As I scanned through my news feed this morning, I came across a Huffington Post blog article by
So I began reading the HuffPo blog piece, and there it was. “Love.” Yes, there were plenty of references to love in the DNC festivities. As Drescher mentions, there were “regular outbursts of ‘Love Trumps Hate!’ chants, as well as broader expressions of love of country, love of neighbors, and love of others in the world.”
Drescher goes on to somehow equate the expression of love with progressive Christianity. What? Christians have a monopoly on love? So advocating love is somehow a religious expression? Sorry, Elizabeth, but love not only predates religion, it is evident in other species and is not inherently religious, much less Christian. You can’t just claim fundamental human emotions as part of your religion and take them over. That’s not how it works.
A much stronger argument would be that so many mentions of love served as more of an anti-Trump rhetoric as anything else. I can only assume that was the strategy, and an effective one at that, as we learned about Clinton’s 9-point lead in the polls post-convention. But it sure as hell wasn’t an appeal to religion.
If Democrats were attempting to secure the label as the new religious party, then I would bet someone would have corrected Hillary Clinton’s speech before it made it to prime time, when she referred to the National Motto as e pluribus unum, rather than In God We Trust.