is a troll on here and consistently makes anti gay comments. Nothing to see here folks.

    Posted by: Dynex | Jan 23, 2013 11:14:33 PM

  9. The trolls have outnumbered the sane posters on this site, for sure.

    Posted by: Gio | Jan 23, 2013 11:14:57 PM

  10. The Reverend Bojangles applies for a marriage license. Arrested for trespassing. I wanna talk to the Success Kid or Sudden Clarity Clarence meme.

    Posted by: Manny Espinola | Jan 24, 2013 6:53:54 AM

  11. It happened in Kentucky...the home of the trolls that oppose the LGBT community. What did you expect from these right-wing morons?

    Posted by: LOL | Jan 24, 2013 3:25:52 PM

  12. postscript: I love the Revs. name.

    Posted by: LOL | Jan 24, 2013 3:27:47 PM

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