By Tom Quiner
A lot happened yesterday.
First, the Democrats said goodbye to God. They nixed him from their party platform, expunging the name of our Creator from their written operating principles, also known as the party platform.
This wouldn’t be such a big deal, except that God has been invoked in their platform for years. Why extirpate Him now?
A lot of Americans already fear the Democrats for their shift away from the sacred in favor of the secular. Their removal of God seemed to confirm that the party of the HHS Mandate was ready for a final break with the Almighty.
And then politics intervened.
Sensing that this was a bad move, that Democrat godlessness was going to become the BIG story of the convention, Team Obama put their foot down and insisted that God be returned to the platform.
Team Obama also insisted that language be put back in that acknowledges Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Increasingly pro Palestinian Democrats had deleted this language from the platform:
“Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths.”
The floor erupted with unhappy delegates who were visibly and vocally upset with allowing God and Jerusalem to have any role in their party.
For now, God is back, but He is on probation.