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Pennsylvania GOP legislator prays to Jesus for forgiveness

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State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz was on the ninth "Jesus" of her opening prayer in the Pennsylvania statehouse when other lawmakers started to look uncomfortable.

Speaker Mike Turzai, a fellow Republican, glanced up – but Borowicz carried on, delivering a 100-second ceremonial invocation that some of her colleagues decried as an offensive, divisive and Islamophobic display shortly before the legislature swore in its first Muslim woman.

"God forgive us – Jesus – we've lost sight of you, we've forgotten you, God, in our country, and we're asking you to forgive us," Borowicz said, followed by a quote from the Bible's second book of Chronicles that implores God's followers to "turn from their wicked ways." Then she praised President Donald Trump for his unequivocal support of Israel.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. “Prayer should never divide us. It should bring us together.”
    What, is this guy 7 years old?
    “I’m a Christian, and I believe in Christ,” Harris said in a statement. “What I believe is Christ’s teaching more than anything, and his teaching would not be about, and was not about, dividing us as a people, but uniting us as a people.”
    Has this Harris guy ever read the Bible?
    “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn
    “‘a man against his father,
    a daughter against her mother,
    a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—
    a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’
    “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.
    “Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”
    Or how about this:
    “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
    I guess I won’t question whether this Harris guy is a Christian but I do question whether he’s ever read the Bible.