The Party that Boos God

Y’all remember the 2012 Democrat Convention, where the delegates booed God.   Well, they are still at it.   They passed a resolution at the DNC summer meeting.   It celebrates the unreligious and includes a swipe at religious people.

Here is the resolution:

Resolution Regarding the Religiously Unaffiliated Demographic

WHEREAS, the religiously unaffiliated demographic has tripled in the last two decades, now representing 25% of the overall American population and 35% of those under the age of 30; and

WHEREAS, religiously unaffiliated Americans overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values, with 70% voting for Democrats in 2018, 80% supporting same-sex marriage, and 61% saying immigrants make American society stronger; and

WHEREAS, the religiously unaffiliated demographic represents the largest religious group within the Democratic Party, growing from 19% in 2007 to one in three today; and

WHEREAS, the nonreligious have often been subjected to unfair bias and exclusion in American society, particularly in the areas of politics and policymaking where assumptions of religiosity have long predominated; and

WHEREAS, those most loudly claiming that morals, values, and patriotism must be defined by their particular religious views have used those religious views, with misplaced claims of “religious liberty,” to justify public policy that has threatened the civil rights and liberties of many Americans, including but not limited to the LGBT community, women, and ethnic and religious/nonreligious minorities; and

WHEREAS, the Democratic Party is an inclusive organization that recognizes that morals, values, and patriotism are not unique to any particular religion, and are not necessarily reliant on having a religious worldview at all; and

WHEREAS, nonreligious Americans made up 17% of the electorate in 2018 and have the potential to deliver millions more votes for Democrats in 2020 with targeted outreach to further increase turnout of nonreligious voters; and

WHEREAS, a record number of openly nonreligious candidates are running for public office;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL
COMMITTEE recognizes:

1. The value, ethical soundness, and importance of the religiously unaffiliated demographic, a group of Americans who contribute in innumerable ways to the arts, sciences, medicine, business, law, the military, their communities, the success of the Party and prosperity of the Nation; and

2. That religiously unaffiliated Americans are a group that, as much as any other, advocates for rational public policy based on sound science and universal humanistic values and should be represented, included, and heard by the Party.

 

 

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15 thoughts on “The Party that Boos God”

  1. The Democrats booed God at their 2012 Convention.   Or, perhaps they just booed Antonio Villaraigosa for duplicitously approving an amendment to the DNC Platform.   The amendment (offered by Gov. Ted Strickland of Ohio) was a hasty patch that put “God” back in the Platform, which had been adopted with only couple of Democrats noticing that they had managed to leave out “God,” which had been in old platforms and would certainly be an embarrasing optic if allowed to stand.   Villaraigosa used his Chairman’s privilege to hold a voice vote, which clearly lost, and he declared it won and moved on.   Everyone knew the amendment had failed, knew that Villaraigosa was lying, and that brought on the boos.  Conservative Christians trot this episode out from time to time as a rebuttal to the shameful lies of the Nevers who call us religious hypocrites for supporting President Trump.

    https://www.npr.org/2012/09/06/160686513/revised-platform-elicits-boos-at-dnc-in-charlotte

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?c3872932/intolerant-godless-democrats-boo-inclusion-god-israel-party-platform

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  2. It is amazing what path they are taking.

    I love how they say “and 61% saying immigrants make American society stronger”

    what sane person would disagree with that statement?

    Why are 39% of this demo Anti-immigrant?

    Notice how they are talking out of both sides of their mouths, I would bet if you asked the right, “ Do you think immigrants make American society stronger?” A very high percentage would say yes.

    The problem is they say “Immigrant” but they mean “Illegal Immigrant” but know that will not play well with the black community or the unions.

    They cannot even be honest about the terminology they are using.

    Same old, same old

    cheers from Tokyo!

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  3. Unbelievable. ( Or no, not really, I just wish it were..)

    …and the phrase “religious liberty” in scare quotes!!

    Get that, everybody? “Religious liberty” is now the enemy of, well, religious liberty…

    Like it isnt already unconstitutional to give preference to religion—any religion—over non-religion?  (It is, in case you don’t know.)   And it follows the converse is also true: it would be just as unconstitutional to give preference to someone who is an atheist over someone of faith.  (But don’t take my word for it; we’ll see this play out when RBG finally surrenders the gavel from her cold, dead hand.)

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  4. Hey Stu! Good to see you!

    It’s pretty apparent the thought that “nonreligious Americans made up 17% of the electorate in 2018 and have the potential to deliver millions more votes for Democrats in 2020″  is what made this resolution sing for them.  They are all about power.

    I remember seeing them cheer abortion at a convention too. Cheering it.

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  5. StuInTokyo:

    Notice how they are talking out of both sides of their mouths….

    They cannot even be honest….

