See The Houston Chronicle Article: Lets Drop the Political Talk of God

There is simply too much talk about God in politics these days.

It may surprise you to hear a bishop of the church say it, but it seems that God is being used as a political football, and this borders on idolatry. The prophets thought so as well.

Last week there was much press around the fact that the Democrats had removed the words “God” and “Jerusalem” from their platform. Then, after a lot of bad press, they reversed their decision and amended their platform to add them back in. In a textbook example of botched parliamentary procedure, it became clear that the amendment adding the words back in did not get the required two-thirds vote. The chair, who clearly wanted it to pass, and obviously didn’t want to embarrass himself or his party, was flustered, and didn’t know what to do. So he called for the voice vote again. And then again. It was impossible to call, sounding closer to 50-50, or 60-40, so instead of calling for another vote, he announced it had passed.

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