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'God' also absent from Democrats' platform


KEVIN LIPTAK

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CNN
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Media/Opinion
Date:
9/4/2012

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ABSTRACT'God' also absent from Democrats' platform – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs Home | TV & Video | NewsPulse | U.S. | World | Politics | Justice | Entertainment | Tech | Health | Living | Travel | Opinion | iReport | Money | Sports Unification founder Rev. Moon dead at 92 Another meaning of empty chairs Creationists hit back on Bill Nye Cardinal: Church 200 years behind Meet Mitt Romney’s evangelical envoy Tom Cruise divorce raises Scientology questions A mayor, Mormon and rabbi walk into a room… Maybe a president's faith doesn’t matter Is American exceptionalism for real? What should be in the American Bible? An army chaplain's war continues at home Opinion: Christian case for gay marriage Washington, D.C. a Mormon stronghold My Faith: Back to church, despite doubts My Take: Bible doesn't condemn homosexuality My Faith: Raising 'not too religious' kids Rare look inside a Mormon temple Reclaiming Jesus as Jewish 4 big myths of Book of Revelation Religion as justification for slavery The Jesus debate: Man vs. myth My Faith: Writers on what they’ve learned Richard Dawkins: Come out, atheist lawmakers Why Jimmy Carter wrote a study Bible Why Jewish dead are flown to Israel Facing death, pastor rethinks Christianity What people talk about before they die The nation’s ‘it’ Mormon girl What’s in Jefferson’s secret Bible? Explain it to me: John 3:16 Mitt Romney’s faith journey The risks of speaking 'Christianese' The atheist way through Alcoholics Anonymous Actually, that's not in the Bible Onetime priest crusades for church’s victims My Take: Chick-fil-A attacks threaten liberty Pastor: Here’s where God was in Aurora September 4th, 2012 05:22 PM ET Share this on: Facebook Twitter Digg del.icio.us reddit MySpace StumbleUpon Share Comments ( 86 comments ) Permalink Tweet 'God' also absent from Democrats' platform By Kevin Liptak, CNN (CNN) – Democrats omitted the word "God" from their 2012 platform, a change from the party's 2008 document and a noticeable split from Republicans, who mention God ten times in their official party stance. In 2008, Democrats wrote, "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." The paragraph extolling the value of hard work in 2012 reads, "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." FULL STORY Dan Merica - Dan Merica Filed under: 2012 Election  •  God  •  Politics We recommend From around the web Next entry » Belief Blog's Morning Speed Read for Wednesday, September 05 « Previous entry 5 ways faith will matter at the Democratic National Convention sound off (86 Responses) therealpeace2all Reblogged this on peace2alldotme. September 4, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply therealpeace2all I'm happy to see that the word "God" was left out of their platform. No need to mention that word in politics. Peace... September 4, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply hinduism source of hindufilthyracism. How one can claim to be a American while he denies truth absolute God, foundation of American consti tution, it show's predicament of America, one denies truth absolute in his hindu Judaism, filthy self center ism and other's deny truth absolute God by their deed's but they profess God, by their hindu Pharisee ism, hypocrisy. God, truth absolute but deny God, truth absolute in their confession. Visit http://www.limitisthetruth.com/ to learn more about truth absolute. September 4, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply Ronald Regonzo barry laid another egg with this one. Romney / Ryan 2012 September 4, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply Jesus freaker I'm voting for the independent ticket this time because they promise to mention the tooth fairy 5 times. September 4, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply SirMeltsAlLot All Hail Santa!!!!!!!!!!! September 4, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply Ronald Regonzo Vote Mormon or Moron decisions, decisions. Romney / Ryan 2012 September 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply Tom, Tom, the Other One That's the best endorsement I've heard for Obama today. You're a fine troll, Ronald. Anyone who reads your stuff wants to run the other way. September 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse | Sam Yaza do you all want to know what the most funny thing is; Jesus is so their c0nst!t43nt, think about it hes a; V@gr@nt, Socialist, Wino and a Witch, who hates families i mean they guy is practically a democrat leader September 4, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse .......