NYC Mayor Eric Adams maintains that ‘you cannot separate your faith’ from who you are

"It was a mistake to remove prayer from schools"

New York City Mayor Eric Adams maintained Sunday that he cannot separate his Christian faith from who he is as a person nearly a week after making waves with a similar statement in which he declared it was a mistake to remove prayer from public schools.

In an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with host Dana Bash, Adams was asked to clarify what he meant when he told a group of New York City faith leaders at his administration’s annual interfaith breakfast: “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.”

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