Second coming: God returns to Democratic platform

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


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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