Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) triggers backlash over woke pandering
A Democrat lawmaker has triggered a backlash after he attempted to pander to the woke mob by ending his prayer to open the 117th Congress with the words “Amen and awoman.”
On Sunday, while starting the new session in the House of Representatives, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) altered the traditional ending of “amen” by ignorantly trying to make it “gender-inclusive.”
Video of the prayer’s ending was posted to Twitter by Republican Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA).
As Reschenthaler pointed out, the word “amen” is Latin for “so be it.”
“It’s not a gendered word,” Reschenthaler wrote.
“Unfortunately, facts are irrelevant to progressives.”
Reschenthaler described Cleaver’s pandering as “Unbelievable.”
The prayer to open the 117th Congress ended with “amen and a-women.”
Amen is Latin for “so be it.”
It’s not a gendered word.
Unfortunately, facts are irrelevant to progressives. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/FvZ0lLMDDr
— Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (@GReschenthaler) January 3, 2021
“We ask it in the name of the monotheistic God, [unintelligible], and God known by many names and by many different faiths, amen, and awoman,” said Cleaver.
WATCH FULL PRAYER:
Cleaver is an ordained United Methodist pastor and was tapped to lead the opening prayer to start the new session.
I was honored to deliver the opening prayer for the 117th Congress. May God bless each and every Representative with the courage and wisdom to defend our democracy and the liberties we all hold so dearly. https://t.co/z3vkWOk7lc
— Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (@repcleaver) January 3, 2021
Congress swore in new lawmakers on Sunday and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was re-elected as House speaker.
On Friday, Pelosi introduced a radical new set of rules for Congress which includes a ban on “offensive” “gender-focused” terms such as “father, mother, son, and daughter.”
The elimination of gendered terms is part of a set of “future-focused” proposals, the House Committee on Rules said in a statement.
In clause 8(c)(3) of rule XXIII, gendered terms will be removed.
The newly-banned terms include:
“Father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, grandson, or granddaughter.”
In their place, terms such as “parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling, first cousin, sibling’s child, spouse, parent-in-law, child-in-law, sibling-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, stepsibling, half-sibling, or grandchild” will be used, instead.