Watch what you ask for
Bested by a Republican campaign emphasizing Christian faith, some Democrats are scrambling to shake off their secular image, stepping up efforts to organize the "religious left" and debating changes to how they approach the cultural flashpoints of same-sex marriage and abortion.Well, ... no. It's not about bringing in the Christian Eye for the Secular Guy group to re-do the kitchen with fish symbols. It's about liberating the souls that you've kept bound and gagged for ... well, for how long?
No prominent opponent of abortion has come anywhere near the podium of a Democratic convention since 1992.Thank you. Since 1992. But in any case, it doesn't look like it's ever going to happen. Those that want the party to stay monotheist-free are vehement:
Why is it that Kerry could change his stand on any issue four times in the same debate, and these guys can't possibly take in a new thought for 12 years in a row?
"Our platform and the grass-roots strength of the party is pro-choice," said Elizabeth Cavendish, interim president of Naral Pro-Choice America. The party needs more religious language, Ms. Cavendish said, but not new positions.
Many Democrats agree. ... they argue that the party can reach religious voters without flinching from its current stance on abortion rights ..