The Divided Soul of the Democratic Party

Religion News Service’s David Gibson reports on this year’s Democratic National Convention, which is challenging stereotypes about the Democratic Party being “the default home of secularists and atheists, with practicing believers shunted to a side room only to be trotted out when a political event needs a gloss of godliness.” Instead, Gibson writes that “talking to delegates and activists reveals a much different picture, with people of faith — almost every faith — eager to testify to their beliefs and how they in fact bolster their political choice for a party some view as inimical to religion.” From Tim Kaine speaking about his Catholicism and Jesuit education to the Mothers of the Movement invoking God, “God-talk” and believers were evident at this year’s convention.

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