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The Desecration of the Word ‘Amen’

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To open the new session of Congress last week, Missouri Representative Emanuel Cleaver began with a prayer. At the end, the former Methodist pastor stated “Amen, and Awomen.” The uproar was immediate, and justified. While Cleaver tried to explain to the Kansas City Star that he intended the word to be “a lighthearted pun…” it came at the same time United States House of Representative, on a 217-206 party line vote, approve a code of conduct that mandates “gender inclusive” terms.

According to the very words of the code, no more will words like “father,” “mother,” “son,” or “daughter” be permitted to be used by the House. No longer can a Bill in Congress say “he or she serves” or “he or she holds.” Instead, it must state “such Member, Delegate or Resident” serves or holds. According to the Democrats in the House........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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