‘I stand by it. I won’t apologize:’ Pennsylvania lawmaker at center of controversial prayer says in Christian radio interview

BY: - March 29, 2019

State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, the freshman Republican from Clinton County who sparked a social media backlash and garnered national headlines for her controversial invocation at the start of Monday’s voting session in the state House, isn’t backing down. In a broadcast interview with The American Pastors Network on Thursday, Borowicz acknowledged that there was “definitely […]

‘There should definitely be censure’: Pa. freshman rep. calls for action after ‘Islamophobia’ in House prayer

BY: , and - March 26, 2019

'We need to be promoting inclusion, not division,' Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell told reporters Tuesday.

Muslim lawmaker calls for unity one day after Pa. House member delivers ‘Islamophobic’ prayer

BY: - March 26, 2019

A Muslim lawmaker in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly called for unity one day after a fellow House member delivered a prayer decried as Islamophobic. Rep. Jason Dawkins, D-Philadelphia, said Tuesday he’d been hesitant to offer the House’s “morning inspiration” in the past because of how inspiring other members had been. “I hope I’m able to inspire […]

Pa. Legislature’s first Muslim woman calls prayer delivered by fellow House member blatant ‘Islamophobia’

BY: and - March 25, 2019

A first-year member of the Pennsylvania House on Monday offered a prayer laden with political and Christian imagery shortly before the swearing in of the chamber's first Muslim woman.

‘Our diversity is our strength’: Movita Johnson-Harrell will be Pa. Legislature’s first female Muslim lawmaker

BY: - March 13, 2019

“I think this is a good sign for Pennsylvania,” Johnson-Harrell told the Capital-Star after her win. “Our diversity is our strength.”

Movita Johnson-Harrell wins state House election to represent West Philadelphia district

BY: - March 12, 2019

Johnson-Harrell said she is the first Muslim woman elected to the state House.

Pa. voters will be working overtime in busy 2019 special election season | Analysis

BY: - February 13, 2019

We run down the off-year campaign cycle that doesn't feel like one.