Democrat Representative Emanuel Cleaver has come under fire this week for his "woke" prayer, and people have all been pointing out the same thing...
Cleaver has been on the receiving end of some pretty brutal comments this week.
via: GettyThe Missouri pastor was asked to deliver a prayer to open the 117th Congress on Sunday, but opted to make some adjustments to the address.
His changes didn't go down well, however...
via: GettyAfter he ended his address with both "Amen" and "Awomen," many began to point out exactly why he made a huge mistake.
Now, of course, we're now living in the era of gender fluidity.
via: GettyLong gone are the days where there were simply 2 genders - Now, people can identify with up to one-hundred different genders or no gender at all.
More and more people are identifying as gender-neutral...
via: ShutterstockOr "non-binary," in other terms.
Just to break it down for you...
via: ShutterstockPeople use the term “non-binary" to describe genders that don’t fall into 1 of the 2 binaries of male or female.
It can be a confusing concept to get your head around...
via: ShutterstockWhile some non-binary individuals identify as either having a gender which is in-between the 2 binaries "man" and "woman," others can fluctuate, or have no gender, either permanently or some of the time.
But how far is too far?
via: ShutterstockWhile people are completely free to identify how they wish, there are some who take the whole gender argument a little further than others.
Take gender slamming fictional characters, for example.Yep, some people choose to take offense over the gender assumption of made-up characters. You know, the ones that are not real, or do not have a valid, real-life opinion on gender?
But it seems this week, the gender argument has been unearthed once again.
via: GettyDemocrat Representative Emanuel Cleaver has caused quite a stir after his address to Congress on Sunday.
The pastor made some changes that rubbed people up the wrong way...
via: GettyAnd caused some to brand his address as a "woke" prayer.
As you can see, many pointed out that "Amen" is Latin for "so be it"...
I feel confused. Emanuel Cleaver is an ordained United Methodist pastor & has an MDiv from St. Paul School of Theol… https://t.co/ShzsFcEMaK— Erica Heitke (@Erica Heitke)1609732641.0
All of the backlashes doesn't seem to have deterred Cleaver, though.
via: GettyThe pastor said of his prayer: "I was honored to deliver the opening prayer for the 117th Congress."
Me: maybe 2021 will be good Emanuel Cleaver: amen, and a woman Me: never mind— Emily (@Emily)1609731279.0
Here's exactly how the end of his prayer went down:He said: "We ask it in the name of the monotheistic God, Brahma, and 'god' known by many names by many different faiths. "Amen and awoman."
What do you think? Has he gone too far?
Democrat Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, concluded his prayer by dedicating it "in the name of the monotheistic God, Brahama,… https://t.co/BAkwwnN93N— Real America's Voice (RAV) (@Real America's Voice (RAV))1609724635.0