Missouri Democrat and United Methodist pastor Emanuel Cleaver, who has represented Missouri's fifth congressional district since 2005, has come under fire after he ended his prayer in the US House yesterday by saying, "We ask it in the name of the monotheistic God, Brahma, and the god known by many different names, amen and woman."
Putting the naive, Unitarian understanding of God down as a well-intended attempt by a trendy clergyman to come across as woke, we are still left with the ridiculous fabrication, "woman."
"Amen" originated in Hebrew, passed through Greek, then was borrowed by Latin and can be translated into English as "truly,""certainly" or "so be it." The word, "awoman" is not in any dictionary.
Cleaver received his master’s degree from Saint Paul's School of Theology in Kansas City.