The official Democratic Party Platform, while expressing respect for the religious beliefs of all Americans, does not mention the word/name "God". The Republican platform mentions God about a dozen times. No big surprise there. They still haven't gotten the memo that we're not electing a pope this year. They also believe that the world is 6,000 years old and that humans and dinosaurs lived side by side, like on The Flintstones.
As usual, Obama adviser Robert Gibbs tap danced around the subject when asked about the omission by CNN. Via Huffington Post:
He said the platform mentions "faith and religion" and cited the "thousands of God-fearing Democrats in this building here tonight."
Since the platform was released, the lack of the word "God" has become a rallying cry among some conservatives, especially those who believe that the Obama administration is unfriendly to religion. The Republican platform, released last week, made at least a dozen references to God and included a section on religious liberty.
Did I buy the wrong calendar? Mine says 2012, not 1912. Ugghhhh!