Hosting an interfaith breakfast yesterday, Eric Adams pulled back the curtain. God made him mayor, not politicking, his track record or policies. An aide, Ingrid Lewis-Martin, introduced Adams as “definitely one of the chosen.” You wouldn’t go against God, would you? Forget election day, the creator has already mapped things out for New Yorkers.
by David Stone
The Roosevelt Island Daily News
“I strongly believe in all of my heart, God said, ‘I’m going to take the most broken person and I’m going to elevate him to the place of being the mayor of the most powerful city on the globe,’” Adams said.
New York caught a break because God could have made him mayor of Topeka, Kansas, instead, Adams noted, but He didn’t.
The New York Times first reported on this.
Taking the Right Approach
Further solidifying his divinely styled mayoralty, Adams noted that he used a “God-like approach” in implementing policies. You can’t beat that.
He backed that by denouncing the constitutional separation of church and state.
“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,” he said.
Clarifying with an attack on the 1962 Supreme Court decision removing prayer from public schools, he said, “When we took prayers out of schools, guns came into schools,”
God Made Me Do It
Mayor Adams thought about taking it further, according to unreliable reports.
He seriously considered appointing himself king when he heard about the concept of the divine right of kings. After all, who would dare challenge his self-proclaimed godly authority?
Enshrining himself as king fizzled out when he realized how much paperwork and administration would be required of him. Realizing how demanding of a job it was, Adams instead decided to stay in his day-to-day role as divinely-appointed Mayor.
Although Eric was not able to appoint himself king, he definitely understood the appeal – if not for all the paperwork.