NC County: No Non-Christian Prayers Allowed at Meetings

NC County: No Non-Christian Prayers Allowed at Meetings May 12, 2015

I’m sure it will come as a shock that one of the county commissioners in Lincoln County, North Carolina is a bigoted moron. When asked about a court ruling in a neighboring county that said they can’t limit their pre-meeting prayers only to Christians, he went full stupid:

The delivery of Christian prayers prior to county government meetings is a tradition that won’t dissipate anytime soon, as long as some Lincoln County commissioners have their way.

In response to a question concerning Rowan County, which was recently ordered by a federal court judge to cease its pre-meeting prayers, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners chairman Carrol Mitchem said that not only will invocations remain in Lincoln County, but that he would see to it that no non-Christian prayers are delivered on his watch.

“A Muslim? He comes in here to say a prayer, I’m going to tell him to leave,” Mitchem said. “I have no use for (those) people. They don’t need to be here praying to Allah or whoever the hell they pray to. I’m not going to listen to (a) Muslim pray.”…

Mitchem said he doesn’t agree with anybody, religious minorities especially, altering the way things are done.

“Changing rules on the way the United States was founded, Constitution was founded (I don’t like),” Mitchem said. “I don’t need no Arab or Muslim or whoever telling me what to do or us here in the county what to do about praying. If they don’t like it, stay the hell away.”

Isn’t it funny how they absolutely insist that anyone who attends their public governmental meetings must sit through their Christian religious exercises every single time, but they throw a temper tantrum at the idea of having to sit through even one single non-Christian prayer?


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