    Leftists are liars.   Their Party has been hijacked by the extreme Left.   Every one of their 2020 candidates is to the left of Hillary and to the left of Obama.   They have no room for religious people in their Party, except for the religious Leftists.   The zealots are in charge, and doctrinal purges have been won.   The remaining pro-life Democrats can caucus in their Prius.   Positions that were championed as “moderate” just a decade ago are now too conservative to be tolerated within their ranks.   They are fully the Anti-American Party; the Party of Death, and should be labeled as such at every opportunity.

     

    cheers from Tokyo!

    Cheers to you, from red state America.

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  6. MJBubba:
    Their Party has been hijacked by the extreme Left.

    Point taken because the MSM is going after Biden with a vengeance because Obama’s administration is now considered a failure for accomplishing too little for the lefties.

    Ironic. I wish that I could enjoy Obama’s drop in status, but it has only encouraged the far left socialists. He truly was a destructive force for encouraging these people to get their foot in the door. They are now attempting to venture beyond the pale.

    Somebody pls remind me that the crossover states will be able to save us in 2020.

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  7. MJBubba:
    Y’all remember the 2012 Democrat Convention, where the delegates booed God.

    I had a different interpretation of the 2012 incident. After watching the CSPAN clip linked above a couple of times, a few things were clear:

    1. There were two amendments subject to one vote. Only the first of the two made any mention of God.
    2. The chairman was keen to have the amendments pass. Presumably, that represented the will of the administration and of the platform committee, given that the chairman of the platform committee introduced the amendments.
    3. The chairman had to call for three votes, none of which gave the desired answer (2/3 affirmative).

    To me, it seemed that the booing was mostly for the undemocratic handling of the vote. There was no booing when the amendments were presented for consideration. Clearly, some of the delegates were upset by the Jerusalem amendment, e.g., the “Arab American Democrats” shown at the end of the clip. Chances are those individuals believe in God since many (most?) are Muslim. Thus, the claim that the delegates booed God in 2012 is not in evidence. Undoubtedly, some delegates (likely a small number) would boo God but that should surprise no one.

    The new DNC resolution, quoted in the OP, is a more significant departure for the Democrat Party, which is a sign of how far the Party has moved to the Left in a few years. It’s doubtful that such a resolution would have been passed in 2012, given that the party apparatchiki all were on-board with the 2012 amendments. The current resolution is a frontal attack on religious liberty and religion in general. It is a harbinger of things to come.

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  8. drlorentz:
    To me, it seemed that the booing was mostly for the undemocratic handling of the vote.

    I agree.   Only half the Convention voted against the amendment.   I presume that a large share of the “yea” votes were from delegates who did not like it but thought it a necessary bit of political posturing.   The heavy boos were for Villaraigosa blatantly lying about the amendment passing.

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  9. drlorentz:
    The new DNC resolution, quoted in the OP, is a more significant departure for the Democrat Party, which is a sign of how far the Party has moved to the Left in a few years. It’s doubtful that such a resolution would have been passed in 2012, given that the party apparatchiki all were on-board with the 2012 amendments. The current resolution is a frontal attack on religious liberty and religion in general. It is a harbinger of things to come.

    This is the key takeaway from the DNC summer meeting.   Whereas in 2012 they thought they needed to lie to the American people about supporting God and Israel, now they feel no need to continue such triangulation.   They have purged traditional religious people from their ranks.   When they need to lie about religion or Israel or anything, they can count on their mass media allies to cover for them.

    The Democrat Party stands for a reduction in individual liberties, growth of government, economy-killing stupid tax policy and regulatory growth, lawless weaponization of government agencies against conservatives and Christians, and government promotion of gender confusion.

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  10. MJBubba:

    drlorentz:
    To me, it seemed that the booing was mostly for the undemocratic handling of the vote.

    I agree.   Only half the Convention voted against the amendment.   I presume that a large share of the “yea” votes were from delegates who did not like it but thought it a necessary bit of political posturing.   The heavy boos were for Villaraigosa blatantly lying about the amendment passing.

    Since there were two amendments put to the same vote, it’s unclear what the nays were about. My sense is that the objections were more about the Jerusalem amendment than the relatively bland statement about God. There are plenty of anti-Zionists (anti-Semites) in the Party who wouldn’t object to the mention of “God-given potential” since they may be believers in, or indifferent to, God. That’s pretty tame stuff to get all excited about. On the other hand, reaffirming that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel is hot stuff. Witness the hassle when Trump moved the US embassy.

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  11. drlorentz:
    On the other hand, reaffirming that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel is hot stuff. Witness the hassle when Trump moved the US embassy.

    I don’t believe this is a religious issue in the least. It’s all about politics and supporting anti-Western values.

    I have no idea why this is happening and if any member on the site can shed some light here, I’d be most grateful. I read an awful lot and stay in touch with national/international politics every single day and still can’t figure it out.

    Help!

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  12. StuInTokyo:

    The remaining pro-life Democrats can caucus in their Prius.  

     

    OK that made me laugh out loud 😀

    That one came from a Tennessee wag in 2010, when our state senate dropped to four Democrats.

    Now that there are only four pro-life Democrats remaining in national office, it fits.

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