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Politics and the G-word

L_Dave Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 8:38 AM
Obviously the removal of GOD from the platform relates to the gay marriage and abortion movements. Here is the leftists' false argument: Opposition to gay marriage and abortion are religious opinions; Religious opinions have no place in public discourse; so, opponents of gay marriage and abortion must remain silent. The premise here - that these are religious opinions - is false, and ignores the fact that a lot of atheists or non-religious people hold these views.
Reginald10 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 1:09 PM
And the assertion that "Religious opinions have no place in public discourse" is also false.
Remember that "Thou shalt not kill" comes directly from the Bible, reportedly from the mouth of God Himself; yet we don't hear the left demanding that laws against murder be repealed.
(Well, except for abortion...)

WHEN I LEARNED last Tuesday that Democrats, breaking with past practice, had dropped the word "God" from their party platform, I dispatched message via Twitter: "God is mentioned in the 2004 Democratic platform 7 times. In the 2008 platform, once. In the 2012 platform, 0 times." I included a link to the National Journal story where I'd seen the details.

Within moments, that tweet had taken off. To my surprise, it was retweeted hundreds of times — an early indication of the backlash about to engulf Democrats in Charlotte over their platform's language on...