Perhaps they thought it was a mistake not to include God in the Democratic Party Platform. However, following two unsuccessful votes, it took a third vote to finally reinsert God into the party platform. But – why did half of the convention boo? Dr. Benjamin Wiker of tothesource comments on the Democratic Party convention and the God debate:
What could be more embarrassing—and telling—than half the democratic convention delegates booing God? Not just booing the democratic chairman himself for so obviously overriding the wishes of (at least) half the delegates. But booing God Himself, Whom the disappointed delegates so passionately wanted to exclude from the platform—and from our culture. . . .
The secular-minded half of the Democratic Convention delegates therefore … want the Democratic Party to be the secular party, the party that, once in power, can more effectively use federal power to continue booing God out of our culture.
But is the Democratic Party really the secular party? No. Don’t forget the half that cheered their “yay” when God was let back in. They don’t want God booed out of our culture, and they resent the attempt to boo God out of their party. Those who cheered God’s inclusion include the pro-life Democrats whom the party has shut out.
In short, the Democratic Party is divided. For a variety of complex historical and cultural reasons, the radical secularists have chosen the Democratic Party as the one they want to take over so that they can gain control of the country. . . .
The yays and nays, the cheers and boos we heard at the Democratic Convention are not friendly disagreements. They represent different universes. That should be clear enough from the passion each displayed. In representing two entirely opposed views of the universe, one with God included and one with God excluded, they represent two entirely different foundations for common life, two entirely different and opposing moral views, and hence two entirely different ways that governmental power should be used.