"When we took prayers out of schools, guns came into schools," said the clueless mayor
"When we took prayers out of schools, guns came into schools,"
Do prayers for better meals or less homework count ? 🤔
If prayer is the answer to gun violence in schools, then what is the answer to gun violence in churches?
When people open their mouths and reveal who they really are believe them.
I would hope that Eric Adams has sealed his fate in the next election because I don't think New Yorkers will put up with this kind of rhetoric, rhetoric that is embellished by white supremacists.
It's not a good way for a black mayor to curry favor among probably 50% of the city's voters.
Time will tell...
I think it was more like when we took funding out of schools, and the kids had to starve because their lunches were thrown in the trash since their parents were behind on the lunch account. Or when the parents started flashing the Nazi salute at school board meetings because they don’t want teachers to teach their children anything that didn’t come out of the Bible. Or maybe it was the NRA defending every Tom, Dïck, and Harry’s right to own huge arsenals after we’ve glorified and advertised “the deadliest shooting to date” for weeks and months, until they don’t even make the news unless there’s some sort of horrific unique feature. Or maybe it was myriad other GOP policies and philosophies that have dehumanized children and removed their agency over the past three decades forcing the children to take matters into their own hands. I don’t know, ask Kyle Rittenhouse why he thought the coolest thing around was an AR 15. You can find him getting the celebrity treatment by the Republican Party somewhere for getting away with killing liberals.
"When we took prayers out of schools, guns came into schools."
Really, Mayor Adams? Care to explain what happened at Oikos University, a Christian college which saw a mass shooting that left 7 dead and 3 wounded? The mass shooting whose gunman was a former student, a Christian?
Oh, and would you also give us your opinion on the uptick in church shootings?
Funny, I went to public school long before school shootings were ever a thing and I assure you no one was praying. Try again.
A "prayer breakfast" is an ominous sign that nothing good will follow.
Praying does nothing except waste time and ensure the status quo--that's the Republican platform.
Hey, I know!
If doing church stuff in schools keeps kids safe, then doing school stuff in church should keep congregations safe... right?
"Now, brothers and sisters, pick up that algebra book from the pew in front of you."
He also minimized mental illness in his little sponge analogy. "Oh, you just have to wring out your despair" like millions of people suffering from clinical depression haven't tried that. I would say it was an all-around thoughtless speech, but I'm quite sure he thought all of it out and it reflects his platform. Whether he's pandering or if these are his real feelings, I can't say. But he really should face a recall election.
“It is odd that Mayor Adams would need a refresher on the First Amendment...”
Sad to say, it's not odd at all. It seems as though there are multiple city, state, and federal officials who either haven't read the Constitution or can't be bothered with it. These people wear their faith on their sleeve as though it were the only thing that mattered insofar as their qualifications for the office they hold.
And it's one more reason why I think everyone, upon taking public office, need to be reminded, either formally or informally, of the separation of Church and State, why it's important, and why it's incumbent upon them to recognize and enforce it as a part of their everyday duties.
"I will happily throw nonbelieving schoolchildren under the bus, if that will buy me your interfaith vote in my reelection."
“We need to build a world that’s better for our children. No! We need to build children that’s better for our world.”
Well, he’s not wrong about this. We do need to build better children, but demanding religious zeal from people is the exact wrong way to go about it. It often interferes in building good children, just look at the last article from Hemant.
As for defending this speech, nobody is misrepresenting what he said. His speech was plain and clear. Imagine thinking that putting prayer into where it doesn’t belong thinking it will end gun violence when churches regularly are victims of mass shootings as well. JFC our politicians are fucking us over so goddamned badly. And the morons in the country are bending over blocking the lube.
SHOWING OFF their jeezyboy's hatreds again. It sure as hell hates equality. https://www.yahoo.com/news/catholic-bishops-sound-alarm-equal-142744888.html
How about current, working politicians stay away from faith based stuff other than personal worship? Why is the mayor at this thing at all? Ugh.
OT but delicious.
it seems like almost every accusation is a confession with republicans.