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  • The Democratic Party's Godless Platform

    09/05/2012 9:09:21 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 18 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/5/2012 | Andrew M. Greenwell, Esq.
    All reference to God has been removed from the 2012 Democratic platform. This a curiosity indeed: how the Democratic party claims a warrant to lead a "nation under God," and a nation whose foundational document refers to the "Laws of Nature and Nature's God," when the natural law and the name of God have apparently become so abhorrent to it. ... According to The Blaze, the 2004 platform for the Democratic party contained seven references to God, the 2008 platform retained one mention, and the 2012 platform apparently intends to banish God altogether.
  • Democrats Unveil Their National Platform [Higher Taxes For Rich; Same-Sex Marriage, and Abortion!]

    09/03/2012 8:43:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    CBSNews ^ | September 03, 2012
    September 3, 2012 Democrats Unveil Their National Platform WASHINGTON - Democrats unveiled a party platform at their national convention Monday that echoes President Barack Obama's call for higher taxes on wealthier Americans while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights. Delegates will vote Tuesday to adopt the platform that reflects the president's argument that his work is unfinished and he deserves another four years to complete the job. "Today, our economy is growing again, al-Qaeda is weaker than at any point since 9/11, and our manufacturing sector is growing for the first time in more than a decade. But there is...
  • Democrats to adopt historic stance on marriage

    09/03/2012 9:02:52 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 61 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 2 September 2012 | Joe Garofoli
    Eight years after California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the push for legalizing same-sex marriage was “too much, too fast, too soon,” the Democratic Party will make history Tuesday when it is expected to be the first major party to endorse same-sex marriage in its platform. While the plank packs no legal power, it marks a cultural milestone. “Another important societal cue that things are shifting,” said Amy Simon, an Oakland pollster who is working for advocates who want to legalize gay marriage in Maine and Washington. “As people are working through their conflicting feelings on this, they're looking for cues...
  • Platform vote on same-sex marriage at Democratic convention called historic

    09/04/2012 2:08:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | September 3, 2012 | Chuck Lindell
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For gay and lesbian delegates to the Democratic National Convention, this week's gathering offers a momentous opportunity to vote, for the first time in history, on a party platform that calls for legalizing same-sex marriage. "This is historic," said Rich Bailey of Austin, a gay man who has been politically active for 26 years. "It's my first national convention, and I'm really excited I get to go to this one, especially one where we have an opportunity to vote on this plank." Delegates Sue Spell and Carol Cappa from Fort Worth, together for 11 years, have discussed...
  • Democrats take Pro-Israel language out of platform

    09/04/2012 10:46:52 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 4, 2012 | Jeff Dunetz
    The Democrat Party has removed a section of its 2008 Party Platform in the 2012 version recently released online -- some key language in expressing support for the state of Israel. Below is the section missing from the 2012 document (h/t Republican Jewish Coalition, @RJCHQ) : The United States and its Quartet partners should continue to isolate Hamas until it renounces terrorism, recognizes Israel's right to exist, and abides by past agreements. Sustained American leadership for peace and security will require patient efforts and the personal commitment of the President of the United States. The creation of a Palestinian state...
  • Democratic platform draft language on marriage equality, ENDA revealed

    08/09/2012 9:03:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    LGBTQ Nation / The Washington Blade ^ | August 9, 2012 | Chris Johnson
    The draft language in the Democratic Party platform endorsing marriage equality has been revealed and shown to say “we support marriage equality” is set to become a tenet of the party’s beliefs. In addition to endorsing marriage equality, the language also calls for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and urges passage of DOMA repeal legislation known as the Respect for Marriage Act. Notably, the language explicitly backs religious freedom for marriage, saying religions should “decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.” Buzzfeed was first to make the language public ahead of the scheduled...
  • Gay marriage rises as wedge in 2012 race

    07/31/2012 8:46:40 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 40 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 31 2012 | John Roberts
    The Democratic National Committee made headlines this week with the announcement that for the first time, it is moving to include a plank supporting same-sex marriage in the party's convention platform. It appeared to be a bit of an "in your face" to the host state, North Carolina, which just voted by 61 percent for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. The Democratic Party, though, has been emboldened since President Obama reversed course and came out in favor of same-sex marriage in May. .. Obama has energized the LGBT lobby and Hollywood, raising millions of dollars off the announcement...
  • Democrats will officially embrace same-sex marriage as part of party platform

    07/30/2012 4:28:07 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 31 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 30 July 2012 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    The Democratic leadership is moving to include a motion in support of same-sex marriage in the official party platform for the first time in history. According to a Democratic official, the party's 15-person platform drafting committee voted to include language backing gay marriage during a weekend meeting in Minneapolis. A source at the meeting told Politico the decision to endorse gay marriage was ‘not controversial.’ Milestone decision: The Democratic Party has decided to include a pro-gay marriage motion in its official platform for the first time in history The language will not become official until the party’s full Platform Committee...
  • Democratic Party to add gay marriage to platform

    07/30/2012 10:25:30 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    abc ^ | 7/30/2012 | Liz Goodwin
    The Democratic Party has added new language endorsing gay marriage in its platform draft, the Washington Blade reports. Sen. Harry Reid said in May that he believed the party would alter its platform in favor of gay marriage,