I am very grateful that we are approaching the time of year when professed Christians celebrate the birth of their savior. As a believer, I do not disrespect anyone who may have other beliefs, but I stand by what I believe.

So much has transpired over the last two years, that it is only by our faith and belief that we are able to press on. A syndicated newspaper recently quoted the vice president of the United States as saying that he and the president are believers.

He reportedly testified that the two of them have faith in the same one that will be celebrating his birth at Christmas. I personally find that the actions of these two, do not line up with the teachings of the life of Christ.

The last two years, in fact, tell a very different story. Christ would never do the things that these men have done and are striving to get done. From the time of his birth until the time of his departure, Jesus spoke in terms of love, caring for one’s fellow human beings, taking care of the elderly, widows and children; never did he speak or act as our president and vice president. The life of Jesus was entirely different.

Our president and vice president proclaim to be truth tellers. However, they have lied and upheld liars. Through all of the actions that have been taken by these two, believers know that because of the birth of Jesus, unjust actions taken by these men and their followers, including the passage of that horrendous tax bill that takes from the poor and gives to the rich, serve to strengthen our resolve. We will stand firm in our faith and knowledge; and this Christmas season will mean even more to us. You see, we walk out on our faith and knowledge of Jesus’s love and grace for us daily.

In my opinion, the evangelical supporters of these men, and not the true teachings of Jesus, will soon see the errors of their ways. As we move toward that glorious day of the birth of Jesus, we have some evangelical leaders who contemplated voting to send an alleged child molester and racist to the Senate. The president, who professes to be a believer, is a nonapologetic alleged sexual harasser himself. One cannot be a believer if he cannot admit to or confess sinful misdeeds or actions.

Brother L. Davied Bond spoke beautifully to these lamented facts, in his letter (“High morals have left us,” The Daily News, Dec. 4). No matter how men try to distort the truth with lies, the day of celebration of the birth of the truth has and always will reveal a lie for what it is. These so-called dark days will pass. This is why we do not worry about what individuals in high places and their supporters may do or say, for they will all know the truth. Immorality will not win. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

The Rev. James E. Daniels is founder and chairman of the Eagles’ Nest Community Organization and lives in Texas City.

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Doyle Beard

yes high morals left us with bill Clinton but davied tried to imply it was during present administration. does the word hypocrite mean anything to you or davied?

Walter Manuel

LOL Doyle, your exactly right my friend!

This is a typical case of the pot calling the kettle black.

James Daniels needs to simply remember his own words and look in the mirror and repeat to himself, "LMISD, LMISD".

All those lies that James Daniels told his supporters for years about LMISD while claiming to be a "reverend" eventually reared it's nasty head and revealed exactly who he really is now that the truth was revealed and LMISD was shut down.

Everyone does indeed need to be cautious of a fox wearing sheep's clothing. [yawn]

Carlos Ponce

" I personally find that the actions of these two, do not line up with the teachings of the life of Christ."
And I find the opposite as many Evangelists and church going Catholics do. I don't know what Bible you use but KJV states "Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."
To judge Daniels would be wrong but it looks like he put his own personal interests ahead of the students of defunct LMISD. Those students are now doing much better in TCISD. I am not judging but I am measuring.
"The president, who professes to be a believer, is a nonapologetic alleged sexual harasser himself."
The key word is "ALLEGED". An allegation is not the same as guilt. And Trump openly confessed that the words he thought he said in private to Billy Bush were wrong.
"...horrendous tax bill that takes from the poor and gives to the rich.." Does it? A real non-partisan economist would disagree with that assessment.
One wonders what news source Daniels uses, I can only surmise it is neither fair nor balanced as he regurgitates views from the far left.

Kim Baldwin

Romans 3:23-24 "ALL (that includes me and you) have sinned (are not perfect) and have fallen short of the glory of GOD, but through the redemption that is in CHRIST JESUS are being justified freely by HIS grace." As long as we are on this earth, All professing believers are "still under construction". Therefore, (1 Timothy 2:1-2) "I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness."
The tone of your column is divisive. No one should be judged by who they work for and what I have observed of Vice President Mike Pence is Godly, honorable and peaceable.

Charles Hughes

Umm! You will know them by their Fruits. Matthew 7:15-20
Study to shew thyself approved 2 Timothy 2:15
Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. John 8:32

Kelly Naschke

Does anything positive EVER come out of Daniels? EVER??? This is most pessimistic,negative thinking "reverend" I have ever seen. Oooops...correction...we have Jeremiah Wright spewing his venomous hate and anger. But...that's the company that Daniels keeps,

Diane Turski

I totally agree with you, Reverend Daniels! These dark days can't pass soon enough for me! I am looking forward to 2018 as a year that will bring a soul cleansing light back to save our country by encouraging people to remember to live by the Golden Rule!

