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City of God?


To the editor:

Mayor Eric Adams’ attack on the First Amendment continues unabated by the historical horrors of the fusion of religion and politics. Our Founding Fathers were keenly aware of the threat to freedom and democracy that comes from allowing religious beliefs to control the government; thus, the First Amendment. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . .”  The separation of church and state is necessary for democracy to survive.  

Adams called on New Yorkers to transform the city into a place of God. He told the Columbia University Teachers College that the challenge is not economics; it is a challenge of religious faith.  

I wonder if Adams is in over his head or "off his rocker.” It’s obvious that under Adams, New York City is in trouble.  

Michael J. Gorman   


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