Dianne Cleaver Bio, Wiki
Dianne Cleaver is an American best known as the wife of a United Methodist pastor and an American politician who is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Emanuel Cleaver. On January 3rd, 2021, the House Rep who is also a United Methodist pastor caused some confusion when he ended the opening prayer for the 117th Congress with “amen and awoman” .
Dianne Cleaver Age
Despite being married to a famous politician, Dianne has managed to keep her personal details off the limelight. Thus her age and date of birth are not known yet. We will be sure to keep you updated once this information is available to us.
Dianne Cleaver Husband
Dianne has been married to Emanuel Cleaver since 1970 and together they have four children. They reside in Kansas City. A husband is United Methodist pastor and an American politician who is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Cleaver served on the Kansas City Council from 1979 to 1991, until he was elected Mayor, serving from 1991 to 1999. In 2004, Cleaver was elected to represent Missouri’s 5th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver closes Congress’ opening prayer with ‘amen and awoman’
The Democratic lawmaker caused some confusion when he ended the opening prayer for the 117th Congress with “amen and awoman.” He drew some quick criticism from politicians on the other side of the aisle, who pointed out “amen” is not a gendered term. Cleaver, an ordained minister, was asked to lead the prayer to begin the new session Sunday, January 3.
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., was one of the first to take note of Cleaver’s addition to the traditional prayer closing. He shared a clip of the prayer on Twitter just before 6 p.m. January 3, 2021.
“The prayer to open the 117th Congress ended with ‘amen and a-women,’ Reschenthaler tweeted. “Amen is Latin for ‘so be it.’ It’s not a gendered word. Unfortunately, facts are irrelevant to progressives. Unbelievable.”
Rep Emanuel Cleaver United Methodist Pastor
According to Fox News Cleaver is an ordained United Methodist pastor. On the afternoon of January 3, Cleaver shared the full video of his prayer on Twitter saying he was honored he was asked to deliver it.
“I was honored to deliver the opening prayer for the 117th Congress,” he wrote. “May God bless each and every Representative with the courage and wisdom to defend our democracy and the liberties we all hold so dearly.”
While many of the people that cared to comment on his post were supportive, some questioned his inclusion of multiple religions, and others simply asked whether he knew what “amen” means.