A town hall meeting in Louisiana went way off the rails. Senator Bill Cassidy’s meeting was met with protesters that actually had the nerve to interrupt and scream over his opening prayer.

From NOLA:

“Amen!” one man hollered just moments after Louisiana State Chaplain Michael Sprague began his prayer. “Let’s get on with it.”

“Pray on your own time,” another shouted, “this is our time.”

A group of women near the back of the packed room at East Jefferson Parish Library chanted: “Separation of church and state. Separation of church and state.”

Cassidy never seemed to get rattled, but a little while after the rowdy exercise in democracy came to an end, the senator spotted Sprague in a hallway.

“Thanks for doing that, Mike,” Cassidy said. “Wow, they booed the name of Jesus.”

And if it didn’t exactly go downhill from there, it never got much better.

John Doe: