David Brody, the alleged journalist for the Christian Broadcasting Network, is outraged that the Democratic Party platform no longer includes God. Yes, those heathen liberals have actually thrown God right out of the party, picked him up and threw him headfirst through the saloon doors like an old western movie. Oh, and it’s an “exclusive” report.
Guess what? God’s name has been removed from the Democratic National Committee platform.
This is the paragraph that was in 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.”
Now the words “God-given” have been removed. The paragraph has been restructured to say this:
“We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth – the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.”
ZOMWhatever! Of course, the platform still contains lots of meaningless rhetoric about the value of faith:
“Faith has always been a central part of the American story, and it has been a driving force of progress and justice throughout our history. We know that our nation, our communities, and our lives are made vastly stronger and richer by faith and the countless acts of justice and mercy it inspires. Faith- based organizations will always be critical allies in meeting the challenges that face our nation and our world – from domestic and global poverty, to climate change and human trafficking. People of faith and religious organizations do amazing work in communities across this country and the world, and we believe in lifting up and valuing that good work, and finding ways to support it where possible. We believe in constitutionally sound, evidence-based partnerships with faith-based and other non-profit organizations to serve those in need and advance our shared interests. There is no conflict between supporting faith-based institutions and respecting our Constitution, and a full commitment to both principles is essential for the continued flourishing of both faith and country.”
Update: And just like that, the Democrats show their ability to be spineless and to shoot themselves in the foot at the same time. They decided to amend the platform to put that infamous — and useless — word “god” into the platform, and to include a statement about Jerusalem being the capitol of Israel (as if this was an issue this country has, or should have, any say on at all), but they did it with a voice vote that gives the loony right the opportunity to say “See! Democrats hate God and Israel!” Oh what a sight we get to gander when politicians decide to pander.