Dems remove all references to 'God' from 2012 party platform

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 4 2012 2:00 p.m. MDT

Democratic National Convention Committee CEO Steve Kerrigan holds the keys to Time Warner Cable Arena after a news conference Monday, July 16, 2012, in Charlotte, N.C., as the Democratic National Convention Committee officially moved into the building where it will hold the majority of the convention. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)


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Our take: Earlier today, the Democratic National Convention approved the party's 2012 platform, one that lacks any mention of "God." While the platform does still contain a section dedicated to faith, it has removed direct references to "God." The Blaze, as well as other outlets such as the Christian Broadcast Network, reported on the change.

The Democratic Party may be getting a fair amount of attention this week — and not only because the political movement is hosting its national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Another point of focus has already been the contents — or the lack thereof — present in the 2012 Democratic Party Platform.

Earlier today, we told you that the document fails to mention Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a proclamation that was previously touted by the party. And now, in an even more shocking revelation, CBN News is reporting that the Democrats have removed mentions of "God" from the document as well.

This is a departure from the past. In 2008, the platform read (emphasis added), "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."

Read more about the platform changes on The Blaze.

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