CHARLOTTE (AP) - Democrats have changed their convention platform to add a mention of God and declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
The amendment was offered by former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a United Methodist minister, after criticism from Republicans.
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. He called for a vote three times before ruling.
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 say are Obama's personal views on Jerusalem.
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