Democrats Pass Resolution Applauding ‘Nonreligious Americans,’ Criticizing Churchgoers

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Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Democrats Pass Resolution Applauding ‘Nonreligious Americans,’ Criticizing Churchgoers

DEMOCRATS PASS RESOLUTION APPLAUDING ‘NONRELIGIOUS AMERICANS,’ CRITICIZING CHURCHGOERS 


The Democratic National Committee passed a first-of-its-kind resolution Saturday recognizing the “ethical soundness” and “importance” of religiously unaffiliated Americans while contending such voters “share the Democratic Party’s values.”

The resolution – passed at the DNC’s summer meeting – was championed by the Secular Coalition of America, an organization that lobbies on behalf of atheists, agnostics and humanists in public policy. The coalition said it was the first time the party had “embraced American nonbelievers.” It passed unanimously absent one abstention, the coalition said. 

“[T]he religiously unaffiliated demographic represents the largest religious group within the Democratic Party, growing from 19% in 2007 to one in three today,” the resolution says. “… [T]he 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.” 

The religiously unaffiliated, the resolution asserts, “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.” 

The resolution says the DNC recognizes 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.”

It also says the DNC recognizes 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”

Further, the resolution criticizes religious Americans: “[T]hose 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.”

Secular and atheist groups applauded the resolution. 

“America was founded as a secular government charged with representing and protecting the freedoms of people of all faiths and none – I am proud to see the Democratic Party take that to heart by bringing secular Americans into the fold,” said Sarah Levin, director of governmental affairs for the Secular Coalition for America.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation said it is “optimistic that the DNC resolution is a sign of bigger and better things to come for freethinkers.”

 

Are You Still a Democrat?

“Come out of her my people!”

Here is a brief video by Bishop E. W. Jackson about the spiritual and moral dangers of being involved in the Democrat Party. Who is this man? According to Wikipedia,

Earl Walker Jackson Sr. (born January 13, 1952) is an American pastor, businessman speaker, author, and political activist. He was a Republican Party primary candidate for the United States Senate in Virginia in the 2012 election. He is the founder and current president of S.T.A.N.D. (Staying True To America’s National Destiny), a conservativenon-profit organization dedicated to restoring America’s “Judeo-Christian” ethics. He is head pastor at Exodus Faith Ministries, located in Chesapeake, VA. Jackson has appeared as a commentator on national news networks such as C-SPANFox News and MSNBC.

Earl Walker Jackson Sr. was born on January 13, 1952 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He eventually joined the United States Marine Corps where he served for three years. Following the Marines, he entered the University of Massachusetts Boston and graduated in 1975. In 1978, he graduated from Harvard Law School and continued to practice law in the Boston area for 15 years.[1] While in Boston, he appeared on several radio shows on WHDH Boston, as well as having a nationally syndicated talk show, “Earl Jackson Across America.”[2] In 1996, he joined with the Christian Coalition to head “The Samaritan Project,” an outreach program that distributed $500,000 to churches that were victims of arson. In 1998, he was consecrated a bishop and went on to establish Exodus Faith Ministries. Currently, Jackson is involved in Hampton Roads politics, serving as a member of the Chesapeake Police Advisory Board, a Trustee of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, and a Trustee for Lead Hampton Roads. He has made media appearances on ABC’s Good Morning AmericaPolitically IncorrectHardball with Chris Matthews, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, ABC Radio Network, and NPR.[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._W._Jackson)

May YHVH Elohim raise up more spiritual leaders like this man! Now, here’s the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfrd8vRBla4&feature=related