“On the same day that the Pennsylvania House swore in its first Muslim women member Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell (D), freshman Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R), stepped to the House rostrum to offer a heartful prayer proclaiming her Christian beliefs and how the nation has forgotten Jesus and asking for forgiveness,” the Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
Said Borowicz: “Jesus, you are our only hope. At the name of Jesus, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Jesus, that you are Lord.”
“But it wasn’t until the ending of her prayer when House Speaker Mike Turzai (R) appeared to reach out to seemingly cut her off… The prayer drew ire from House Minority Whip Jordan Harris (D) who accused Borowicz of weaponizing her religion to ‘intimidate, demean and degrade’ the newly installed Muslim representative in front of her family, friends and guests who gathered to witness her take the oath of office.”
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