May 11, 2015 11:00 pm -


Prayers before meetings are banned in Rowan County, North Carolina, but the Chairman of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners says they’ll be held anyway–but only if they’re Christian prayers.

Chairman Carrol Mitchem said that prayers will continue to be held in Lincoln County, in addition to the removal of any persons who perform non-Christian prayers.

“A Muslim? He comes in here to say a prayer, I’m going to tell him to leave. 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.

After the American Civil Liberties Union filed a suit against Rowan County for their Christian prayers in 2013, Judge James Beaty ruled in the Union’s favor, saying that the county violated the First Amendment by referencing “Jesus” and The Savior” in their prayers, Lincoln Times News reported.

Mitchem further elaborated his beliefs, saying that he does not agree with current court decisions affecting individual beliefs throughout the nation.

“Changing rules on the way the United States was founded, Constitution was founded (I don’t like). 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,” he said.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

18 responses to County Chairman: Non-Christian Prayers Not Welcome

  1. Talkin_Truth May 11th, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    I’ll guess that my liberal Christians prayers wouldn’t be much more welcome, either.

    • rg9rts May 12th, 2015 at 4:50 am

      Unitarians need not apply

    • Anomaly 100 May 12th, 2015 at 8:53 am

  2. William May 11th, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    “Changing rules on the way the United States was founded,”
    Pick up a book you idiot.

    • Kick Frenzy May 12th, 2015 at 12:25 am

      That graphic should be posted far and wide and everywhere in-between.
      It’s an excellent collection of quotes!

    • thinkingwomanmillstone May 12th, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      Everytime someone says that America is a Christian nation, a republican gets a dunce cap.

  3. whatthe46 May 12th, 2015 at 12:55 am

    “Changing rules on the way the United States was founded, Constitution was founded (I don’t like).” then what he really means is that “i don’t give 10 flying fk’n monkey’s what the constitution says because i haven’t read it. i only know how to just say chit that sounds like it’s in there.”

  4. katkelly57 May 12th, 2015 at 2:36 am

    I have a prayer for ya Bubba…
    Dear Lord,
    Please send all these stupid mofo’s to hell.
    Thank you and Aaaaaaaamen!

  5. fahvel May 12th, 2015 at 2:54 am

    over fed uneducated ass represents people – wanna live there?

  6. bpollen May 12th, 2015 at 3:33 am

    And North Carolina reacts:

  7. rg9rts May 12th, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Separation of church and state has no meaning in North Carolina

  8. Warman1138 May 12th, 2015 at 6:41 am

    We should pelt them with fossils till they quit parroting one another and grow an extra brain cell.

    • Suzanne McFly May 12th, 2015 at 7:14 am

      We are gonna need a lot of fossils.

  9. Chris May 12th, 2015 at 7:10 am

    So much for revering the Constitution.

  10. Budda May 12th, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I see another law suit coming…with big fines and people being asked to leave their positions.

  11. Angelo_Frank May 12th, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Another uneducated dolt elected to a position of power where he forces his bigoted agenda onto others.

  12. FatRat May 12th, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I’m not 100% certain, but there might possibly be more than two religions on this planet. What over non-Christian religions are not allowed to pray?

  13. thinkingwomanmillstone May 12th, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Did this man have to take an oath of office? Did he deliberately bear false witness while doing so? I would like another lawsuit naming this cretin as a defendant. Arrogance and ignorance do not replace upholding the constitution as your official duty.