A Muslim member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives is denouncing the Christian prayer that opened this week’s House session calling it “highly offensive” to her.
Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell attacked her colleagues and demanded an “apology” for the prayer given as the day’s activities began in the State Capitol in Harrisburg. And she did all this on her very first day in office.
Johnson-Harrell exploded over the prayers saying it was “highly offensive to me, my guests, and other members of the House.”
She even called the Christian prayer a direct example of “Islamophobia.”
“It blatantly represented the Islamophobia that exists among some leaders — leaders that are supposed to represent the people,” Johnson-Harrell told the Pennsylvania Capital Star. “I came to the Capitol to help build bipartisanship and collaborations regardless of race or religion to enhance the quality of life for everyone in the Commonwealth.”
GOP Rep. Stephanie Borowicz read the prayer but refused to apologize after being told that Johnson-Harrell was “offended.”
“That’s how I pray everyday,” Borowicz said before adding, “Oh no, I don’t apologize ever for praying.”
Disgustingly, the Pennsylvania state Democratic Party jumped to the defense of the hate-filled Muslim and even agreed that Christian prayers are “Islamophobic.”
“Today, we saw religion weaponized in the House chamber in what could be considered a gross attempt to intimidate, demean and degrade a Muslim state representative in the presence of her family, friends and guests,” said Democratic Party Whip Jordan Harris.
The bigoted Harris even figured out a way to make the Muslim Rep.’s hatred of Christians into a way to attack Trump.
“On a day that should be celebrated across Pennsylvania as we see the first Muslim woman sworn into office,” Harris said, “we instead started off with a rambling, at times incoherent prayer that consisted of weaponizing the name of Jesus while dipping into partisan rhetoric of President Donald Trump.”
So, let’s recap: Common Christian prayers that have been voiced in the Penn. House thousands of times without ever “offending” anyone are suddenly “Islamophobic” after one Muslim is voted into office.
Here is the “offensive” prayer:
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