The new Democratic Party platform confirms as fact something widely known for several elections now: Democrats don’t do God. There’s really no simpler way to put it than that.The full column will be posted once the newspaper publishes.
The platform, as first approved by the party’s National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., made no mention of a higher being despite a long tradition of such references in American political discourse.
After 24 hours of sustained controversy, Democrats scrambled and passed an amendment on the floor of the National Convention that inserts a vague reference to God.
The fact that Democrats were comfortable adopting a strongly secular platform isn’t surprising.
While God surely declines to intervene in the particulars of partisan politics, His believers do exercise their right to vote.
That isn’t to say one cannot be a good Christian and a good Democrat. The two shouldn’t be mutually exclusive of each other.
Yet judging from the Democratic playbook, the party is doing little to sway Americans of faith. A quick comparison of the “LGBT Community” and “Faith Community” sections of the party’s web site make it clear as to which electoral demographic is more important.
Combined with the policy stances of Democrat chieftain Barack Obama, one quickly understands why a majority of practicing Protestant Christians vote Republican.
— Dennis Lennox