On Jan. 4, Democrat congressman and ordained minister Emaunuel Cleaver provided the first daily congressional prayer of the 117th House of Representatives. Notably, he ended the prayer by saying “amen and awoman.” In Nancy Pelosi’s age of enlightenment, this qualifies as brilliance under the heading of wokeness, yet for those seeking to maintain what’s left of common sense, it’s one more instance of cultural lunacy.
Amen is a Latin word which means “truly” or “so be it.” This fact is somehow lost on Madame Pelosi, who as part of her new House rules package, proposed eliminating all references to gender and the establishment of an Office of Diversity and Inclusion. And somehow the genderless speaker even found time to appoint the first full-time female congressional chaplain.
Cleaver, meanwhile, only served to confuse the masses and should know that a prayer is completely gender-neutral. Ultimately, he only succeeded in compounding the cynicism already present in the practice of religion and faith, while promoting the attitude that man is more clever than God.
Leaving aside her obsession to impeach Donald Trump for a second time, Pelosi’s zaniness has no end. Her guidelines for acceptable language include: replacing seaman with seafarers, chairman with chair, and familial terms like mother, father, daughter, son, sister or brother with parent, child and sibling. How did such nonsensical speech-policing actually become a priority while millions struggle to survive economically and order continues to break down across society? Only Nancy knows.
Yet California is fully on-board. The state’s insurance commissioner recently directed the Department of Insurance to clarify that “health insurance companies may not deny coverage for male chest reconstruction surgery for female-to-male patients undergoing gender-affirming care for gender dysphoria based solely on a patient’s age.” Huh? Pelosi must be salivating with the latest clear and twisted effort to destroy biology.
Whereas the Democrat Party over the years has sought to monopolize the idea that it alone speaks for the rights of women, Pelosi and her flock are now openly engaged in diminishing them in the name of enlightened thought.
Big business is also all in with the madness. A tweet from Tampax proclaims, “Not all women have periods. Also a fact: Not all people with periods are women. Let’s celebrate the diversity of all people who bleed.” Cartoon Network chimed in, “Here’s to not only normalizing gender pronouns, but respecting them too. Whether you use he/she/them or something else, we acknowledge and LOVE you!” Simply adorable!
Pelosi further promotes her new rules package as the “most inclusive in history,” as it includes the areas of “race, color, ethnicity, disability, age and national origin.” Federal law currently outlaws discrimination in these areas. Do we really need to slide further into the abyss of gender-neutrality and the contentious debate about what qualifies as an acceptable pronoun? Conformity does not equal Joe’s unity. If the enlightened party of Pelosi and Biden sincerely believes that drivel such as this will finally bring Americans together, then we are truly at a point of no return.
Mark Figley is a political activist and guest columnist from Elida. His column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the The Lima News editorial board or AIM Media, owner of The Lima News. Reach him a firstname.lastname@example.org.