And People Voted For This Guy.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) was serving as the guest Chaplin for the US House of Representatives when he offered the above prayer.

You can forward to the end where Cleaver ends his prayer with “amen and awomen.”


This appears to be a case where Cleaver is trying to be “woke” or politically correct in the extreme and instead, exposes him as a person who has a religion of convenience and not one of true belief or knowledge.

The term “amen” has nothing to do with gender. It never has.

According to Merriam-Webster:

Definition of amen

—used to express solemn ratification (as of an expression of faith) or hearty approval (as of an assertion)

Cambridge Dictionary says this:

(said or sung at the end of some prayers or religious songs) it is so

Christianity Today goes a little into the history and origin of the word:

Amen is an affirmation of truth first seen in the Old Testament and later in the New Testament. The first mention of the word “amen” in the Bible is found in Numbers 5:22.

The term amen meaning “so be it” as found in the early scriptures of the Bible is a word of Hebrew origin. It originated in the Hebrew Scriptures, as a reply of confirmation, and is found in Deuteronomy as an affirmative response made by the people. Furthermore, in the Books of Chronicles, it is designated that near 1000 BC, the word is used in its religious meaning, with the people responding with “amen” to receiving the blessing: “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from now and unto all eternity”.
Amen Meaning & Definition

Common English translations of the term amen include “surely”, “truly”, and “so be it”.

According to Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary, in current usage, the term “amen” has become little more than a ritualized conclusion to prayers. Yet the Hebrew and Greek words for amen appear hundreds of times in the Bible and have several uses. Amen is a transliteration of the Hebrew word amen. The verb form occurs more than one hundred times in the Old Testament and means to take care, to be faithful, reliable or established, or to believe someone or something. The idea of something that is faithful, reliable, or believable seems to lie behind the use of amen as an exclamation on twenty-five solemn occasions in the Old Testament. Israel said “amen” to join in the praises of God (1 Chronicles 16:36; Nehemiah 8:6; and at the end of each of the first four books of Psalms).

It is clear to anyone with a brain that “amen” is not about gender.

Which gives you everything you need to know about the seven term representative from Missouri.

5 Responses to “And People Voted For This Guy.”

  1. That says:

    While I agree saying amen has nothing to do with gender, I find it interesting this is a topic you/yalll bring up, but haven’t said a peep about “the perfect phone call” to overturn the election…but people voted for that guy. If you’re going to call one out and cite bible verses, and subparagraphs from Amendments about others etc, you need to be consistent and call them all out.

    • AAfterwit says:


      Thanks for the comment.

      We are not sure how “the perfect phone call” has anything to do with this topic.

      We have in the past “called out” people who use religion to win elections and yet have no clue as to what the religion believes. We have been consistent on that.

      Frankly, there are thousands of blogs that have covered the election. We don’t see our voice raising any new points so we let others write about it.

      If our choice of what we write about is not your cup of tea that’s fine. It just seems odd to us that while one of the great topics of conversations in the country now is the take over of private property and people’s work, that you would say what we should or must do.

      Our house.

      Our content.

      Thanks again.

      A. Afterwit.

  2. Lebewski says:

    Stick to the Topic…No side stuff. Have a nice day!

  3. That says:

    Point being for going off topic, is you called out that this guy was being politically correct, which I found to be very stupid of him to do. However, y’all have still yet to address “the perfect phone call,” that basically threatened a state official because the election didn’t go his way. Now, today we are all seeing the culmination of him going unchecked, by the actions of people that believe and hang on to every word he says. Or was the call in fact perfect to y’all, and see no need to address it?

    • AAfterwit says:


      Thanks for the comment.

      We addressed your concerns on what we write or do not write in a comment on 2021/01/06 at 1:42 am.

      A. Afterwit.