God is nowhere to be found in the 2012 Democratic National Convention platform.
Apparently, the thought of God is unbearable. In a marked change from its 2008 and prior platforms, the Democratic Party has removed the mention of God in its 2012 platform which ironically is titled "Moving America Forward."
“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.”
Andrew Green at Catholic Online opines:
“The Democratic platform does retain a rather muted reference to faith, stating that faith, though it does not mention faith in God, ‘has always been a central part of the American story, and it has been a driving force of progress and justice throughout our history.’ Apparently, the atheists would have like even this removed.”
“The Democratic platform states that the election ‘is not simply a choice between two candidates or two political parties, but between two fundamentally different paths for our country and our families.’”“That seems quite true, and it also seems that the path the Democratic Party has chosen is the path without God.”
“This a curiosity indeed: how the Democratic party claims warrant to lead a "nation under God," and a nation whose foundational document refers to the ‘Laws of Nature and Nature's God,’ when the natural law and the name of God have become so abhorrent to it.”
The videos embedded below, featuring Robert Gibbs, Rahm Emanuel, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Dick Durbin show how our Democrat friends are struggling to explain their denial of God. It will be interesting to see how their “messiah” tries to walk this debacle back.