Christian Theocracy in Action: A Pennsylvania resolution sponsored by State Representative Stephanie Borowicz calls for “A State Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer” to atone for the coronavirus pandemic.
Pennsylvania State Representative Stephanie Borowicz has called for her state to recognize March 30, 2020 as “A State Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer” in a resolution introduced to Pennsylvania’s General Assembly on Monday.
“During the pandemic of 2020 and the ensuing uncertainty and anxiety of this time, Pennsylvanians may be comforted by turning to a day of humiliation, fasting and prayer,” Borowicz wrote in legislation which also said the coronavirus pandemic may be a “punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins.”
Any lawmaker describing a virus as a “punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins” is willfully ignorant and not qualified to serve the public in any elected position. Indeed, the resolution, titled: “A Resolution designating March 30, 2020, as ‘A State Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer’ in Pennsylvania,” is a bizarre and twisted homage to profound ignorance and ugly religious superstition. The resolution reads:
Designating March 30, 2020, as “A State Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer” in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, On March 30, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed April 30, 1863, as a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer; and
WHEREAS, Since March 11, 2020, the United States has been in a time of crisis; and
WHEREAS, During the pandemic of 2020 and the ensuing uncertainty and anxiety of this time, Pennsylvanians may be comforted by turning to a day of humiliation, fasting and prayer as well as the wise words of our great President Abraham Lincoln; and
WHEREAS, The House of Representatives devoutly recognizes the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God in all the affairs of men and of nations; and
WHEREAS, It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow; and
WHEREAS, With assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history: that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord; and
WHEREAS, Insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisement in this world; and
WHEREAS, May we not justly fear that the awful calamity of the pandemic, which now desolates this Commonwealth may be but a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people?; and
WHEREAS, We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven and we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; and
WHEREAS, We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown; and
WHEREAS, But we have forgotten God and we have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and
WHEREAS, We have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own; and
WHEREAS, Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!; and
WHEREAS, It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That House of Representatives designate March 30, 2020, as “A State Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer” in Pennsylvania; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives request that all Pennsylvanians abstain on that day from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite, at their respective homes, in keeping the day holy to the Lord and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties proper to that solemn occasion; and be it further
RESOLVED, That we then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the Divine teachings, that the united cry of the nation will be heard on high and answered with blessing no less than the pardon of our national sins and the restoration of our now divided and suffering country to its former happy condition of unity and peace.
On Twitter, MSNBC host Joy Reid’s reaction when hearing about the resolution captured the feeling of many:
Is this real??
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 23, 2020
Is this real??
Previously State Representative Stephanie Borowicz made headlines after delivering an offensive and disrespectful prayer immediately before the first Muslim woman was sworn into the Pennsylvania State House.
The prayer was an offensive exercise in intolerance and religious bigotry. In her prayer Borowicz invoked the name of Christ 13 times while asking Jesus to “forgive us,” and concluded by declaring:
every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess, Jesus, that you are Lord…
In short, Borowicz’s debilitating religious superstition, her astonishing ignorance, and her deplorable intolerance should disqualify her from any future public service.
Bottom line: Calling the coronavirus pandemic a “punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins” a resolution sponsored by Pennsylvania State Representative Stephanie Borowicz designates March 30, 2020, as “A State Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer” in Pennsylvania.