Pennsylvania lawmaker defends controversial prayer

nearvideo Todd Starnes and Stephanie Borowicz

Pennsylvania State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz spoke of “The Todd Starnes Show” about to deliver, why you decided that the prayer to Jesus, caused a controversy in the statehouse.

She said she was overwhelmed by their surroundings: “It was so neat that you can see the font as you stand up there, and I pray that we all recognize the truth, and the truth shall make you free. It is right there, and then there’s Deuteronomy, is right behind you.”

She added: “By William Penn, and not in the General Assembly Hall and I think he said 60 Bible-verse-references in the Pennsylvania Capitol, and even thinking about it makes me teary eyed and we lose such things.”


She came to the conclusion: “And that is why you have to know that the way I think, Scott, and I could only pray a prayer that you prayed to know Benjamin Franklin, perhaps, the State Capitol.”

Your decision for the opening of a vote session with the prayer, including “in the name of Jesus every knee shall bow,” is causing a lot of hustle and bustle.

Borowicz, a Republican and associate pastor and his wife, who was elected to represent the rural Central Pennsylvania district in November, thanked the President of Trump during the Monday call for standing behind Israel.

Borowicz defended her Monday remarks, saying: “I pray every day. I prayed for.”

Her floor remarks drew a rebuke from Democratic leader Frank Dermody of Allegheny County, the above invocation “below the dignity of this house” and asked that a group be set up, the revision of the procedure.


Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he is supplication “horrified” by Borowicz. “I grew up in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, founded by William Penn on the basis of the freedom of conscience. I have a strong sense of the spiritual. This is not a reflection of the religion I grew up,” said Wolf, a Methodist.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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