County Commissioner Storms Out When Muslim Prayer Is Used To Open Meeting

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by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News

Commissioners in a North Carolina county voted to end religious invocations before their meetings after the chairman walked out while a man opened with a Muslim prayer.

The Lincoln County commissioners had recently adopted a policy of allowing members of any faith to give the invocation, in response to legal action.

Local government boards have long opened meetings with a religious invocation. In recent years, counties that have regularly opened with Christian prayer have been forced to revisit their practices. A federal judge ruled earlier this year that the practice of opening meetings in nearby Rowan County with only Christian prayers violated the U.S. Constitution. The county is appealing the ruling.

So under the new rule, a Muslim Imam was permitted to open the meeting with a reading from the Koran, as the Charlotte Observer reported.

But as the Imam began to speak, Board Chairman Carrol Mitchem arose and suddenly left the meeting, according to the Lincoln Times-News. The stunned Muslim briefly stopped, then continued after the Chairman had left.

The shocked board then revoked their open-invocation police, and will now open with a moment of silence instead. There is word that some Muslims may now sue them over it.

Mitchem, the defiant Lincoln County chairman, had said in interviews in the weeks prior that only Christian prayers would be welcome at his meetings.

“I’m not going to have a new religion, or pray to Allah or nothing like that,” Mitchem told WBTV, saying that anyone opposed to Christian prayer can “wait until we’re done praying.”

Mitchem refused to apologize, or back down after the final vote, in response to Muslim “outrage,” the Observer observed.


  • George French

    Good for him. As an athiest, I am tolerant and accepting of other religions and have attended many other religious ceremonies, but I could not stay for a religion th
    at is trying to kill me and destroy the USA.

    • formercanuck

      Exactly. While some of the leftist may complain that it’s Christianity over Islam… to be ‘truly’ fair and NOT discriminate (athiests included) all ‘prayers’ must be removed. This happened in elementary schools many moons ago (no ‘Christmas’ events or ‘Easter’ or ‘Passover’, nor ‘Ramadan’. I think a moment of silence is a good idea.

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      • Keith Johnson

        This is just what muslims want, stop all freedoms we have, and it is working. This is America and not some hell hole muslim country. Go to Iran if anyone wants islam. Keep islam out of our country. No matter what people say this is a Christian Country and always will be.

      • Chuck Taylor

        Then there shouldn’t be any holidays off for those occasions either! Work straight through just like any other week . . . . . . .

    • Gary Meschede

      wow thats a lot for you to say and i thank you for it

    • WanderingStray

      Well said.

    • W Dawes

      It isn’t a religion, it is a cult. There was no covenant between Muhammad and God. It was Muhammad, sitting in a cave, which was later discovered to be full of gas, that said an angel spoke to him. Then his wife and friends called him a prophet. No covenant, no miracle, nothing. Just a Muslim communist desert bandit.

  • JustStop

    I agee. I would have walked out.

    • Richard M

      After looking at him, pointing and shouting “In the Name of Christ, I command you to be gone demon”.

  • Renee Curry-Harper

    Good for him but he should watch his back one of those muslins might try to sick it to him.

  • mcd1948

    Islam. The scourge of the earth.

  • Bob

    WARNING Muslims ‘will’ take over using our own generous laws as cover. They must be deported or simply removed one way or another.

    • Had Enough

      Not deported Bob….they need to be destroyed !

    • Kyright

      Until Islam is removed from this World this will keep on happening. Islam was at war with Christians since mohammed declared himself a prophet. Prophet of Satan. This religion is evil and was spawned by the demon mohammed. What religion tells it’s followers that eternal life will be of one of submission by women for the males? Obsurd.

    • Rebecca

      Heard the at about Communism too. The only one doing dages are the ones who call thselves Christians. But actually not. Just those 1% . whobhave their own agendas

      • MacClocker

        ???? Please do not post while drunk

    • calypsodancler

      We also need to apply this strategy to any liberal who who kneels before them.

  • Had Enough

    I’m so F’in tired of this Muslim BULL$HIT !

    • LORD DRAGUIL

      yep

      • leroy wilcox

        long live the warthog

        • Gary Meschede

          one of the best planes ever made

  • SGTEGROCK

    SEE WHAT THEY WHAT US TO DO ~
    IF WE DON’T BOW to THEIR PAGAN, HEDONISTIC ‘allah’,
    ….THEN WE’LL BOW to NO-ONE ! *

    • Had Enough

      That’s why the need to be annihilated ! Completely taken off the face off the earth !

