Watch Moment Democrat Representative in US, Emanuel Cleaver ends prayer with “Amen and A woman”
Democrat Representative in US Emanuel Cleaver has sparked fury by ending a congressional prayer with the words ‘amen and a woman’.
The Missouri pastor was invited to give the prayer to open the 117th Congress on Sunday, and decided to make a gender-inclusive address.
But several people pointed out to Cleaver after the video was shared online that amen is Latin for ‘so be it’ and has no relation to gender.
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler said on Twitter: ‘It’s not a gendered word.
‘Unfortunately, facts are irrelevant to progressives. Unbelievable.’
Cleaver also mentioned the Hindu god Brahma as he gave his prayer to Congress.
He said: ‘We ask it in the name of the monotheistic God, Brahma, and “god” known by many names by many different faiths.’