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Is the Republican Party the Party of God?

sjh58 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 3:37 PM
If one actually reads the Ten Commandments and the punishment for violating them, one might have second thoughts about posting them as a model for behaviour. The penalty for violating the first commandment is genocide, entire cities must be killed except that sometimes the virgin girls may be kept aside for raping(Numbers 31; 15-18) The penalty for taking the Lord's name in vain is capital punishment. The penalty for working on the Sabbath is capital punishment. Can you imagine what following that commandment would do to Sunday NFL football?

The Democratic Party Platform contains just one reference to “God,” and the inclusion of that single reference was famously booed by many delegates at the Democratic convention. In contrast, the Republican Party Platform contains 12 references to “God,” and candidate Romney has emphatically stated, “I will not take God out of the name of our platform. I will not take God off our coins and I will not take God out of my heart. We’re a nation that’s bestowed by God.” Does this make the GOP the party of God?

The Democratic Platform certainly stands in stark contrast with the Republican...