There's a growing divide in the Democratic Party among some key minority voters like Hispanics and African Americans.
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Many of these voters are having a hard time meshing their morality with party loyalties.
Democrats pride themselves on their diversity and it's apparent looking at DNC attendees.
But what's not so obvious is the difference of opinions on lightning rod issues like abortion and same-sex marriage, which, for the first time, are supported in the Democratic Party platform.
"I think it may be a problem with some people for President Obama, but I am very much okay with it," Democratic voter Dott Nicholson-Brown said.
Not all Democrats agree.
Fernando Cabrera is a New York pastor and a city council member from the Bronx. He believes the party's progressive shift might help win over some liberal votes, but ultimately it may do more harm than good.
"My message is this could cost us our election," Cabrera said.
He added that he came to Charlotte specifically to debate the platform change.
"I see myself as a reformer, and I'm hoping that we can put enough pressure (on the party)," Cabrera explained. "And as you know one of the biggest issues is gay marriage."
Cabrera believes Latinos and other minority groups tend to place a high premium on issues like life and family.
But the party was in no mood for a debate.
Instead, Democrats wanted to present a unified front for President Obama's re-election.
"It puts me in a tough position, in a tough place. But again, there's a certain sacred cow you just ought not touch and mess with, and for us it's that traditional value," University City Church Pastor Michael Stevens said.
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SOURCE: CBN News