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ELECTION: Democrats show their disdain for God

Letter by F.W. Conard, Fox Island on Sep. 11, 2012 at 11:14 am with 14 Comments »
September 11, 2012 11:14 am

Events at the Democratic National Convention show that party leaders and their followers have only disdain for God and for Israel.

First they ran a video at the beginning of the convention proclaiming that “Government is the only thing we all belong to,” when it’s really quite the opposite.

The Democrats’ platform committee removed a long-standing reference to “God-given potential” and to support for the Jewish capital in Jerusalem. After public outcry, party leaders scrambled to get a vote from the floor to amend the platform and restore this language.

After three voice votes and no clear “winner,” the convention chair ruled in favor of the amendment, restoring mention of God in their platform, leading to a disgraceful chorus of boos and jeers from the ranks. Booing God? Really?

This is how radical the Democratic Party has become. Merely mentioning God sparks a floor fight during their convention. Their belief in a secular humanist, godless society is telling, and shows how radical and out of touch the Democrats are in an America wherein most Americans believe in a God (that is not the federal government).

Barack Obama has assaulted the conscience and convictions of religious liberty, insisting that his government-run health system force churches, colleges, hospitals and businesses to bow to the “god” of federal government

With all this, plus a failed stimulus, crushing debt, higher gas and food prices, stagnant economy, threat of double-dip recession and 23 million unemployed, you can see why we need a new president.

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  1. Frankenchrist says:

    Since God and religion are nothing less than myth and superstition they should be banned from all political discourse.

    Braying and chanting to an invisible superman who lives in the sky is acting like primitive savages, not modern human beings.

  2. Frankenchrist says:

    Mittwit Romney, a multi-millionaire “bishop” of a peculiar American religious cult, is seeing his poll numbers crash. Even conservative commentators are presently engages in a spasm of public hand-wringing over the inept campaigning of the nation’s second most well-known cultist (after Tom Cruise) and his lack of any redeeming qualities. Perhaps God doesn’t like the Mittwit and divine intervention is tanking his campaign?

  3. Frankenchrist says:

    “The first thing you need to know about Mitt Romney is that he is a Mormon, aka a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They call themselves Christians, but they have so thoroughly brainwashed their members that anything the church says…goes. No matter how much Mitt Romney says he would keep his church separate from Government, and how he would never let the church come in and run Government, commands of the church come first and foremost in Mormon minds.

    If the church wanted Mitt to let them come in (AND THEY WOULD) and help or direct the Government, that is how it would be. Why? Because the church leaders would supposedly have a “vision” that it is God’s will. The church is all about trying to prop up the image of its founder, Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith had a supposed vision (prophecy) that one day a Mormon would become President of the United States, FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE, of letting the Mormon Church take over the U.S. Government. You can take it to the bank, that if Romney were President, the church leaders would have another “vision,” that a church takeover must happen. By the way, that prophecy was simple revenge for perceived wrongs done to Joseph Smith by the government. Nevertheless they treat all his prophecies seriously, no matter how ridiculous they are.

    Back when I was a youth in the church, we were taught that black people were descendants of Cain, and that the dark skin was the curse God put on him for killing Abel. Black people were to be shunned at all cost. We weren’t to be rude about it, but we weren’t to associate with them. This racist “teaching” is no longer part of Sunday School, because a few black people threatened to sue the church for racism and discrimination because they were not allowed to join. Suddenly the church elders had another supposed “vision” that blacks had paid their penance (still indicating they’d done something wrong) and they’re now allowed to join.”

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  4. Frankendoom, I pity you. You have no faith or deep conviction in anything but yourself. You are very sad. So liberal, so modern and progressive but you can’t give respect and dignity to each person’s views unless they match your own. You on the far left are as bad as those on the far right, neither group really wants free speech and freedom for each person to choose their own lifestyle and beliefs. It is believe what I believe or else. If we don’t have respect and feel dignity for each human being even if they don’t agree with our view then what have we become???

  5. FoxWatcher,
    The Democrats, unlike the Republicans, believe in the separation of Church and State.

    The floor deletes were not booing God, they were booing the outcome of the vote.

