In a recent speech, New York City Mayor Eric Adams made headlines with his pro-God stance, raising eyebrows in a city known for its progressive ideals. Speaking at a community event, Adams stated, “When we took prayers out of schools, guns came into schools…. Don’t tell me about no separation of church and state. State is the body. Church is the heart.”
He added, “State is the body, church is the heart,” he continued. “You take the heart out of the body, the body dies. I can’t separate my belief because I’m an elected official. When I walk, I walk with God. When I talk, I talk with God. When I put policies in place, I put them in with a God-like approach to them. That’s who I am.”
The statement has been met with both support and criticism, with some applauding Adams for his bold stance on the role of religion in public life, while others argue that his comments violate the principles of secular government. The controversy highlights the ongoing debate over the relationship between religion and public policy in America, and raises questions about the role of elected officials in promoting personal beliefs. Adams has yet to respond to the backlash, but the incident is sure to spark further discussion on this hotly contested issue
Lib NYC Mayor Eric Adams SHOCKS with pro-God rant in deep-blue New York🙏
"When we took prayers out of schools, guns came into schools…. Don't tell me about no separation of church and state. State is the body. Church is the heart."
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 2, 2023
it is worth noting that Mayor Adams has made several controversial statements in the past. For example, he has been criticized for his qualified support of the stop-and-frisk strategy and for mocking the state of Kansas for lacking a brand