When it comes to being offensive, Democratic Jacksonville City Council candidate Kimberly Daniels doesn’t discriminate.
Daniels, a former prostitute and drug dealer turned preacher, has come under fire recently for controversial comments made over the years. In October 2009, Daniels told Charisma magazine that she refused to buy candy during Halloween season, because she felt that it was cursed. Daniels, an African-American, has also been filmed preaching that she “thanks God” for slavery, and has also been quoted making anti-Semitic remarks.
According to a piece published last week at The Huffington Post:
Daniels is known as a “demon buster” who gives exorcisms to rid people of various maladies.
“We have experienced much success in one-session deliverances,” Daniels wrote in her book, Clean House, Strong House… “However, there have been times when I have personally walked homosexuals, ex-witches, and drug addicts through sessions that took place over a couple of years.”
In October 2009, Daniels penned an article for Charisma magazine titled “The Danger of Celebrating Halloween,” in which she opines that the holiday is about much more than simply trick-or-treating:
I do not buy candy during the Halloween season. Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by going door to door or by purchasing it from the local grocery store. The demons cannot tell the difference.
Halloween is much more than a holiday filled with fun and tricks or treats. It is a time for the gathering of evil that masquerades behind the fictitious characters of Dracula, werewolves, mummies and witches on brooms. The truth is that these demons that have been presented as scary cartoons actually exist. I have prayed for witches who are addicted to drinking blood and howling at the moon.
Daniels goes on to say that the dangers of Halloween do not lie in what is seen, but in the “secret, wicked, cruel activities that go on behind the scenes.” According to Daniels, these activities include:
- Sex with demons
- Orgies between animals and humans
- Animal and human sacrifices
- Sacrificing babies to shed innocent blood
- Rape and molestation of adults, children and babies
- Revel nights
- Conjuring of demons and casting of spells
- Release of “time-released” curses against the innocent and the ignorant.
According to Huffington Post, Daniels has been filmed preaching that she “thanks God for slavery” because, without it, she “might be somewhere in Africa worshiping a tree.”
Another recently uncovered video shows Daniels saying that “you can talk about the Holocaust, but the Jews own everything.” When questioned about the comment, Daniels said that she meant it to be “positive.” Following outrage over the comments, The New Black Panther party said it would lend Daniels its support.
According to her website, Daniels was also a successful student and track star, who would have made it to the Olympics had her life not “spiraled into a life of the streets and drugs.”