HARRISBURG, Pa. — A lawmaker in Pennsylvania has introduced a resolution that would collectively chastise a member of the Commonwealth’s House of Representatives for recently declaring Jesus as the nation’s “only hope,” and that at His name “every knee will bow” — among other numerous references — during a prayer that was delivered shortly before a Muslim legislator was sworn into office.
“A prayer that cites a particular religious belief as ‘our only hope,’ that ‘we’ve lost sight of you, we’ve forgotten you, God, in our country, and we’re asking you to forgive us,’ and that ‘every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess’ is unnecessarily divisive and polarizing,” the resolution, presented by Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-Philadelphia, reads.
Boyle, a Roman Catholic, says that he walked out of the chambers during the opening prayer delivered by Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton, on March 25 because he found it to be political and “over-the-top.” A lawmaker or other entity delivers an invocation at start of business in the House each day, and that day happened to be Borowicz’s turn.
“Jesus, I thank you for this privilege, Lord, of letting me pray,” Borowicz began. “That I, Jesus, am your ambassador here today, standing here representing You, the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the great I Am, the One who is coming back again, the One who came, died and rose again on the third day.”
She thanked God that the nation’s founders, such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, sought after
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