Kelly Naschke

Diane would agree with Daniels if he said grass was blue and the sky was green.

Diane Turski

Speak for yourself, Kelly, and I will speak for myself!

Kelly Naschke

you have made yourself as predictable as the sunrise diane

Cary Semar

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Mike Meador

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Emile Pope

Cue the false equivalency and garbage...If Republicans claim to be better at running government because they are morally superior and better Christians, then they cannot compare themselves to Democrats when they get caught committing misdeeds. Notice how they don't even try to justify their actions or offer an excuse. They just say "what about when?" That's the defense of a criminal. So is attacking the character of the writer which has nothing to do with the validity of the writer's comments. If you have proof that the writer's comments are not true, then present it. But the "Davy did it too" argument belongs in playground discussions among seven year olds...

Cary Semar

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Jarvis Buckley

Reverend you are a jerk , to speak of our leaders Christian faith in such a negative way. Just my thoughts.....

Carlos Ponce

Romans 13: 1-7 NIV
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

Emile Pope

Interesting quote. Apparently the writer discovered it on January 20th...

Carlos Ponce

Since the writer, Paul, a devout Jew as Saul followed the Hebrew calendar how could he discover it on January 20th?

Emile Pope

Then perhaps the christians who spent eight years attacking the previous administration weren't really chtistians after all....

Carlos Ponce

Disagreeing with any president or his policy is acceptable. But outright vicious attacks on the current president is beyond anything morally acceptable by anyone of any faith. To borrow a phrase from Emile to compare what was done to Obama is a "false equivalence".

Emile Pope

Cue the hypocrisy...Saying that the attacks, insults, and threats directed at President Obama was "disagreeing" and that criticism of Trump's actions and policies is "outright vicious attacks" is a prime example of false equivalency. And I note that you didn't cite the biblical passage once during the eight years of President Obama's administration. Typical...

Carlos Ponce

Emile, apparently you toss out the term "false equivalency" with no concept of what it truly means. People disagreeing with Obama is not the same as the vile vicious attacks on Trump. The media had a love fest with Obama. The media WRONGFULLY and without reason DETESTS Trump.Emile worshiped the ground Obama walked on. Emile hung on every word uttered by Obama as God inspired gospel. That was your choice. Obama's actions were providential in your eyes. Obama could do NO WRONG in your eyes. Fine, that's your choice.
But your utter contempt and hatred of Trump is unreasonable. You base your HATRED on pure gossip and Democratic Party talking points, not facts. If you want to believe the lying media that's your choice but you lose credibility if you do.

Emile Pope

As usual, you present your own biased opinion as fact without any evidence to back it up. And repeating the same baseless opinion (as if you are the authority) doesn't make it true.

Carlos Ponce

Emile, are you posting to yourself again?

Cary Semar

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Walter Manuel

"They just say "what about when?" That's the defense of a criminal. So is attacking the character of the writer which has nothing to do with the validity of the writer's comments. If you have proof that the writer's comments are not true, then present it".

Emile, James Daniels doesn't need anyone defending his actions or thoughts coming from the peanut gallery because he has already shown his fruits by supporting the very people who not only stole money from LMISD and had to return it, but also deprived a whole generation of students who passed through the doors of LMISD just so that he could keep his sheeples in a job.

Emile, you can go back and do your own homework starting with the news article in the GDN where James Daniels is standing in front of the LMISD administration holding a poster board that read, "Save Our Shools".

You can entertain yourself while getting a few good laughs reading all of the lies that a self proclaimed "reverend" tried convincing others.

Perhaps LMISD's closure should be proof enough to James Daniels and his few supporters that the "truth shall set you free" and " that everything done in the dark, shall come to light". [yawn]

Emile Pope

Apparently you have issues with the writer. Personal attacks against the author are not considered a rebuttal...

Jarvis Buckley

He is a jerk for his comments.

Walter Manuel

Emile, I have no axe to grind with the author, I proved to everyone exactly what he was made out of and everyone now knows.

Just because you spew your garbage in the blogs about you being right and everyone else being wrong just further proves you'll do whatever to support the left no matter how much you've sold your sold to the devil.

Emile, that "sheeple" look that you've bought into and wear so well, does absolutely nothing for your own credibility or believability.

I work by facts alone and the "facts" was exactly what set the LMISD students free from the bonds of a generation of poor education that they were receiving and along the way it happened to set a bunch of others free by exposing the truth. PITY!

Emile Pope

First, you don't know the definition of "axe to grind". Second, you cannot rebut the statements of someone by attacking their character. Unless you have proof that the writer's statements are false, then personal attacks are irrelevant.

Walter Manuel

Ooops! "you'll do whatever to support the left no matter how much you've sold your "soul" to the devil. [wink]

Doyle Beard


Good job Walter.

Charles Hughes

So says Walter. lol

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