The funny part about this controversy is that they had an easy answer that would have been acceptable and they failed to give it. They simply could have said reference to God makes our atheist members uncomfortable and we want to accommodate them. Of course many of them really were happy to have it deleted and since sin blinds they were blind even to a simple response. It would have made them look bad in some ways but would have been an easy response. Instead they stumbled and then resorted to dubious parliamentary procedure to undo the mistake
Perhaps the DNC should get a copy of ST. Louis De Montfort's --- Alone.