The Democratic Party has restored references in its official platform to “God” and to Jerusalem as the recognized capital of Israel.
The move comes after some had complained that the platform approved Tuesday omitted those references, which were included in the 2008 platform.
Many in the audience booed after the convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, ruled that the amendments had been approved despite the fact that a large group of delegates objected.
The party reinstated language from the 2008 platform that said “we need a government that stands up for the hopes, values and interests of working people and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”
The platform also now includes what advisers said was Obama’s personal views on Jerusalem.