If anyone is foolish enough to read everything I write, it will come as no surprise that Right “Christian” blogosphere charges that Democrats booed God bother me because they’re (a) dubious and (b) hypocritical (because the Republican audience really did boo the Golden Rule in Charleston in January).
A Facebook friend, being playful rather than perpetuating the “booed God” line, linked to an ABC video of what actually happened in Charlotte. I’d embed it if I knew how (it’s not as easy as embedding the YouTube below). Accompanying text accurately describes it:
Moments after convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa gaveled in day two of the Democratic Convention, the hall burst into chaos as Democrats voted to amend their party’s platform to include the word “God” and name Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Villaraigosa called the vote three times. The first two voice votes, which require a two-thirds majority to pass, were tied between “ays” and “nos.” On the third vote it was still hard to tell whether he “ays” were audibly louder than the “nays” in the half-full arena.
When Villaraigosa announced “the ays have it,” loud boos erupted across the arena.
(Emphasis added) Watch it for yourself if you doubt that description. The audience was booing the Chairman’s high-handedness and dishonesty. No way was there a 2/3 vote in favor of the two-fold amendment.
Christian conservatives who have been saying the Democrats booed God: What is it about “Thou shalt not bear false witness” you don’t understand?
I’m abandoning “dubious,” and now give the Right “Christian” blogosphere charges that Democrats booed God a rating of “Pants on fire eternally with weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Now here is clip of the Republicans booing the Golden Rule:
Are we all squared away now?
Lest you think I’ve gone soft by insisting on truth, it’s been less than 4 hours since I last published a major reason I won’t vote for Obama.