The Democratic National Committee has declared the Democratic Party the party of the “religiously unaffiliated” in a resolution it passed championing the values of secular America as inclusive, while condemning religious liberty and Americans of faith as repressive and discriminatory.
“The resolution passed Saturday at the DNC’s summer meeting in San Francisco affirmed the religiously unaffiliated as sharing their values and being ‘the largest religious group within the Democratic Party,’” the Washington Examiner reported. “The unanimously passed resolution also criticized ‘religious views’ and ‘religious liberty’ that threatened minority groups.”
During the DNC’s summer meeting in the City by the Bay, it embraced atheists and those not identifying with any faith as constituting its dominant group, while tagging religious Americans and their religious freedoms as a threat suppressing the overwhelming majority of its party that holds secular values.
“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,” the DNC resolution states. “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 … the religiously unaffiliated demographic represents the largest religious group within the Democratic Party, growing from 19% in 2007 to one in three [33%] today.”
The resolution goes on to portray nonreligious Americans as victims of the religious liberties upon which America was founded centuries ago when Europeans fled across the Atlantic to worship God and practice their faith according to their sincerely held religious beliefs – without government interference or persecution
“WHEREAS, the nonreligious have often been subjected to unfair bias and exclusion in American society – particularly in the areas of politics and policy making, where assumptions of religiosity have long predominated,” the resolution claims. “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.”
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