Missouri Congressman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver just finished the first daily prayer of the 117th Congress with the words “amen and awoman” on Sunday. Leave it to the liberals to attempt to assign a gender to the word ‘amen.’
“And dare I ask, oh Lord, peace even in this chamber now and evermore. We ask it in the name of the monotheistic god, Brahma, and god known by many names by many different faiths. Amen and awoman,” Cleaver said.
The alteration in words received a ton of backlash, particularly from Republican lawmakers and prominent conservatives. Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro blasted the lawmaker for taking a word derived from the Hebrew language and assigning it a gender simply because it has the same three letters as the word ‘men.’ He questioned why you would end a prayer with gender in the first place.
“Amen” is a Biblical Hebrew word: אמן. It is a word simply meaning ‘may it be so.’ It has nothing to do with the word ‘man’ or ‘woman’ because it is FROM HEBREW. This is some of the dumbest s*** I have ever seen in my life,” Shapiro tweeted.
Cleaver is the founder of the Kansas City chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and former pastor of St. James United Methodist Church. He said his pun was meant as a tribute to the newly appointed first full-time female chaplain Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben, but the radical left has been proposing eliminating references to gender for quite some time now.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just introduced new rules in Congress for ‘gender-neutral language’ in order to promote inclusion and diversity. All it does is suppress the language people already use into following a specific narrative set by the radical left.
The new code of conduct includes changing pronounces and familial relationships in the House rules, as well as establishing a binary rule that words importing one gender must include the other. Terms like “father, daughter, mother, and son” have been eliminated for the 117th Congress.
These moves could look at renaming certain languages entirely and reframing legislation through the lens of the radical left dialect. The left is so desperate to be inclusive that they are correcting things that aren’t even in the realm of what they think they are. Why do the leftists always try to change the things they don’t understand?