    Did you miss the voice vote in Tampa where the RNC usurped the power of state and local Parties to decide who may attend state caucuses and for whom they will be allowed to vote?

    Or when the RNC retroactively changed the rules to keep Ron Paul’s name off the ballot?

    Both passed with minority voice votes, leading to a chorus of boos and jeers from the floor.

  6. F.W. Conrad, I am always pleased when hypocrites take the time to publically expose themselves. Thank you for baiting the readers by using God in your title and then going off point with your anti-Obama laundry list.

    Democrats and independents who vote for President Obama represent the diversity in this country:christians, jews, muslims, agnostics and others. The democrat’s platform tries to honor religious views by keeping them out of party politics; unlike those who force their beliefs onto all(Say, aren’t we currently fighting a war and American troops are dying in a country where that is an issue?)

    However, for you to claim that all democrats “have only disdain for God and for Israel” speaks more about you and your own moral compass than about anyone else. Not for one second do I believe you represent all Republicans. Shame on you for breeding intolerance and hate.

  7. averageJose says:

    Well stated Mr. Conrad. Based on the reaction by the usaul progs here I’d have to say you made an excellent observation.

  8. And all this has what do do with the governing of our nation? The fight over whether there is a God or god is rightly fought out in churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and philosophy classes.

    Thank God that in the USA most of us respect the idea that people can believe in God, gods or no god and still have an equal part of our nation.

  9. menopaws says:

    It is fascinating to me that something as personal and private as one’s spirituality is cheapened in our political process…….This letter writer apparently has difficulty with the separation of church and state. I do NOT and I applaud those who recognize that any theocracy is the true road to failure. My feelings about my faith are PRIVATE. Those of you who need a platform or a billboard to proclaim your faith are using it as a weapon, not a true expression of spirituality. Some of us regard your condemnation as a compliment, since the privacy of our relationship with our Lord so angers those who don’t have one…….It is the work of the devil to use religion for the gain of power………..think about that!

  10. Belief in God should be a private matter. The Constitution makes it clear that religion cannot be used as a qualifying variable for office. If you believe that belief in (a Christian) God is required – please give up your citizenship and move to a theocratic state as you clearly don’t believe in the principles that are central to our Republic.

    Whether or not Israel’s capital is Jerusalem is not a primary concern for the running of AMERICA. We need leaders who place America 1st, 2nd and 3rd. All allies should only receive support if it is beneficial to US.

    Perhaps you want to become an Israeli…..

  11. averageJose says:

    Perhaps you want to becoma a Palestinian…

  12. As far as I’m concerned, you have ALL missed the more disturbing aspect of what happened with that vote at the DNC.

    President Obama realizes it’s not politic to omit God from the language of the platform; nor is it politic to insult Israel. He insists the words get put back in…quick…and it’s taken to the floor for vote where there was — and this was obvious to everyone — no clear winner; it was a draw at best. What happened next should give us all pause…

    … the vote was completely invalidated and a pronouncement made in accordance with the candidate’s wishes.

    And that, IMO, is what you can look forward to with this administration in power.

  13. Matthew 6:5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.”

    “disdain for God”. No, disdain for pandering.
    “Booing God? Really?” Besides that they were not booing your particular god, but the chair for rolling over the vote – why not? Nothing wrong with booing an idea, however dear it is to someone.
    “This is how radical the Democratic Party has become.” Only in your misinformed, uncritical mind.
    “Merely mentioning God sparks a floor fight during their convention” This is a lie.
    Most of the developed world is “secular humanist, godless”, it is the rural areas in the US that are out of touch and deluded.
    “Barack Obama has assaulted the conscience and convictions of religious liberty” The rest of us also have convictions and liberties, yours don’t trump ours.
    ” failed stimulus” Another lie.
    “a new president” With the old policies, that brought most if not all of the problems listed.

    Ignorance, wickedness or insanity.

  14. averageJose says:

    Belief in Obama should be a private matter… especially from a fiscal standpoint.

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