But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven. (Matthew 10:33)
Are you a believer? Iâm not asking if youâre a Democrat, a Republican or an independent. Iâm asking if you believe in God. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The God of the living, not the dead. The great âI Am.â
If so, hereâs something to seriously consider in the voting booth on Nov. 6. In its official 2012 version, the Democratic Party finally scrubbed all recognition of God from its party platform. This was intentional. It was by design. No one should have been surprised. It was a long time coming.
In just the last decade or so, extremist elements within the Democratic establishment have lodged a successful secular-socialist coup. The alarming consequences of this âprogressiveâ triumph have become manifest throughout the pages of the DNCâs 2012 platform. They were also on display at the recent Democratic convention.
Slippery was the slope into Democratsâ anti-theist primordial bog. In 2004, there were seven mentions of God in the platform. In 2008, there was but one.
And in 2012?
Zip, zero, nada.
That is, until some in leadership realized that political fallout was reaching, well, biblical proportions. On Wednesday, in a highly contentious and unprecedented move, the DNC held a special session where, to a volley of stadium-shaking boos, Democratic leaders narrowly passed a resolution to put âGodâ back in the platform.
It was transparent as anything political can be. It was done out of fear, not love; necessity, not respect; incredulity, not fidelity. Nonetheless, Democrats, like everyone, should be grateful that God is more faithful to them than they were to Him.
Still, whatâs equally revealing is what replaced God. The term âgovernmentâ is referenced repeatedly â 55 times, in fact. Nearly each reference is premised on the dubious claim that big government can, and will, cure all of humanityâs ills. The DNC even played a promotional video proclaiming: âThe government is the only thing we all belong to.â
True, the 2012 Republican Party platform also mentions government, but in the context of limiting its size and scope â of protecting individual liberty from the authoritarian monstrosity envisaged by Obama and the DNC. As Ronald Reagan observed: âGovernment is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.â
The Republican platform also acknowledges God. Twelve times, in fact. And each acknowledgement falls within the framework of âour countryâs Judeo-Christian heritage.â This heritage is something the Democratic Party both stubbornly denies and viscerally abhors.
Shortly after the DNC released its secularist platform, I tweeted âWell, Democrats are officially âgodlessâ âŚâ Zack Ford, a âprogressiveâ blogger with ThinkProgress.org, captured, I think, the general consensus among Democratic movers-and-shakers. He tartly replied: âGood!â
Another of my Twitter followers, @redandright, answered: âIn all fairness to the DNC, I think He [God] requested it.â
She may be on to something.
How beautiful are your tents, O Jacob, and your dwelling places, O Israel! âŚ Blessed is the one who blesses you, and cursed is the one who curses you! (Numbers 24:5, 9)
No anti-God platform would be complete without taking Wite-Outâ˘ to all things pro-Israel. Jews, take note: Democratsâ 2012 platform also âyankedâ all previous pro-Israel language, even refusing to acknowledge Jerusalem as her capital.
This, too, should come as little surprise. Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama has shown overt hostility toward Israel â something no other president in American history has done. Instead, Obama has unapologetically sided with the Palestinian Authority, the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamo-fascist radicals, all of whom seek Israelâs total annihilation.
Even so, after widespread Judeo-Christian outrage, language referencing Israel was once again restored.
Another too-little-too-late act of desperation? Perhaps. As Friedrich Nietzsche, one of the God-deniers favorite comrades-in-nothingness, once said: âIâm not upset that you lied to me, Iâm upset that from now on I canât believe you.â
And then thereâs Democratsâ sacred cow: abortion. Welcome to todayâs Democratic Party, where the women are âsexually liberatedâ and their offspring gravely imperiled.
Indeed, it was genuinely sad to see such a parade of angry, hurting women take the DNC stage to command, with perverse pride, some phantom âconstitutional rightâ to snuff-out their very own young (Bet she wouldâve looked like you, mom).
Their party platform is no better. It âunequivocallyâ demands unfettered abortion on demand, at taxpayer expense, through the ninth month â âregardless of ability to pay.â
By contrast, the Republican platform aligns with the actual Constitution, stating: â[T]he unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.â
To be sure, it would have been helpful if the DNC had included, in its Glossary of Terms: âReproductive Freedom: noun 1) âSexual liberationâ without consequence (i.e., hook-up, cover-up, pay-up and shut-up.)â
I know. Iâve declared âwar on women.â But we conservatives believe that sexual relativism comes at a cost â one we refuse to subsidize. I prefer to call it a âwar for responsibility.â
Speaking of the âwar on women,â wasnât it rich? The DNC featured, as its heavy hitter, Bill Clinton â former Preezy of the Sleazy, serial sexual-harasser and, likely, so very much more.
They also had an emotional tribute to late Sen. Teddy âsplash-âN-dashâ Kennedy. I wonder if Mary Joâs folks got free admission. Hypocrisy, thy initials are D-N-C.
But at least the Democratic platform is âpro-education,â right?
Well, for the record, being âpro-educationâ means teaching little Billy to read, not which eyeliner matches his skirt. (Yes, this godless manifesto went there too.)
Democrats signed-off on every demand of radical âLGBTâ pressure groups. They even put their official stamp of approval on âsame-sex marriage,â a postmodern novelty rejected in 32 of 32 states wherein âwe the peopleâ have spoken.
No, this ainât your fatherâs Democratic Party. In fact, as the DNC goes godless, I suspect quite a few God-fearing Democrats are contemplating a break with tradition.
Not so much.
Well, now maybe weâre on to something.