Sunday, September 9, 2012

Religion in America - #4197 - Mention of 'God' in Party Platform: Republicans 12, Dems 1 - CNS News - Something to Keep in Mind November 6, 2012

The 2012 Republican Party platform, approved at last week’s GOP convention, mentions God a dozen times. By contrast, the Democratic Party platform, released on Monday, makes no reference at all to the Deity.  (UPDATE:  When exposed, Dems forced thru a change to Add a mention of 'God' back in platform).  In the 2012 GOP document, references to God actually increased six-fold over the 2008 platform – which saw two mentions, both in the chairman’s preamble: -- “. . . humility before God and before a nation of free and independent thinkers.” -- “. . .ever grateful to Almighty God for the political, religious, and civil liberties we enjoy. . .” In 2012, the GOP mentioned God 12 times, in 10 separate phrases: -- “. . .Reaffirm that our rights come from God, are protected by government, and that the only just government is one that truly governs with the consent of the governed. . .” -- “.-- “. . .May God continue to shed his grace on the United States of America. . .” -- “. . .We offer our Republican vision of a free people using their God-given talents. . .” -- “. . .God-given individual rights. . .” -- “. . .the primary role of government is to protect the God-given, inalienable, inherent rights of its citizens. . .”  Read more..........

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