April 27, 2001
volume 12, no. 117

Jerry Kleczka
Wisconsin, 4th District

    This series, appropriately titled "Herod's Heroes," is intended to separate the wheat from the chaff by revealing those men and women, for whom we have voted, and who are not upholding the ideals God expects of His children. We cannot condone sin, and they are promoting the most vile of sin by being accomplices to the slaughter of millions of innocents in the womb. That is why, like the Judean king of Christ's time, who, out of political expediency and jealousy, tried to eliminate the Messiah by killing the first-born of every family, so also they are helping satan in killing God's precious ones sacrificed at the altar of the convenience of modern life. These "Herod's Heroes" are under the totally false misconception that a woman has the right to do with her body as she wants. Wrong! It is not hers, but rather God's. The body we have is merely a shell to hold our soul. The soul is forever; the body, as we are reminded on Ash Wednesday, will return to dust. Christ has said in Matthew 10: 28, "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather be afraid of him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."


    We have completed those congressional pro-abort 'Catholics' from Wisconsin who would be considered "Herod's Heroes," but before we drop down to Illinois to show two more 'Catholic' congressman with 100% pro-abort leanings in the land of Lincoln, we want to alert you to one from Wisconsin's 4th District in South and southwest Milwaukee who, because his voting record is above the mendoza line, might slip under the radar of being pro-abort. He is Jerry Kleczka who is currently in his tenth term in office. Because he is Catholic, because he is not fully committed, he hurts the cause for the Sanctity of Life. Therefore he could be correctly called "Herod's Helper" because he empowers the culture of death by his lukewarmness. It is this which Our Lord has said can be so devastating, "I know thy works; thou art neither cold nor hot. I would that thou wert cold or hot. But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to vomit thee out of My mouth; because thou sayest, 'I am rich and have grown wealthy and have need of nothing,' and dost not know that thou art the wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked one" (Apocalypse 3: 15-17).

    Does Jerry Kleczka really want to be considered in such a manner by God Almighty Himself? We urge you to write him (e-mail below) and share your concern and love that he would commit himself with his entire heart, mind and soul for the culture of life. His pro-abort voting record is 50%. Though he voted for the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, his record is an excellent example of being a fence-sitter and that can be alarming, feeding into the political correctness of leaning toward the culture of death. His voting record shows such a tendancy. He voted to not ban FDA testing, developing and approving the abortion pill; he voted not to prohibit U.S. military facilities from performing abortions. He also urged to contribute to UNFPA and contribute to programs promoting contraception and abortion. Finally he showed some signs of hope for he voted for the Unborn Child Protection Act Against Violence the second time after voting against the first. How he voted yesterday on this same bill will tell volumes on if his heart is changing. Remind him that as a true Roman Catholic he must uphold all the teachings of the Catholic Church and Rome's mandate of upholding life in all stages. Does he really want to empower the culture of death? He will have to answer to God for any transgressions against Christ's innocent ones as Jesus says in Matthew 25: 45, "'Amen I say to you, as long as you did not do it for one of these least ones, you did not do it for Me.' And these will go into everlasting punishment, but the just into everlasting life."

    We ask him to help turn the Democratic Party away from the culture of death and the immoral organization it has become under the evil leadership of Bill Clinton whose immoral standards he has defended without merit or credibility. We ask him to help bring the Party back to the glory days when the Party stood for decency and right. Today the Democratic Party is so far Left that its members, who continue to promote abortion - murder in the womb - could very well be left out at the Heavenly gates when their time comes.

    Is Congressman Kleczka truly aware of that? You can e-mail Congressman Jerry Kleczka and, in love, ask him yourself. Remind him what Jesus asserts in Matthew 16: 26-27, "For what does it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, but suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man is to come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will render to everyone according to his conduct." Is Kleczka's political career more important than the welfare of his soul? Ask him. His e-mail is

    We realize one reason so many Catholics have bought into the idea that abortion is a private choice, why 50% voted for pro-abort candidates and most probably re-elected Kleczka and why Kleczka's own voting record is a lukewarm 50% is because of the campaign to democratize the Church by people like Kleczka's own shepherd, Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B., who, had he upheld all the teachings fiercely and boldly, might have redirected Kleczka's heart to have compassion on all born and unborn regardless of his political leanings.

    We call on the Archbishop to return to the absolutes of the teachings of holy Mother Church and not continue to lead his flock astray. As for Kleczka - like the prodigal son - we will gladly welcome him back and be proud to number him as a loyal Catholic - as a Paul who once was Saul. Does Jerry Kleczka really want his legacy in eternity to be that he was one of "Herod's Helpers?" With all the good that he has sought to accomplish, why have it blotted out by the evil that he has done? We pray his heart will be touched and he will return to the fold. We ask him to seek out Father Daniel Coughlin, House Chaplain, and discuss it with him. Fr. Coughlin is there to help. Let him help lead Congressman Kleczka back to God and away from Herod and satan.

    We are not calling for Kleczka to be censured by his bishop, only reminded of his duty before God and His Church. Therefore, there is no need to write his archbishop, but we do encourage you to e-mail Congressman Kleczka and, in total love, beg him to do all in his power to stop the egregious sin of abortion.



Congressman Jerry Kleczka
2301 Rayburn HO Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20515
Tel. 1-202-225-4572
FAX: 1-202-225-8135


Congressman Jerry Kleczka
4th District
5032 W. Forest Home Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53219
Tel: 1-414-297-1140
FAX: 1-414-327-6151

For the list of 'Catholic' pro-abort politicians revealed thus far, see Archive of Herod's Heroes

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