Second coming: God returns to Democratic platform

It turns out, after yesterday’s debacle, God isn’t dead to the Democrats after all.

Details:

The Democrats opened the second night of their convention by adding God and Jerusalem to their platform, and awaiting the return of Bill Clinton.

Approved on a voice vote, the party platform now mentions God and declares Jerusalem as the capital of Israel — two previous omissions that had been attacked by Republicans and other political organizations.

The Associated Press reported that Clinton — who addresses the convention tonight — personally lobbied for the platform additions.

Many delegates in the half-empty hall booed the changes. The convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, had to call for a voice vote three tines before the additions were approved.

One change reinserted language from the 2008 platform: “We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values and interests of working people and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”

The document now makes reference to Obama’s personal views on Jerusalem.

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