Democratic Party embraces nonreligious voters, criticizes 'religious liberty'
he Democratic National Committee (DNC) passed a resolution Saturday praising the values of "religiously unaffiliated" Americans as the "largest religious group within the Democratic Party."
The resolution, which was unanimously passed at the DNC's summer meeting on Aug. 24 in San Francisco, Calif., was championed by the Secular Coalition of America, an organization that lobbies on behalf of atheists, agnostics, and humanists on public policy. The group celebrated the DNC's move as the first time a major party "embraced American nonbelievers."...
... They scoff and speak with malice; loftily they threaten oppression. They set their mouths against the heavens, and their tongue struts through the earth. ... But when I thought how to understand this, it seemed to me a wearisome task, until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I discerned their end. - Psalm 73
It's a semi-smart move on the Democrats part considering,
Jack Jenkins wrote: .... According to newly released General Social Survey data analyzed by Ryan P. Burge of Eastern Illinois University, Americans claiming ‚Äúno religion‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ sometimes referred to as ‚Äúnones‚ÄĚ because of how they answer the question ‚Äúwhat is your religious tradition?‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ now represent about 23.1 percent of the population, up from 21.6 percent in 2016. People claiming evangelicalism, by contrast, now represent 22.5 percent of Americans, a slight dip from 23.9 percent in 2016.
That makes the two groups statistically tied with Catholics (23 percent) as the largest religious ‚ÄĒ or nonreligious ‚ÄĒ groupings in the country....
excerpts from, "Nones‚Äô now as big as evangelicals, Catholics in the US"
---except they are less likely to vote than evangelicals.
Politically, probably means very little. of course, Trump might be a great motivator for them in some unexpected way.