Apparently, in an effort to be more gender- and deity-inclusive, House Democratic Representative Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri ended the opening prayer of 117th Congress this past Sunday with “Amen and a-woman.”
I guess he forgot to say, “a-person.”
Was he making a joke? Nobody is laughing.
To make matters even more confusing, Rep. Cleaver is a Methodist minister who should know that Amen is a Hebrew term meaning “so be it” and has nothing to do with gender.
I guess we should expect more gender-neutral language as the Democratically controlled House is making it a priority to promote inclusion and diversity in language. After all, let’s keep our priorities straight. That’s so much more important than dealing with a pandemic and an economic crisis.
Seriously, I am not making this up.
So, I pondered a bit in anticipation that other words may have to be modified to align with the madness of the radical left. Here are a few potential possibilities:
“Menu” for men and “wo-menu” for women.
“Mental” for men and “wo-mental” for the opposite sex.
“Mentors” for men and “wo-mentors” for females.
I guess now Congressional Mandates will only apply to men.
But wait. I am still confused. If we are moving beyond the traditional binary gender categories, then isn’t Rep. Cleaver also guilty of sexism? After all, according to some of the intelligentsia elite, there are 100, if not more, gender identities.
I actually feel sorry for Representative and Reverend Cleaver. I really do. As a progressive Representative, how does he remain consistent? The poor
man guy dude person is already probably catching grief from the other 98 “genders.” And as a minister, I wonder how does he handle quoting out of HEbrews?
In the never-ending effort not to offend anyone, I guess those Congressional prayers are going to take a lot longer to finish.
Amen to That!