      • Jason Bruce

        And they think the same of you… so who is right??

        • Had Enough

          I’m right because this is my country ! Those who don’t love, believe, support, and follow the rules of my country need to go away !
          PERMANENTLY !!!

        • Stephen James

          Maybe they’re both wrong!

  • nnss

    Islam is not a religion. It is a violent terroristic group, out to destroy the past 10 centuries of civilisation.

    • francesca9

      islam is no different than witchcraft…they are not religions!

      • Pytheus

        woah wait a sec, when was the last time a Wiccan shot up or bombed anything. No reason to throw them in with the lot. And who are you to say they aren’t a religion? Islam is a religion, a very destructive one, more so than the christian religion. Wiccans have not started wars or threatened anyone for not believing as they do so leave them out of this.

    • Chuck Taylor

      Islam is a political movement masquerading as a religion.

  • disqus_O7hsVPQ8xN

    He is an ignorant man!
    How is it ok for the ones he approves but not the ones he
    does not. . Fair is Fair. Rules are Rules. .
    This country is open to all religions and faiths and nonfaiths.
    You do not have to pray with them anymore than they have to pray with you. But respect each other and stand in silence.
    “The Lincoln County commissioners had recently adopted a policy of allowing members of any faith to give the invocation, in response to legal action. So under the new rule, a Muslim Imam was permitted to open the meeting with a reading from the Koran, as the Charlotte Observer
    reported.”.
    “Mitchem, the defiant Lincoln County chairman, had said in interviews in the weeks prior that only Christian prayers would be welcome at his meetings.”
    ““I’m not going to have a new religion, or pray to Allah or nothing like that,” Mitchem told WBTV, saying that anyone opposed to Christian prayer can “wait until we’re done praying.”
    Mitchem refused to apologize, or back down after the final vote, in response to Muslim “outrage,” the Observer observed.”

    • Had Enough

      Your a fucking whack job…

    • Kyright

      Why don’t you go live in Islam land? Take a magic carpet ride troll.

      • disqus_O7hsVPQ8xN

        How sad that one thinks so negatively and with such hostility and sadness.

        • Crypt

          You’re free to believe however you’d like, but you are not free to try and make anyone else believe that humping goats and smelling like dung while you beat a woman for not wearing a tent is a good thing. Sorry but Islam sucks and so do you.

    • Harold Hornback

      disqus_O7hsVPQ8xN. The 1st Amendment to the Constitution guarantees your right to free speech. But, no where in it is contained that people have to listen to you. By the way, maybe you should try to understand the motivation behind the Commissioners actions. Oh….wait…wait….. that would require thought….. wouldn’t it?

      • disqus_O7hsVPQ8xN

        O, Do tell O’Thoughtful One, What his motivation was.
        Then again I am not sure that you can state that because Unless he has personally told you what his motivation was/is out of his own mouth to your own ears then it will only be an assumption of yours.

  • RedMeatState

    I’d refuse to join them in praying to Satan as well!!! Because that’s who they worship and obey!!

  • Mark Wurz

    I am not Christian, however I do believe in God, this country was founded by Christians under Christian principle. Until a majority votes to oust the principles they should stand

    • independent_az

      The Treaty of Tripoli clearly states, “the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”

      • Harold Hornback

        independent_az……..Sir, I hate to tell you (not really) this. Snopes says you’re wrong on this. That this is a unfounded miss interpretation of the actual treaty.But, you’re more than welcome to go read it for yourself. Take your time and try again.

        • independent_az

          I am happy to tell you that you are wrong. I posted an actual quote from the actual treaty. It’s in plain English. No interpretation necessary. You really should try to visit reality sometime.

          • Richard M

            It wasn’t founded on the Christian religion(which one would that be?) but it was founded on Christian principles. Before you deny that, I’ll go ahead and tell you to step back in time and read the writings of the Founders.

  • Ednar

    All people should know Christians do NOT share the same God, same prophet, same Jesus, same heaven or even the Pentateuch with Islam!

    I have lots of proof from the bible & Quran.
    Any Muslims here reading this can challenge me here & now!

    Islam created these things 600 years after the REAL BIBLE JESUS WENT UP TO HEAVEN!

    Genesis, from the Old Testament, can prove ALLAH does NOT exist & Muhammad is NOT a prophet.

    LOT, Adam, Ishmael, Muhammad & all 124,000 alleged prophets in the Quran are NOT prophets in the bible.

