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A Florida State Rep. is thanking God for slavery and her statement is taking people by surprise.

State Rep. Kimberly Daniels said publicly that, “if it wasn’t for slavery, I might be somewhere in Africa worshipping a tree.”

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Kimberly Daniels, who is the sponsor of a bill that was recently passed by the Florida House that will force all public schools to display “In God We Trust” signs, is what many would call a religious extremist.

While giving her speech on the “In God We Trust” bill, Daniels brought up the recent shooting at Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida. She said that God is the “light” adding, “our schools need light in them like never before.”

She went on to say that while it’s true that gun issues need to be addressed, the “real thing that needs to be addressed are issues of the heart.”

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Seventeen people, most of them children, were killed in that shooting and while religious people have been offering thoughts and prayers for years, nothing seems to be changing. It doesn’t appear as though God is the one who is going to finally change things for the better.

While Kimberly Daniels speaks of issues of the heart she also happens to be somewhat anti-Semitic.  She promotes anti-Semitic slurs and even minimizes the Holocaust. In one video she is heard saying, “You can talk about the Holocaust, but the Jews own everything!”

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation has waded in and they said, Florida State Representative Kimberly Daniels is on a religious mission, a mission to force her god on other people’s children. She’s been completely open about this theocratic goal as she preaches, ‘exorcises demons,’ and ‘speaks in tongues.’”

This country was founded on secular values, not religious ones. It’s just too bad that those leading the country don’t recognize that fact.