Democrats Add God, Jerusalem To Party Platform (VIDEO)

CHARLOTTE — At the kickoff of the Demcoratic Convention here Wednesday night, Democrats waded into contentious waters when they added the word “God” and support for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel into the party platform. 

Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa tried to add the new sections via voice vote, but had to take the vote three times after nays appeared to match yeas. Eventually he declared a two-thirds majority for amending the platform, which was met with boos in the hall.

The deletion of Jerusalem and the lack of a reference to God — despite a plank speaking about the importance of faith — led to protests from Republicans this week.