President Harry Truman once said, “We must never forget that this country was founded by men who came to these shores to worship God as they pleased. Catholics, Jews, and Protestants, all came here for this great purpose. They did not come here to do as they pleased – but to worship God as they pleased, and that is an important distinction.” Recent action by the DNC makes me wonder if Truman would even recognize his party. On August 24, 2019, the Democratic National Committee passed a resolution that celebrates the role of non-Christians in the Democrat party while attacking those who adhere to what the Bible teaches.
Here’s what the resolution says:
WHEREAS, the religiously unaffiliated demographic has tripled in the last two decades, now representing 25% of the overall American population and 35% of those under the age of 30; and WHEREAS, religiously unaffiliated Americans overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values, with 70% voting for Democrats in 2018, 80% supporting same-sex marriage, and 61% saying immigrants make American society stronger; and
WHEREAS, the religiously unaffiliated demographic represents the largest religious group within the Democratic Party, growing from 19% in 2007 to one in three today; and
WHEREAS, the nonreligious have often been subjected to unfair bias and exclusion in American society, particularly in the areas of politics and policymaking where assumptions of religiosity have long predominated;
That’s a lot of political verbiage, so let’s boil it down. First, the Democrats believe that the number of those who classify themselves as having no faith is growing and they seem to like it. They also acknowledge that this is a group that overwhelmingly agrees with the Democrats’ beliefs on same-sex marriage and open borders.
No surprise here, but it is important. Any Christian who has historically voted for Democrats needs to recognize that the Democrat party is officially celebrating a group who claims the Democrat agenda is not in step with Christian faith. They are proud that their plan for America cannot be connected with Christianity.
Next, they take the bold step to declare that this group is the largest religious group in the Democrat party today. Again, not a big surprise, but what does that mean? If you are a Christian, you are a minority in the Democrat party. Your values, beliefs and aspirations will take a backseat to those who do not espouse a Christian faith.
If you try to find a pro-life Democrat member of Congress, you’ll be looking a long time.
On the chance that you do find one, he or she wouldn’t want you to tell anyone. I found it interesting that 36% of African-American protestants are pro-life. To my brothers and sisters who make up that 36%, the message is clear. The Democrats don’t respect your values or your beliefs. You must take a backseat in the Democrat party’s big tent.
The resolution also asserts that the non-Christian have been subject to bias and exclusion in American society, especially in policymaking. That’s a tough one. I’m not for marginalizing anyone in our culture, nor is anyone I know. The resolution doesn’t support this assertion factually and there is virtually no evidence that supports any exclusion.
This is one of the more sinister parts of the resolution. The intent of this part is not to address acts of bias against people. There aren’t any. It’s an attempt to unwind the Judeo-Christian heritage upon which this nation was built. The Democrats of 2019 believe that America has had too much God, Christianity and faith in her history. The Democrats want to unravel that by emphasizing worldviews that do not put God at the center.
Just to make sure they’re being understood, the Democrats add this in the resolution.
WHEREAS, 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, women, and ethnic and religious/nonreligious minorities;
This segment of the resolution makes it clear that if you believe in religious liberty; if you believe in what the Bible says about marriage; if you believe what President Truman said a long time ago about being able to worship God as you choose; you have no place in the Democrat Party. This part of the resolution is the declaration of hostility against those who adhere to biblical values and the Judeo- Christian heritage our country was built upon.
Christians have a choice to make in 2020. Remember, what we are is a product of what we choose.