A new resolution was unanimously passed over the weekend at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in San Francisco. Primarily the resolution addressed disdain for religious liberty. Claiming that the majority of the Democratic party is secular, the DNC suggested religious Americans are a threat to its party.
“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” The resolution states. It continues to paint religious Americans as oppressors, saying, “the nonreligious have often been subjected to unfair bias and exclusion in American society” and that those with religious views have “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.”
To reiterate, the DNC believes that Americans who have faith have threatened civil rights and liberties of “many Americans” including “LGBT, women and ethnic and religious/nonreligious minorities.” That appears to be literally everyone except straight white males. The DNC is actually saying that religion oppresses everyone. What about the women, LGBT, and ethnic and religious/nonreligious citizens who are religious and enjoy their religious freedom? Are they the oppressors or the victims?
It seems their answer lies in whether or not the individuals are Democrats, because “the Democratic Party is an inclusive organization that recognizes that morals, values and patriotism are not unique to any particular religion, and are not necessarily reliant on having a religious worldview at all.” In conclusion, the Democratic party on its moral high horse has declaired:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE recognizes:
1) The value, ethical soundness, and importance of the religiously unaffiliated demographic – a group of Americans who contribute in innumerable ways to the arts, sciences, medicine, business, law, the military, their communities, the success of the Party and prosperity of the Nation; and
2) That religiously unaffiliated Americans are a group that – as much as any other – advocates for rational public policy based on sound science and universal humanistic values and should be represented, included and heard by the Party.