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The Mayor Talks Religion and Makes Waves

posted on March 7, 2023

James Barron of The New York Times reports that New York City Mayor Eric Adams is facing backlash after his comments disparaging the principle of the separation of church and state at an interfaith breakfast recently. Adams claimed that prayer should never have been banned in public schools and insisted that his election as mayor was divinely ordained. Some religious leaders in attendance were taken aback by the mayor’s position. One anonymous, retired Protestant minister told The Times, “‘The kind of religion hizzoner professes is one no serious clergy’ would embrace.”

Read at The New York Times