Skip to comments.Sister Simone Campbell: 'I was comfortable with God not being named' in platform
Posted on 09/07/2012 1:38:11 PM PDT by NYer
Democrats broke into a battle of wills on Wednesday over the need to restore God to the party’s official platform. After much infighting, they eventually made a change that restored language that was in the 2008 platform.
It now reads: "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."
Republicans had a field day with the godless platform. But was the change actually necessary?
We asked Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the Catholic social justice lobbying group NETWORK and organizer of the Nuns on the Bus tour, if a Democratic platform needs to explicitly acknowledge any deity.
“I was comfortable with God not being named. If you choose God, do you use Allah, Yahweh and all the various names?” Campbell, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night, asked Current. “I think that is the challenge in such a diverse society.”
Campbell added, “Some people think that is the only way you can be a faithful person. For me, it is much more about shared values. In a society where we have many names for the divine, I think it will be hard to pick one.”
Campbell and her Nuns on the Bus gathered several hundred people in the basement of St. Peter’s Church in Charlotte Thursday morning to brainstorm what the Nuns on the Bus can do next. She tells us that the movement, which began as a fight against Paul Ryan’s social servicescutting budget, has taken on a life of its own.
Later this month a group of religious women in New York City will do a Nuns on the Ferry rally.
A group in Missouri has also taken up the mantle, and the NETWORK website provides the tools for pretty much anyone to become a nun on the bus.
“This has become open source. There is a kit for what you need. You can get these magnets and get a caravan together and you can be the nuns on the bus,” Campbell said.
Does anyone know the name of he bishop? This woman has stepped way out of bounds and needs to be reigned in.
Allah is not Yahway. Now, hold out your left hand.
Because Sister Simone is a liberal, socialist first and Christian second.
Of course you were, Sis. Your God is government.
She's a star, alright ... a falling star. Prayers for the conversion of heart of Sister Simone and her Nuns on the Bus.
You support evil, “Sister”.
To hell with you.
Nuns on the SHORT Bus, sounds more like it.
I think this woman missed a few Sunday school lessons if she thinks Allah is just another name for the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Leave the Church, but don’t call yourself a Catholic.
I guess your God is pro-abortion, sis.
NINO. Nun in Name Only.
“For me, it is much more about shared values. In a society where we have many names for the divine, I think it will be hard to pick one”
How about I AM?
God willing, I will attend the Nuns on the Ferry shindig.
Pray... and start taking up legal fees.
My son went to a Lutheran elementary school. (Missouri Synod - very conservative). I was always surprised that there were several teachers (mostly the single women) who were extremely liberal and hated republicans/love demonrats.
The final straw for me with them was when one of them taught a women’s bible study and spent one whole night going over how much God loved us and knew us even before we were in our mother’s womb, then she proceeded to vote demonrat, the baby killing party.
Sadly, 1st religion is democrat, 2nd is Christian.
She is also comfortable with NAMBLA and condoms for kids and abortion I guess