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The Democratic National Committee recently adopted a resolution that says the “religiously unaffiliated” are the “largest religious group within the Democratic Party.” The group has grown from 19% in 2007 to one in three today. It’s no secret that the Democratic Party is secularizing. In other words, there’s no room in their worldview for religion or spirituality. The DNC resolution declared, “that morals, values, and patriotism are not unique to any particular religion, and are not necessarily reliant on having a religious worldview at all.” The Democratic Party platform affirms abortion on demand, gay marriage, and transgender rights. Even as the party secularizes and embraces humanistic values, it’s important to realize that the policy position it’s staking out is reflective of truth claims even though they no longer come from religious sources. Expect a battle over religion and God at the DNC’s convention next year.