In yet another example of journalists ignoring gaffes by Democrats, the networks have, so far, skipped Congressman Emanuel Cleaver’s prayer opening for the 117th Congress. Cleaver closed his prayer by saying “amen and awoman.” What this woke attempt at gender neutrality means is a mystery. The Democrat, an ordained United Methodist pastor, expanded beyond Christianity and referenced the creator god in Hinduism: “We ask it in the name of the monotheistic God, Brahama, and the god known by many names and many different faiths.”
Journalists have conveniently looked the other way at the laughable “awoman” inclusion. They didn’t note that amen translates to “so be it” and has nothing to do with gender.
The British Sun highlighted the mockery:
One Twitter user fumed: "Nothing to do with gender. Typical wokeism, change word definitions to promote narratives & make everything political."
Another wrote: "We are living in the most ridiculous times I have ever witnessed."
A third posted: "I read this in another tweet and thought it was a joke. They actually believe the term amen has something to do with gender?"
But don’t tell this to the mainstream media. So far only Fox News has picked up on the mockery.
A transcript of the prayer is below. Click "expand" to read more.
Opening Day 117th Congress U.S. House of Representatives
CONGRESSMAN EMANUEL CLEAVER: Let us pray. Eternal God, we noiselessly we bow before your thrown of grace as we leave behind the politically and socially clamorous year of 2020. We gather now in this consequential chamber to inaugurate another chapter in our roller coaster representative government. The members of this august body acknowledge your sacred supremacy and therefore confess that without your favor and forbearance we enter this new year relying dangerously on our own fallible nature. God, at a moment when many believe that the bright light of democracy is beginning to dim, empower us with an extra dose of commitment to its principles. May we of the 117th Congress refuel the lamp of liberty so brimful that generations unborn unborn will witness its undying flame. And may we model community healing, control our tribal tendencies and quicken our spirits. That we may feel thy priestly presence even in moments of heightened disagreement.
May we so feel your presence that our service here may not be soiled by any utterances or acts unworthy of this high office. Insert in our spirit a light so bright that we can see ourselves and our politics as we really are, soiled by selfishness, perverted by prejudice and inveigled by ideology. Now may the God who create the world and everything in it bless us and keep us. May the Lord make his face to shine upon us and be gracious unto us. May the Lord lift up the light of his continence upon us and give us peace. Peace in our family, peace across this land and, dare I ask, o Lord, peace even in this chamber. Now and ever more. We ask it in the name of the monotheistic God, Brahama, and the god known by many names and many different faiths. Amen and awoman.