During these trying political times that we live in, it can be a truly cathartic pleasure to see some of us having a little fun with one another.
This week, one of the few bright spots in Washington DC came as one Congressman attempted to put a silly, albeit nonsensical, spin on the end of a prayer.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) finished the first daily congressional prayer of the new session with the words “amen and awoman” on Sunday.
“And dare I ask, oh Lord, peace even in this chamber now and evermore,” Cleaver said while serving as guest House chaplain. “We ask it in the name of the monotheistic god, Brahma, and god known by many names by many different faiths. Amen and awoman.”
Of course, “amen” is not a word that denotes gender at all. Rather, it is a Latin word meaning “so be it”, which makes perfect sense at the end of a prayer.
Twitter users couldn’t help themselves, and were soon annihilating Cleaver over the well-intended by hilarious faux pas.
Dems open congress with a prayer that ends “amen and awoman.” Amen is a Latin word that means “truly” or “so be it.” Awoman is a nonsense word that means nothing. Dems find a way to make everything stupid and nonsensical. Utter clowns, all of them.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) January 3, 2021
Ok so I did hear it correctly. He prays to “Brahma,” the Hindu god. Sadly he did not include the Zoroastrian god Ahura Mazda, nor the Aztec sun god Huitzilopochtli, so this prayer was racist and xenophobic.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) January 4, 2021
Oh, and that was far from the end of it.
This is a bad omen. I mean owomen.
— Scott (@savedbygrace005) January 4, 2021
Completely offended that they have deliberately chosen to omit The Flying Spaghetti Monster from the invocation. Pastafarians everywhere are up in arms.
— AlphaTango (@Infidel_1974) January 4, 2021
I'm surprised he didn't shoehorn Ra in there someplace.
— ℝ𝕖𝕕𝕖𝕖𝕞𝕖𝕕 𝕄𝕚𝕤𝕗𝕚𝕥 (@RedeemedMisfit) January 4, 2021
He also omitted Charlamagne Tha
— It Is What It Is (@NoQuibbling) January 4, 2021
He forgot Zool too. pic.twitter.com/Z5cdhFnDEe
— Tweeting from 30,000 feet (@shakes2011) January 4, 2021
I thought he said "Rihanna" which is a goddess. Utter clown world. I can't take it any more.
— Sarah Good 🇺🇸 (@GooderSarah) January 4, 2021
Neither can we, Sarah; our sides hurt too much from laughing.
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