State religion bill sparks more insanity

Michele PresnellHouse Speaker Thom Tillis has just got to be thrilled by the lovable lugs in his increasingly crazy caucus.  First, nearly one our of every five House GOP’ers signs on to the now-officially kiboshed bill to reject the First Amendment’s application to North Carolina. 

Now, after Tillis thought he had put the whole matter to rest, one of the sponsors of the bill (Rep. Michele Presnell) is at it again — telling a constituent that she would not be comfortable with prayer to Allah before a legislative meeting because “I do not condone terrorism.”

Looks like North Carolina’s ongoing role as the butt of national media and comedy show jokes is likely continue for a while.

John Frank has the story here.


  1. RJ

    April 9, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Is this what the religious right preaches from the pulpit… a manufactured war between Muslims and Christians… how did these people become so gullible and why do these people continue to prey on the undereducated and naive in NC? This is not politics, this is betrayal.

  2. Frances Jenkins

    April 11, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Blue NC, Progressive Pulse and Britt Kauffman are three well loved and well received forces in Yancey, Madison and Haywood Counties. Politics 101, you have just handed Michele Presnell reelection. Her name is on the prayer list of many churches as Kauffman stands on the square and tells mountain people how stupid they are. Great Job.

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