North Carolina Lawmaker Equates Muslim Prayer With Terrorism

670Republican state Rep. Michele Presnell of Burnsville, N.C., shows that the effort to reform the image of the GOP is still a work in progress. When asked recently about whether she would be comfortable with a Muslim prayer opening a legislative meeting, Presnell responded: “No, I do not condone terrorism.” Presnell was one of the legislators who recently sponsored a bill to allow North Carolina to establish an official religion. My guess is that it would not be Islam.


Presnell wrote to a constituent complaining that “The famed ACLU is telling Rowan County they may not pray before commissioners meetings.”

Britt Kaufmann wrote her to say that he understood the stance of the ACLU in opposing prayer and that he “wanted you, as my representative, to know that I do not think the proposed bill is a good solution to that problem. … Would you be comfortable with a public prayer to Allah before a legislative meeting in Raleigh?”

Presnell’s response was interesting: “We just need to start taking a stand on our religious freedom or it will be whisked away from us.” That was strikingly similar to the statements of former Utah governor Leavitt last night who called on citizens to take a stand and insist on the public expression of faith and not just the right to personal beliefs in God. He also warned that the freedom of religion was being whisked away by secularists, atheists, and non-believers.

What is most striking is the fundamental ignorance shown by Presnell and her colleagues of not just our Constitution but our values as a nation. North Carolina has a law that bans atheists from holding office despite the express language of Article VI that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” While professing faith in our values, these legislators continue to oppose the fundamental precepts of our constitutional system. The desire to embrace a faith-based system finds its greatest allies outside this country in places like Iran and Saudi Arabia which define religious freedom as recognition of their own faith.

Secular values are not the rejection of faith but the insistence on the protection of all faiths by keeping government neutral and separation from religious institutions. Presnell and others are at war not with secularists but the framers in seeking to create state religions and treating other faiths like terrorism.

Presnell must appeal to some in Burnsville but she shows an astonishing level of prejudice not just against Muslim but our constitutional system. Various sites state that she did not supply information on her educational background. She states on one site:

I have always been a Conservative Republican. Lower taxes, less Regulations, then small business people can begin to hire again.

Hot Topic for me is VOTER ID. This is the only way to prevent fraud in our NC elections. My opponent voted NO. We do not have enough votes in the NC House to override the Governor. Another Hot Topic is the Marriage Amendment to our NC Constitution. Let me be clear…I BELIEVE IN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN, traditional marriage, period.

She can now add the removal of the wall of separation of church and state as one of her priorities. It appears that she believes that Thomas Jefferson was fundamentally wrong about the direction he wanted to take the country and Michele Presnell is here to re-shape the nation in a new, theological image.

Source: News Observer

132 thoughts on “North Carolina Lawmaker Equates Muslim Prayer With Terrorism

  1. The one saying he is a Christian is a devil in disguise. Hell is Gods glory Moses could not see from God’s face on mount Sinai. The one saying Hell is forever burning the equivalent to life – Life is a deceive lie. The soul that sins it shall die. That is what scripture says. How much more clearer can scripture be? The furry saying they are a good person is good because the spirit of God is in him willingly. The body that kills life to live calling what it kills as being more can of itself do nothing that is good.

    No one comes to the father except through Jesus is because Jesus is the father. Had any one that saw God without his glory like Moses for example been raised up from the dead seeing Jesus when he had blood in him would have said what Thomas said; my Lord and my God.

    He is right. Jesus decides who gets into heaven and who does not. Heaven has to be in you to be non be warlike to get into Gods kingdom. God’s light decides that.

    The one saying he is blaspheming against God is the one who is offending one of his little ones, and grieving Gods spirit away from him committing blaspheme. Have that person die in that state of mind will be in the devils jail. Do the works of Christ be a Christian. A person is not a christian just because they say so. That is externals. The one that verbally said he was a Christian is not a Christian.
    The angry exclusionary god is Satan masquerading as an angel of light. it is by Satan’s desighn that Satan looks like he looks in the art that churches endorse. Satan does not want people to know that he can shine light like God.
    2:42, that furry just experienced rebirth resisting the devil giving good words. Devils cannot give good words.

  2. The one saying he is a Christian is a devil in disguise. Hell is Gods glory Moses could not see from God’s face on mount Sinai. The one saying Hell is forever burning the equivalent to life – Life is a deceiving lie. The soul that sins it shall die. That is what scripture says. How much more clearer can scripture be? The furry saying they are a good person is good because the spirit of God is in him willingly. The body that kills life to live calling what it kills as being more can of itself do nothing that is good.

    No one comes to the father except through Jesus is because Jesus is the father. Had any one that saw God without his glory like Moses for example been raised up from the dead seeing Jesus when he had blood in him would have said what Thomas said; my Lord and my God.

    He is right. Jesus decides who gets into heaven and who does not. Heaven has to be in you to be non be warlike to get into Gods kingdom. God’s light decides that.

    The one saying he is blaspheming against God is the one who is offending one of his little ones, and grieving Gods spirit away from him committing blaspheme. Have that person die in that state of mind will be in the devils jail. Do the works of Christ be a Christian. A person is not a christian just because they say so. That is externals. The one that verbally said he was a Christian is not a Christian.
    The angry exclusionary god is Satan masquerading as an angel of light. it is by Satan’s desighn that Satan looks like he looks in the art that churches endorse. Satan does not want people to know that he can shine light like God.
    2:42, that furry just experienced rebirth resisting the devil giving good words. Devils cannot give good words.

  3. artiewhitefox 1, April 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    It is simple. Consider your neighbor. Isn’t that what Love your neighbor as yourself is all about?
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    I don’t quote the bible. I still have the knife.

  4. The Buddhist is calm. The one talking about hell teaches devils wish of what he wanted for all of us. God prevented the devils Hell keeping Adam and Eve away from the tree of life when they fell.
    Religions echo Satan’s concept of hell had Adam, and Eve been allowed to stay in the garden partaking of the tree of life. Earth would have been an ever worsening hell with people not dying feeling pain misery and woe weeping. Wars trying to kill people unsuccessfully. living mountains of bodies grow for billions of years culminating with the expanding sun roasting people. The divine comedy with the air being burned off. People screaming with no sound and then then freeze. God is helpless. Do the good works of Jesus be saved.

    The truth of what is hell is in the KJV never taught.Religions needs to teach the truth on many levels. God glory seen as if it was fire = hell. to evil. KJV, 1 John 1;5, God is light. Heb;12:29; a consuming fire. James 1:17, Father of lights, Hell is the glorified face of God Moses could not look at or become ashes. That light makes the earth to have no more sea, and melts elements, and consumes the wicked around city of God Rev, 20. Hell is not a place. No lost no lake of fire. Gods light is good to those that love to do good.
    Out of the heart of the Buddhist is good. Out of the heart of the other is not good.
    The Buddhist sees things as they are. That is good, but there is the spiritual that goes beyond what is seen. The good that is not seen keeps Gods law of loving whoever as yourself. The Buddhist endeavors is to do this.
    All things that people make are from what they did not make.
    Compassion is what Jesus has for all of us being the father. The Buddhist has compassion. That means God is doing his good work in the Buddhists. Gods light is hell that refuse to have compassion. People that war and Jail or influence laws to oppress do not have compassion. They will see Gods light as Hell.

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