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Democrats still havenít faced their God problem
The New York Post ^ | March 15, 2017 | Salena Zito

Posted on 03/20/2017 4:45:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic Party has a God problem.

And over the last couple of decades, as its base became more educated, less religious and more urban, this problem has only grown.

Some of this has to do with lower church attendance in cities versus rural areas, and the Democratic Party’s increasing reliance on urban voters. Some of it is the divisiveness of social or cultural issues like abortion and gay marriage. And the divide has seemingly sapped Democrats’ ability to communicate to religious Americans.

Especially if those people of faith are white, according to Brad Chism, a longtime and respected Democratic strategist based in Mississippi.

“And that problem extends to the national media, who by and large are mostly Democrats, meaning you have these powerful forces who do not understand more than half of the people in this country,” he said.

Chism makes a crucial point about what this means for American politics: Some of the greatest moral advancements in our country’s history have been accomplished largely through the influence of the church and churchgoing people, especially through the 20th century.

“You look at women’s suffrage, civil rights, the abolition of slavery and all of these massive other changes — religion and religious people have played a role in moving society toward a higher plane,” said Chism.

“We’ve seen that recently as well, but a lot of progressives and liberal Democrats don’t see the role of religion in society, and that is a big mistake,” he said.

And it’s a mistake people like Kevin Washo are trying to rectify, though they feel like they’re swimming against the tide. A day before the Democratic National Convention opened here last July, Washo, a Catholic and prominent national Democrat, organized a private Mass led by a Jesuit priest....

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: atheists; christians; democrats; religion
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Good luck with that camouflage.
1 posted on 03/20/2017 4:45:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see their God problem as this: Anyone who claims to be a Christian and supports abortion “rights” is a LIAR.


2 posted on 03/20/2017 4:51:29 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Their other mistake is elevating Islam to a privileged status, despite its utter incompatibility with American values AND liberal secular ones.


3 posted on 03/20/2017 4:54:14 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Their god is called GOVERNMENT.


4 posted on 03/20/2017 4:55:42 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Jerusalem is the city of The Great King! Forgive my misspelling when on my tablet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The same problem where their 2012 convention shouted down the inclusion of God in their platform - 3 times, mind you - but the motion was shoved through anyway by that weasel Antonio Villaraigosa.


5 posted on 03/20/2017 5:04:06 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: tbw2

Their problems are many.


6 posted on 03/20/2017 5:10:56 PM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Democrat Party wants to BE your god!

That is their real “God problem”. That, and the fact that their core goals are antithetical to God and His Word.


7 posted on 03/20/2017 5:12:38 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("The church ... is not the master or the servant of the state, but the conscience" - Luther)
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>organized a private Mass

Therein lies the problem. You can not organize a private belief. You follow it, or you change it until you do.

A Man believes what he wants to believe and disregards the rest.


8 posted on 03/20/2017 5:14:05 PM PDT by soycd
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“When we learn to fake authentic sincerity we will never lose another election!”


9 posted on 03/20/2017 5:24:45 PM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“....as its base became more educated...”

One can start the debate right there.

I, and many others, would question the definition of “more educated”.

I picked up an old college text of a friend’s grandmother, titled something like “A Survey of Arts and Culture” and dated in the early 1900s. It was a fascinating read - covering architecture, literature, music, some math, and philosophy - to list a few topics.

I guarantee that very few of these “well educated” folks could pass tests based on a book that that grandmother aced.

But they probably could list “social justice” bull excrement for hours.

So much for their education.


10 posted on 03/20/2017 5:39:40 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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Yes they have. Their god is obama.


11 posted on 03/20/2017 5:41:56 PM PDT by sport
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They view God as the competition and Satan has the upper hand over this world at this time. Pretty short sighted if you ask me.


12 posted on 03/20/2017 5:46:51 PM PDT by BipolarBob (I just got done celebrating Black History Month. Obama and Kaepernick are both history. Hurray!)
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They have their failed tin goddess - Pickles Krinton.


13 posted on 03/20/2017 6:00:19 PM PDT by wally_bert (I didn't get where I am today by selling ice cream tasting of bookends, pumice stone & West Germany)
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Soon it’s gonna be RIGHT vs everybody else.

They’re gonna try to Final Solution us. Mark my words.


14 posted on 03/20/2017 6:04:02 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Somebody has to step forward and do what is right because it is right, otherwise no one will follow.)
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Soon it’s gonna be RIGHT vs everybody else.

They’re gonna try to Final Solution us. Mark my words.


15 posted on 03/20/2017 6:04:05 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Somebody has to step forward and do what is right because it is right, otherwise no one will follow.)
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It doesn’t make much sense, does it?


16 posted on 03/20/2017 6:05:28 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Somebody has to step forward and do what is right because it is right, otherwise no one will follow.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When one of their major protected groups defines themselves by activities condemned in the Holy Bible, they’ve created a dividing line many Christians and Jews will not cross.

Then just listen to them trying to dismiss what Scripture clearly teaches as if it doesn’t say what it clearly says.

I respect the atheist homosexual that rejects God more than I do the “Christian” homosexual that rejects God’s Word because it disagrees with his immorality or the pulpits that try to preach reconciliation between the two as if it were possible.


17 posted on 03/20/2017 6:57:50 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Get used to it - President Donald J. Trump)
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Bump


18 posted on 03/20/2017 7:11:49 PM PDT by foreverfree
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

https://www.whitehouse.gov/trump-stands-with-israel

President Trump Gets It!


19 posted on 03/20/2017 8:38:48 PM PDT by Maudeen (No one on this earth is too far gone for Jesus.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Salena Zito is a national treasure.


20 posted on 03/20/2017 8:53:15 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("We will be one people, under one God, saluting one American flag." --Donald Trump)
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