Hate Group Defends Dem NYC Mayor On Church/State

Via email from the Family Research Council:

New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) sparked a firestorm of backlash for his comments about prayer at an interfaith prayer breakfast in Manhattan on Tuesday. “When we took prayers out of schools, he said, “guns came into schools.”

In addition, he stated, “Don’t tell me about no separation of church and state.” Leftist activists constantly misuse the phrase “separation of church and state.”

The First Amendment prevents the establishment of official state religion, but that does not mean the state must forcibly remove all signs of religion from schools or other public institutions.

Yet, that is what many of these leftist activists would like to see. It is interesting to see the Left turn on their own over the suggestion that prayer should be in schools.

Of course, Adams is far from a Christian nationalist. He is not trying to establish a theocracy. He merely believes in the power of prayer and thinks that removing prayer from schools has not helped our society. Many religious Americans would agree.

Adams is not the most articulate or informed spokesperson for religion, but that does not mean he should be eviscerated by activists and media for expressing his beliefs.

The intense reaction against Adams’s comments represents a larger effort to push Christianity out of the public square. Christians should push back against this and defend religious freedom.