By Todd E. Brady
Vice president for University ministries, Union University, Jackson
When toddlers jabber made-up phrases, parents and grandparents say, “Aw, isn’t that cute?” When older adults utter nonsensical language, it’s usually sad. When national leaders use senseless words, it’s downright ridiculous.
This week, I could hardly believe the recent headlines that told of House Democrat Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) who is also an ordained United Methodist pastor who voiced the prayer for the 117th Congress. As he concluded his prayer, he said “We ask it in the name of the monotheistic, God, Brahma, and ‘god’ known by many names by many different faiths.” He then finished what the Daily Mail called his “woke Congress prayer” by saying “Amen and awoman.”
What? Well, if that’s not a bunch of mumbo jumbo, then I don’t know what is. It’s one thing to be politically correct. It’s another thing to be ludicrous. Tristan Justice of The Federalist called it “pointless passive-aggressive virtue signaling.” Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa summed it up by saying, “Unbelievable.” [Read more…]