Amen and A-Woman? Congress Ends Opening Prayer with Controversy

With the new Congress starting, the opening prayer was led by Representative Emanuel Cleaver, who is also a pastor, ending the prayer with “amen and a-woman.” This upset some of his colleagues who point out “amen” has nothing to do with gender.


During the opening session of the new Congress, Representative Emanuel Cleaver ended the opening prayer of the session with “amen and a-woman.”


reporting from the left side of the aisle





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