Democrat Pastor Blasted For Botching The Opening Prayer At Congress’ New Session

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Even if you are non-religious and have never been to church a day in your life, you probably still know the word spoken at the end of every prayer. Even children with no concept of what it means to pray or believe in God know that when you bow your head before dinner before you open your eyes and eat you have to say “Amen.”

Changing it to anything else is just disrespectful and would be highly frowned up. But when this Democrat altered it to fit the left’s all-inclusive agenda it raised more than a few eyebrows. 

Democratic Missouri Representative Emanuel Cleaver shocked everyone when he delivered the opening prayer for the 117th Congress on Sunday by changing the ending. Instead of the traditional ending of “amen” Cleaver said “amen and awoman.”

Video of the altered prayer was posted online and he received harsh criticism from other lawmakers who said he was wrong for assigning a gender to the word “amen.”

Representative Guy Reschenthaler took to Twitter to clarify that the word amen is actually “Latin fro ‘so be it.'”

“It’s not a gendered word,” he wrote. “Unfortunately, facts are irrelevant to progressives. Unbelievable.”

Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich slammed the alteration as clear evidence of Democrats moving further to the left: “the radical madness has begun.”


To make this even more of a faux pas Cleaver is an ordained United Methodist paster and was handpicked to deliver the opening prayer to start the new session on Sunday when Congress swore in new lawmakers and Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as House speaker.

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