A meme circulating on Facebook in March 2021 quotes Kimberly Daniels, a Christian minister and former member of the Florida House of Representatives in the US, as saying “I thank God for slavery.” It shows a photo of Daniels, who is African-American.
The quote continues: “If it wasn't for slavery, I might be somewhere in Africa worshipping a tree.”
It’s an outrageous statement, and Facebook’s fact-checking system has flagged the meme as possibly false. But Daniels said it.
Sermon in 2008
A short clip from the sermon, including the part where Daniels thanks God for slavery, can be viewed here.
In August 2020, Daniels lost her bid for re-election to the Florida house.
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