    The Quran is fabricated.

    Jesus never said what he allegedly said in the Quran .. in the bible.

    • Stephen James

      How about the Quran AND the Bible were fabricated by men that collect money and power…

  • francesca9

    good for him, i would walk out.

  • Kyright

    I’m sick to death of these savages insisting on changing our cultures. I would like to ship all muslimes back to their hell hole Countries. We are at war with Islam. WTH are we doing?

    • calypsodancler

      ISLAM is at war WITH US, with the backing of the muslim in the Rainbow House. He will NOT order our military defend itself or US. We TRUE AMERICANS ARE THE ONLY ONES AT WAR WITH ISLAM, NOT THE WICKED OBAMISLAMA ADMINISTRATION.

  • Jerry

    It is the right of all people in this country to believe the way they want, this gentleman left the room because he believes in another religion. He did not try to stop the other person from praying, he nor the county he serves did anything wrong. The Muslims have no case against the county.

    • Gary Meschede

      i hope they buy all the houses on the street you live on and then see if you still feel the same way when your kids see the men screwing a goat on your lawn

      • Jerry

        Now what are you upset about? This man leaving because he does not want to hear someone who des not believe the way he does is no crime. People with little minds like yours do not belong in an intelligent conversation.

  • Joe Tokoph

    The peaceful Muslims are irrelevant!

  • Robert Phillips

    Way to go Carroll Mitchum, it is about time some one other than the people on the street stood up to be counted. Islam is not a religion, it is a cult of ignorant people.

  • TN

    obama supports islam, cuts deal with Iran that supports terrorism, and lets terrorists go from guantanamo bay not mention other things he is doing to destroy America. What does that tell you about Obama?

  • independent_az

    The county commissioner is a jerk and an ignorant bigot. The United States is not a Christian theocracy, even though Christians keep trying to turn it into one. The Muslims should sue.

    • Harold Hornback

      independent_az….. wrong again. The basis of our Constitution including the Bill Of Rights was entirely based on the Bible. The right of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness is clearly spelled out. It’s people like you that’s been trying to change that for the last 50 to 60 years. Keep trying…….. By the way, you need to come up with a better name. For some reason, your’s reminds me of a disposable diaper…… and we all know what they get full of……. don’t we?

      • independent_az

        You are wrong. I even posted a quote that proves you are wrong. The United States Constitution does not even mention the Bible at all. It is Christians who keep try to rewrite history and keep trying to get rid of the Separation of Church and State. Get back to me when, or rather IF, you ever manage to grow up.

        • You_R_Responsible

          Neither state the “Separation of Church & State” – that is a liberal translation of the statement:

          Amendment I

          Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

          Which is found in the Bill of Rights.

          So, please tell us genius where are the words “Separation of Church & State”?, hummmm?

    • Gary Meschede

      you big dummy

    • Crypt

      Another liberal interpretation that is actually false, quit drinking the kool-aid independent.

      • independent_az

        What “interpretation?” It is a fact that the United States is not a theocracy. It is a fact that Christians keep trying to turn it into one. Quit spouting ridiculous right-wing catch phrases and try to post something relevant.

  • Farmer Ted

    The type of prayer before a gov’t meeting isn’t the issue. Having any prayer before a gov’t meeting is the issue. There should be none.

    • Stephen James

      It would be more fitting if they prayed to Satan.

  • Raymond Parlin

    they can pray to whatever god they want….doesn’t mean everybody has to

  • aznavyvet

    They should open the meeting with breaking of some bacon.

    • Gary Meschede

      great idea.everyone should bring a bacon egg and tomato samich with them to every meeting and break them out when they start their prayers

      • MacClocker

        Naw, just consecrate the hall with pigs blood on the floor, around the entrance, podium, etc. Then let them know that they are bowing on pig blood and watch them scurry on outta there.

  • You_R_Responsible

    Good for him. America’s founders had Christian beliefs, not Muslim. Go back to the Middle East if that is what you want to do. It does not belong here.

    Try going to Saudi, Iran, Iraq, etc., and pull this stunt by saying a Christian prayer and see what happens to you. They kill Christians. I’m offended they do not appreciate that they left those places and come here thinking they are going to change our ways – adapt or get out!

  • Bob

    This is exactly what you get if you don’t believe in the separation of Church and State.

    • You_R_Responsible

      The “Separation of Church & State” DOES NOT EXIST – that is a liberal translation of the statement:

      Amendment I

      Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

      Which is found in the Bill of Rights. All of those freedoms the liberals hate if it goes against their views – tough!

