Last month, in an interview with Christians Engaged, State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-76th) vowed that she would not co-sign any piece of legislation with Democrats, citing what the left believes is “vile [and] perverse” and “They need to come a knowledge of their savior, Jesus Christ.”
Borowicz criticized other Republicans for working to meet in the middle with Democrats. Borowicz would follow up, stating, “I don’t play that game.”
Democratic Representatives were quick to criticize her. Speaker of the Assembly Joanna McClinton tweeted on X, formerly Twitter, “While some of my colleagues find it “vile” to work TOGETHER to serve our neighbors, our work cannot be done without compromise & collaboration! When we work to improve our communities we reflect values like love, compassion & understanding, taught in ALL of our beliefs.”
This is not the first time Borowicz has made headlines. In March 2019, Borowicz led a two-minute prayer in the Pennsylvania Assembly, mentioning “Jesus” 13 times, “God” six times and “Lord” four times. She would praise President Donald Trump in the prayer over his support for Israel. Borowicz would use the line “At the name of Jesus, every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess, Jesus, that you are Lord,” a phrase commonly associated with the idea that Christianity is the only legitimate religion.
This sparked some outrage from other members of the Assembly. Some accused her of politicizing prayer as the prayer took place on the same day that the first Muslim State Representative was sworn in.
During the coronavirus pandemic of 2019-2020, she called the virus a “punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins” and would call for a state day of humiliation, fasting and prayer.
Borowicz was one of 26 Pennsylvania House Republicans who called for withdrawing certification of presidential electors after Joe Biden’s win in Pennsylvania during the 2020 election.
In 2022, Borowicz introduced a bill modeled after Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law. Her bill would ban discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in schools through the fifth grade. Although, Borowicz said the measure should be extended through the twelfth grade, effectively banning all discussion. She reintroduced this bill again in the 2023-2024 session.