Who Is This God?

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a United Methodist minister and a politician (what a combination), was selected to pray at the opening of the new Congress yesterday. In addition to ending his prayer with “amen and awoman,” he asked his prayer “in the name of the monotheistic god Brahma and god known by many names by many different faiths.” Is this guy dumb enough to think that “amen” is masculine and therefore he had to add “awoman” so he could be gender inclusive? Brahma is a Hindu god. It was hard to hear Cleaver with his mask on his face while he prayed, but after listening to his prayer many times, it seems clear to me that he said “Brahma.” And who is this god known by many names and many different faiths? Who is this god of Rep. Cleaver?

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8:07 am on January 4, 2021

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