Pennsylvania Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R) has introduced a resolution declaring March 30 the “State Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer.”
The proclamation states that “the awful calamity of the pandemic… may be but a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins.”
“It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness,” it reads.
“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 are only blessed whose God is the Lord.”
The document contains a generic list of the nation’s sins like becoming “too self-sufficient,” not praying enough, and taking modern society for granted as if it “were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.”
Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jonathan Lai posted a copy of the resolution on Twitter and reactions were swift.
MSNBC host Joy Reid summed up the reactions with her simple reply to Lai asking, “Is this real?”
Is this real??
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 23, 2020