Party platforms don’t really matter to the party elites, Republican or Democrat. Weeper of the House John Boehner let slip this fact at a recent breakfast when he said he’s never met anyone who reads the platforms.
But to the parties’ rank and file, platforms matter. They gather often, beginning in their local districts, in an effort to work their way up the party hierarchy just to get a chance to attend conventions as delegates and provide input on the platform. So it’s telling that the Democratic Platform Committee removed the word “God-given” from its initial draft.
For the rank and file, the Democrat Party is the party that embraces — no, encourages — infanticide and perverted lifestyles. That sort of behavior can only be glorified when God is not recognized.
The Democrat rank and file made clear with their initial exclusion that they have rejected God. The reaction from the floor when the platform was amended just reaffirmed that God is not welcome in the Democrat Party.