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God and City Hall


To the editor: 

The March 1 Daily News reports about those objecting to police being used to remove the last of the Hurricane Ida victims still staying at the Millennium Hotel. They should be objecting to Mayor Eric Adams. He's the one who ordered the evictions.

After the FEMA funds that had been financing the hotel payments ran dry, Adams was unwilling to find money elsewhere in his budget. So people who became homeless due to their housing being damaged by a hurricane are now homeless again.

The same day, the Daily News reported Adams' assertion that his chief advisor, Ingrid Lewis-Martin, was right when she said there is no reason to have a separation of church and state. I'm guessing that if they were alive, Jerry Lewis would understand the need for this

separation and Dean Martin's reaction to the mayor and his advisor would be, "I thought I was the one who was drunk."

Adams claims "When I walk, I walk with God. I talk with God. When I put policies in place, I put them in with a God-like approach to them — that's who I am." Well, I can't imagine God saying "There's nothing less important in the city budget that you can cut, so create more homelessness by evicting people."

Instead of preaching, Adams should replace policies of his that are of dubious morality with ones that could be considered God's work. I'm reminded of the lyrics from one of the many classic songs written by the father of gospel music, the Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, "Walk Over God's

Heaven." Dorsey wrote: "Everybody talkin’ ’bout Heaven/Ain't goin there." I'm also reminded of a line from the movie "Fools' Parade" that's spoken by James Stewart: "God uses good people. Bad people use God."

Richard Warren


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