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GOP, Fox, NOM, Catholic League Freak Out Over ‘Godless’ Democratic Platform

by David Badash on September 4, 2012

in News,Politics

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Fox News, NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, Bill Donohue’s Catholic League, Erick Erickson,, and many other right wing extremists, are attacking the Democrats and Barack Obama because the word “God” does not appear in the DNC 2012 platform. Apparently, the constitutional policy of separation of church and state isn’t something Republicans and conservatives are able to wrap their heads around, just as they are unable — or unwilling — to recognize that not every American believes in God.

The top story on the Drudge Report:


And the Chairman of the Republican National Committee tweeted:


And NOM’s Thomas Peters tweets:


John Nolte at Breitbart claims:

“The godless Democrats are now even more godless and no longer even trying to hide it.”

Bill Donohue, meanwhile, head of the pedophile-priest supporting Catholic League, released this factually-challenged statement:

Why should anyone be surprised that the mere mention of the word “God” would send shivers down the spine of the Democratic faithful? After all, the same platform says it’s a good idea for two men to get married; the public needs to pay for all abortions; there is no demand that Hamas stop terrorism against Israelis; the public must pay for a healthcare policy it manifestly rejects; the Catholic non-profit community must fork up money to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, etc.

The Obama administration has a “God problem.” On several occasions, President Obama has omitted the words “by their Creator” when citing the Declaration of Independence. He has also erroneously said that the national motto is “E Pluribus Unum”; it is “In God We Trust.” Now the Democratic Platform has deleted the word “God” when discussing our “God-given potential.” In 2008, the Platform spoke to the issue of having a government that “gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.” The italics, which I added, have been deleted from the 2012 Platform.

The Catholic League appreciates honesty and transparency, even when it signifies something pernicious. On this basis, we commend the Democrats for being so straightforward.

Image, top, by Angelo Carusone@GoAngelo

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InvokeRights September 4, 2012 at 7:46 pm

That old codger is still alive and able to speak? Well regardless, remember his comment about what he says isn't always what he means!

barbonine September 4, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I believe people do indeed have a "god problem." When we hear his followers, they are often spewing flat-out hate speech and getting away with it because, you know, it's RELIGIOUS.

So yeah, I have a problem with threats to contraception and abortion (one prevents the other, why they're against it I'll never) and I have a problem with denying two consenting adults the right to marry.

I have a problem with pious assclowns spouting about the sanctity of life in a bundle of cells, while women are nothing more than breeding vessels.

I have a problem with veiled hate speech against people with darker skin.

I have a problem with people who quote a man they claim to revere, yet refuse to follow in his footsteps and adhere to his teachings about love, and tolerance and charity.

I have a problem with hypocrisy and so can you!

Serenifly September 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm

In reality, the Democratic platform contains this load of faith-coddling, pandering crap:

"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."

The first sentence is facepalm-worthy. Every little bit of human and social progress in human history had to be fought for against the bitter resistance of the religious establishment

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