Mayor Adams’ remarks on faith and government lead to tiff with civil liberties activists


Mayor Eric Adams appeared to tell an interfaith breakfast crowd Tuesday that he doesn’t believe in the constitutional separation of church and state in America.

“Don’t tell me about no separation of church and state,” the mayor told the audience gathered at the Stephen A. Schwartzman Building of the main New York Public Library branch in Midtown. “State is the body, church is the heart. You take the heart out of the body, the body dies.”