Congressional Prayer Ends With Amen And A-Woman
Congressional Prayer Ends With Amen And A-Woman
The Congressional prayer can’t even escape the new woke gender terms. This morning, the prayer to open the 117th Congress was led by Representative Emmanuel Cleaver II.
Cleaver has been in office since 2005 and represents the Kansas City, Missouri area. He is a pastor who has a longer record as a politician. He was all too happy to endorse Nancy Pelosi for Speaker once again.
“We have the most capable speaker in modern times,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said in an interview amid the multihour vote. “She is clearly the most capable and competent speaker — to bring a large group of people with diverse backgrounds and political ideology together, and function as one.”
Nancy must’ve been doing something right in order to get the Squad back in line and vote for her. Heck, we should have no worries about the Coronavirus now if it’s ok to break quarantine to show up to vote!
Today he was asked to lead the opening prayer. He did, and finished it thusly.
The kicker is that he ended his Congressional prayer by going WOKE.
AMEN and A-WOMEN?? Was Cleaver taught ANY Latin while in college and divinity school? Seriously, was he?
AMEN is not gendered, yet his implication is that AMEN is ….MALE. Therefore we should also end our prayers by saying A-Woman or A-Women? This tortured reasoning is so NOT Biblical and devoid of commonsense it’s beyond laughable, it is SAD!
Here is one of the many definitions of AMEN.
Please look up the Latin meaning for Amen. It most certainly does NOT mean what you implied it does at the end of your prayer. You sir, should know that from your seminary days. https://t.co/huv3v8Jkd2— Nina Bookout (@NDBook96) January 4, 2021
Yes, he certainly should.
“Because of its association with the Hebrew terms for confirmation or dependability, one might also translate it “certainly, certainly” or “most assuredly.”
When one says “amen” in response to a prayer, it serves as an affirmation of agreement with the content of the prayer (cf. 1 Cor 14:16)—in which case it is sometimes translated “So be it” (cf. CCC 2856)—or as an expression of faith that God will hear and act on the prayer.
Bottom line: Amen is an interjection associated with the Hebrew words for truth and dependability, it conveys the idea of agreement or emphasis, and its meaning can be translated different ways depending on the context.”
It is an interjection that truly has no gender. Period.
The prayer to open the 117th Congress ended with "amen and a-women."— Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (@GReschenthaler) January 3, 2021
Amen is Latin for "so be it."
It's not a gendered word.
Unfortunately, facts are irrelevant to progressives. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/FvZ0lLMDDr
Congress, led by Nancy Pelosi, is going woke to the detriment of the very fabric of our being. Quite frankly it hurts my heart to see this happen to our Republic. Yes, I do realize that we’ve seen our churches get more progressive and, again, that hurts my heart and at times shakes my faith. Yet here, we now have a prayer entered into the Congressional Record that literally implies that our simple prayer ending with AMEN means we are gendering someone or something or whatever.
AMEN is a simple word of affirmation. Period. There is no gender. While Rep. Cleaver might’ve been sincere with his prayer, sadly his ending was a sad commentary on today’s society.
I will leave you with the very FIRST Congressional prayer from our Continental Congress.
“The Prayer in the First Congress, A.D. 1774
O Lord our Heavenly Father, high and mighty King of kings, and Lord of lords, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers on earth and reignest with power supreme and uncontrolled over all the Kingdoms, Empires and Governments; look down in mercy, we beseech Thee, on these our American States, who have fled to Thee from the rod of the oppressor and thrown themselves on Thy gracious protection, desiring to be henceforth dependent only on Thee. To Thee have they appealed for the righteousness of their cause; to Thee do they now look up for that countenance and support, which Thou alone canst give. Take them, therefore, Heavenly Father, under Thy nurturing care; give them wisdom in Council and valor in the field; defeat the malicious designs of our cruel adversaries; convince them of the unrighteousness of their Cause and if they persist in their sanguinary purposes, of own unerring justice, sounding in their hearts, constrain them to drop the weapons of war from their unnerved hands in the day of battle!
Be Thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the councils of this honorable assembly; enable them to settle things on the best and surest foundation. That the scene of blood may be speedily closed; that order, harmony and peace may be effectually restored, and truth and justice, religion and piety, prevail and flourish amongst the people. Preserve the health of their bodies and vigor of their minds; shower down on them and the millions they here represent, such temporal blessings as Thou seest expedient for them in this world and crown them with everlasting glory in the world to come. All this we ask in the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son and our Savior.
Reverend Jacob Duché
Rector of Christ Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 7, 1774, 9 o’clock a.m.”
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