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NYC mayor: ‘When we took prayers out of schools, guns came into schools’

Eric Adams in 2020
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During a recent interfaith breakfast, New York City Mayor Eric Adams said he rejected the notion of the separation of church and state and believes that the removal of faith and prayer from schools has contributed to many of the problems we are now seeing in our education system, The Blaze.

The Blaze provided a few comments that the Democrat Mayor made during his presentation at the annual breakfast held at the New York Public library.

“Don’t tell me about no separation of church and state. State is the body. Church is the heart. You take the heart out of the body, the body dies.”

“I can’t separate my belief because I’m an elected official,” Adams continued. “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.”

“When we took prayers out of schools, guns came into schools.”

Mayor Adams suggested that the declining faith in society may also be behind the increasing crime rates, homelessness, and breakdown of the family.

Adams, a former police officer, was sworn in as mayor of New York City on January 1, 2022, after a landslide victory.

READ: Dem mayor says church and state shouldn’t be separated, attributes crime spike to lack of faith: ‘When we took prayers out of schools, guns came into schools’

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