Congressman Concludes 117th Congress Opening Prayer with ‘Amen and Awoman’
By Fox News // January 4, 2021
"the radical madness has begun"
The prayer to open the 117th Congress ended with “Amen” and “Awoman”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 3, 2021
(FOX NEWS) – Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., altered the traditional ending of “amen” by saying “Amen and awoman” as he delivered the opening prayer for the 117th Congress on Sunday — raising eyebrows.
The video was posted online and he was criticized by other lawmakers who said he was wrong to attempt to assign gender to the word “amen.”
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., took to Twitter to note that the word amen is “Latin for ‘so be it.’”
“It’s not a gendered word,” he posted. “Unfortunately, facts are irrelevant to progressives. Unbelievable.”
Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich slammed the move as fresh evidence of Democrats moving to the left: “the radical madness has begun.”
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The prayer to open the US Congress ends with “Amen and Awoman”
Honestly. Amen is derived from the Hebrew word אָמֵן, or āmēn, meaning truth. And has absolutely no gendered quality whatsoever.
These people are dewomented.
— Matthew Thompson (@mattuthompson) January 4, 2021
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