State reputation Stephanie Borovic was the ninth "Jesus" of her prayer for opening in the state house in Pennsylvania when other lawmakers began to look awkward.
President Mike Tracai, her Republican counterpart, looked up – but Borovich continued holding a 100-second ceremonial summons that some of her colleagues offended offensive, divisive and Islamophobic appearances just before the legislator swore to her first Muslim .
"God forgive us – Jesus – we have lost sight of you, we forgot you, O God, in our country, and we ask you to forgive us," Borovic said, followed by a quote from the second book of the Chronicles of the Bible, followers to "turn from their wicked ways". Then she praised President Trump for his unequivocal support for Israel.
"I declare all these things in the mighty, mighty name of Jesus, the one who, in the name of Jesus, will kneel every knee and confess every tongue. Jesus, you are Lord, in the name of Jesus, "Borovic said.
When he said "Amen," Borovic referred to Jesus 1
at least one of them called out objections. Turzay, standing behind her, looked up and pushed her to elbow, prompting her to make the address quickly. Then the protests only became stronger.
"It was obviously the Islamophobia that exists among some leaders – leaders who are supposed to represent the people," a spokesman for Music Johnson-Harrell, the Muslim told Pennsylvania Capital Star on Monday. "I came to the Capitol to help build bipartisanism and cooperation, regardless of race or religion, to improve the quality of life of everyone in the British community."
Johnson-Harell brought with his 55 guests, all out there to see the historic moment in the state building. Thirty-two of them are Muslims, she told local news. Later, she urged the General Assembly to blame Borovic.
Johnson-Harold's new colleagues also came to defend her.
"We have never started with a prayer that separates us," said the House's largest democrat. Rep. Frank Dermodi, speaking from the floor of the house. Prayer should never separate us. She has to gather us. "
Rep. Jordan Harris, another high-ranking democrat who has been called a devout Christian, criticizes Borovic for the "weapon" of his religion.
"I am a Christian and believe in Christ," Harris said in a statement. "What I believe is the doctrine of Christ more than anything, and his doctrine would not be for, and not for, dividing us as a nation, but uniting us as a nation."
and said it was a "fire and brimstone of the Gospel Prayer," which "embodies religious intolerance."
Borowicz, responding to a local reporter's question, refused to apologize.
Please, every day. … I do not apologize for prayer, she says. Borovic of her controversial prayer: "So I pray every day." When asked to answer the Dems, calling for an apology, she says, "Oh no, I do not apologize for prayer"
Andrew Bahl (@AndrewBahl) 25 March, 2019