God Loses the Secularists Vote
Updated: Jan 2, 2020
There is a distinct Biblical word for those who disavow the existence of God:
“The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds...” (Psalm 14:1 NASB)
The Democrat National Committee (DNC) just made the historic decision to celebrate “the values of ‘religiously unaffiliated’ Americans as the ‘largest religious group within the Democratic Party,”[i] explaining:
“...religiously unaffiliated Americans overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values [and] have often been subjected to unfair bias and exclusion in American society.”[ii]
While Americans understand religious freedom is an inalienable right for believers and non-believers alike, the DNC unanimously weaponized a new Resolution that condemned people of faith who adhere to acknowledged Biblical morals and values:
“...those most loudly claiming that morals, values, and patriotism must be defined by their particular religious views have used those religious views, with misplaced claims of ‘religious liberty,’ to justify public policy that has threatened the civil rights and liberties of many Americans, including but not limited to the LGBT community…”[iii]
So with one of America’s two major parties now openly condemning people of traditional Biblical faith, it is no wonder that policies which once would have been supported by both parties because of the Biblical values they represented have now become partisan. For example, in the new Democrat-controlled US House:
● “So help me God” has been removed from committee oaths.[iv]
● A simple measure to condemn Anti-Semitism did not pass the House until it was attached to a resolution condemning Islamophobia[v]
● The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (a measure to prevent abortion doctors from killing a baby after it has been born) has been denied a floor debate or vote 75 times this session.[vi]
● and the list goes on...
Perhaps the Democrat Party’s recent decision to condemn people of traditional Biblical belief is not surprising given the fact that in the last election cycle, Democrats actually completely removed all mentions of God from their party’s platform.[vii] (Following a public outcry, they returned the word “God” to the platform—but only once, and only as an adjective rather than a noun,[viii] thus relegating God to an insignificant level.)
When God and the values He espouses in His Word are removed from the public square, the fall of morality and even common decency soon follow. The apostle Paul forewarned:
“For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools.…For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie… (Romans 1:20-23,25).
Christians can no longer stand on the sidelines of politics as the battle for the heart and soul of our nation turns from political attacks to spiritual ones.
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[i] Parke, C. (2019, August 29). Democratic Party embraces nonreligious voters, criticizes 'religious liberty' in new resolution. Retrieved from https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democratic-party-nonreligious-voters
[ii] Hasson, P. (2019, August 30). DNC resolution celebrates Democrats’ ‘largest religious group’ — and it’s not Christians. Retrieved from https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/30/dnc-democrats-religious-group/
[iv] Bois, P. (2019, June 5). Yes, Democrats have removed ‘So help me God’ from House committee oaths. Retrieved from https://www.dailywire.com/news/48088/yes-democrats-have-removed-so-help-me-god-house-paul-bois
[v] Mascaro, L. & Kellman, L. (2019, March 8). Omar praises condemnation of anti-Muslim, other bigotry. Retrieved from https://www.foxnews.com/us/omar-praises-condemnation-of-anti-muslim-other-bigotry
[vi] Desanctis, A. (2019, July 24). House Democrats refuse 75 times to vote on Born-Alive bill. Retrieved from https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/house-democrats-refuse-to-vote-on-born-alive-bill-75-times/
[vii] Lauren Markoe, “Democrats under fire for removing ‘God’ from party platform,” The Washington Post (September 5, 2019), https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/democrats-under-fire-for-removing-god-from-party-platform/2012/09/05/61b3459a-f79e-11e1-a93b-7185e3f88849_story.html
[viii] “Convention floor erupts as Dems restore references to God, Jerusalem in platform,” Fox News (September 5, 2012), https://www.foxnews.com/politics/convention-floor-erupts-as-dems-restore-references-to-god-jerusalem-in-platform