The Democratic National Committee has formally acknowledged what has been evident for quite some time: Nonreligious voters are a critical part of the party’s base. The DNC has called on Democratic politicians to recognize and celebrate the contributions of nonreligious Americans, who make up one-third of Democrats.
In response, Robert Jeffress, a Dallas pastor with close ties to Trump, appeared on Fox News, saying the Democrats were finally admitting they are a “godless party.”
This was hardly a new argument. Conservative Christian leaders have been repeating some version of this claim for years, and have often called on religious conservatives and Republican politicians to defend the country against a growing wave of liberal secularism.