02:16 GMT20 January 2021
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    Democrats have proposed new rules for Congress, removing all mention of gender-specific pronouns and words like "man", "woman", "mother", "father", "son", and "daughter" to promote inclusion and diversity.

    The new 117th US Congress started its first session on Sunday with controversy, as representative Emanuel Cleaver changed the opening prayer by saying, "Amen and awomen".

    A video from the opening session blew up social media networks and drew major criticism from multiple lawmakers who considered it disrespectful and "unbelievable".

    At the same time, many users outright mocked Cleaver - an ordained United Methodist pastor - who obviously knew that Amen is a Biblical Hebrew expression meaning "so be it", but opted for the bizarre addition.

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