Evangelical pastor and author John MacArthur said the Democratic Party has "adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform," CNSNews.com reports. "And as you know," MacArthur told his Southern California congregation Sept. 30, "I'm not one to talk about politics as such, but I was essentially amazed that one of the historic parties here in the United States adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform. Parties which used to differ on economics now differ dramatically on issues that invade the realm of God's law and morality. ... In an ideal situation, their platform would mean that the government passes out condoms so people can fornicate at will. For those who happen to get pregnant in the process, the platform advocates that you kill the baby at the will of the mother, up and including the ninth month. At the same time, it advocates homosexual marriage, which is an oxymoron, an utter impossibility, and a gross violation of the law of God. ... All of that is Romans 1. Romans 1 says God will judge, God has judged, throughout human history, nations that experience sexual freedom. ... And then Romans 1 says God will judge those nations that advocate homosexual behavior, men with men, women with women, doing what is unnatural." The Democratic Party voted to include support for same-sex marriage in its platform at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. At the convention, the party also affirmed its endorsement of Obamacare, which includes a regulation requiring virtually all healthcare plans to cover sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs. God's name was also initially omitted from the platform, though it was eventually reinserted.