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Democrats Reject God

The latest from Democratic 2020 contenders on the campaign trail affirms that the party is increasingly distancing itself from God to the point of leaving Him out entirely. An op-ed in The Atlantic notes how Beto O’Rourke’s presidential announcement bid did not close with any mention of God, and neither have the “other major white progressive candidates-Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, or Kirsten Gillibrand.” This is in stark contrast to Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry, and even Barack Obama in 2004. Notably, Obama did not invoke God at the end of his 2007 announcement speech, but he did begin with a humble reflection, “Giving all praise and honor to God for bringing us here today.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Atlantic…

Were a Democrat from the Clinton, Bush, or Obama eras to watch the presidential-announcement video that Beto O’Rourke released on Thursday, they would likely be struck by how it ended. Or, more specifically, by how it didn’t end. O’Rourke did not close with any mention of God.

Until recently, farewells that invoke God were standard fare for Democratic and Republican candidates alike. Bill Clinton ended his 1992 convention speech with the words “God bless you, and God bless America.” At the 1996 convention, he declared, “God bless you, and good night.” Al Gore finished his 1999 presidential-announcement speech with the words “May God bless you. And God bless America.” John Kerry closed his presidential-announcement speech in 2003 by saying, “Thank you, and God bless you all.” Barack Obama ended his keynote address at the 2004 Democratic convention with the phrase “God bless you.” (Although Obama didn’t mention God at the end of his 2007 announcement speech, he began it with “Giving all praise and honor to God for bringing us here today.”) Hillary Clinton closed her announcement speech in 2015 with “God bless you. And may God bless America.”

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