      So, please tell us genius where are the words “Separation of Church & State”?, hummmm?

  • Terry Siewiyumptewa

    I am a Christian, however this is the reason for separation of church and state. I’ve said it before, I don’t want anyone else telling me my relationship with God. Separation of church and state ensures my belief is protected. No government entity should mix religious activities in with governmental process. It’s asking for someone to force religion down the throat of someone who may believe differently.

  • imbog

    Islam is a cult and not a religion. No one should have a God that cuts people heads off to please their so called God They should have been banned from American soil and not allowed in our courts nor country

    • American Girl

      Go speak to your Pres about the thousands he brings in every month under the radar.

  • Had Enough

    EAT MORE BACON…GOD BLESS THE USA !

  • Tim

    Who could blame him….

  • Had Enough

    Camel jockeys make good target practice

  • Frank E Richardson

    Use a Christian prayer and everyone screams seperation of church and state, but it would be “racist” to oppose a muslim prayer

  • lanezdoster

    Good for him. We have got to make a stabd.

    • lanezdoster

      Stand

  • DustonBarto

    This is the full transcript of the invocation that was delivered. Please share it:

    Chapter 1: The Beginning/The Opening

    (1) In the Name of the One God of all, the Merciful Benefactor, the Merciful Redeemer.
    (2) All Praise belongs to God, Creator, Cherisher and Sustainer of all the Worlds and all systems of knowledge!
    (3) The All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate,
    (4) Sovereign Master of the Day of Judgment!
    (5) We worship You. We call upon you for help and guidance
    (6) Show us the Straight Way.
    (7) Guide us to the way of those who have earned Your grace. Not the path of those who have earned Your anger. Do not let us be among the misguided.

    Ameen

    We call upon you, oh Lord of all that exists, to guide those present to righteousness. We ask for a measure of Your infinite wisdom to be granted to those in leadership positions, that You may guide them to govern in a righteous manner and that You may guard their hearts and minds from any decisions which would restrict the liberty that You have endowed all of Your creation with. We ask that governance be done with mercy and with equity. Oh Master of the Day of Judgment, we ask that your divine sense of justice be found in the decisions made in this room and that all people will be free to seek their path in this world. May their path be in your guidance.

    Furthermore, oh Creator of all that exists, the seen and the unseen and the giver of life to all of mankind, all animals and everything within the infinite worlds that you reign over, we ask that you allow this moment of history to be a bright point of guidance. We ask, oh Lord, that you allow this moment to pierce the darkness of bigotry and hate no matter where it may exist in this world and that people will look to Lincoln County as a point of hope, where many faiths and philosophies coexist in peace, justice and equity. We know, oh Lord, that all freedom and liberty we have comes from you and that it is as infinite as your immeasurable mercy. We know that sharing this freedom and liberty costs us nothing as it comes from your infinite wellspring. Help us to share liberty with all of mankind with the knowledge that freedom for others does not diminish freedom for ourselves.

    We ask all things with your Divine name as you are the Most Merciful Benefactor and the Most Merciful Redeemer.

    AMEEN!

  • Stephen James

    Why do you idiots not realize that Islam is the religion of peace?!! This is exactly what needs to happen at every government function! Islam is the answer to the problems in this country!

    • MacClocker

      I think you went from sarcasm to full retard

  • USAisevil

    GOD is preparing the Satanic pro evolution, feminist witch, baby sacrificing, pervert, phaggat, child molesting America for destruction.

  • Buck Garton

    Keep all religions out of all governments!

  • John Smith

    any religion that is hell bent on killing americans should be outlawed period any other religion thats real should be allowed and by real i mean not cults or those idiots in indiana that now worship pot. what people need to realise is that muslims want us dead its not a religion but a movement meant to take over the world and kill any one that disagrees with them

  • calypsodancler

    I mentioned on another thread..this is another of the “protected” class, to include the one here, the blacks, the Alphabet People(LGTBIAMFDUP).. I am beginning to think they represent the Three Horsemen Of The Apocalypse for our once GREAT COUNTRY.

  • cuckservativeking

    I, for one, cannot abide his intolerance.

    Whites should be happy to share the cities and countries they built with vibrant immigrants until they are minorities in their own lands.

    Anything less than that is “racist”.

  • buttercup

    This Muslim thing is an ancient political cult, not a religion.

  • ghost of the night

    thought the states had guns, where they at guys? This moslem bullshit has to stop.

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