Luis V. Gutierrez
Illinois, 4th District
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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."
Today, we stay around Lake Michigan as we drop down from Wisconsin to Illinois and expose the Democratic congressman from the 4th District Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez. He is the fifty-fourth overall on the list. His constituency covers a great majority of the Hispanic area of Chicago proper. As an ally of satan through Gutierrez' uncompromising pro-abortion stance, he is enabling lucifer to "destroy both soul and body in hell." Through his actions he has become an enemy of God and the Roman Catholic Church. This is not a political statement on Gutierrez, but rather a moral statement; one he and his bishops should take very, very seriously.
Born in Chicago in 1953, Gutierrez received his degree from Northeastern Illinois University in 1975. After graduation he was employed as a teacher, social worker and community activist which evolved into being elected Alderman for Chicago's 26th Ward in 1986 where he remained for six years. During this time this married Catholic waged a campaign for the gay agenda, fighting to give sodomites more inroads into the mainstream of society. With that kind of agenda it is no surprize he pulled the wool over the eyes of his constituency and was elected to the House for the 4th District in 1992 where he has remained since.
The people he represents are composed largely of Catholics. His district includes a large Hispanic contingent as well as many other ethnic communities, many of whom are Catholic. You would think, with his own Catholic upbringing and for the welfare of a large number of his Catholic contingents, that he would go against the grain of his party and seek to do what is right. But noooo! Because of his party affiliation he is more willing to turn his back on God than his fellow Democrats. What price politics?!
On this very day he is being exposed in "Herod's Heroes" he is just being released from jail in Puerto Rico where he has been demonstrating against his own military in Vieques on behalf of his Hispanic countrymen. If he is willing to risk peril for this cause, how much greater he could do by lessening the risk to the innocent preborns by turning his back totally on the culture of death and embracing the Sanctity of Life.
In the 5 terms he has served he could have done so much good, yet there have been no fruits because, through his action and record, he has steadily shown a disdain for the teachings of the Catholic Church and her mandate of upholding life in all stages. By his 100% pro-abort record he has shown an alarming consistency in voting for and legislating pro-abortion measures that empower the culture of death. He will have to answer to God for these 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."
Because he makes it known he is Catholic, he causes even greater scandal by his sin of condoning abortion.
We ask him to repent of his ways, help turn the Democratic Party away from the culture of death and the immoral organization it has come under the evil leadership of the Clinton administration. We ask him to help bring the Party back to the glory days when the Party stood for decency and right. Today the Party he is so proud of 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 Gutierrez truly aware of that? We call on all to help him see the grave error of his ways and we call on his bishops in Chicago and in Washington D.C. to take firm, responsible action to assure that if he continues to persist in the sin, he will be banished from the Church for remaining a Catholic while carrying on the sin with no sign of repentance. It is truly a slap in God's and His Church's face. As we wrote in our Ash Wednesday OPEN LETTER TO THE BISHOPS OF AMERICA and a week later in It's up to you. Left or Right? and last week in our Open Letter to the Bishops III: "Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends" we respectfully, but strongly remind you time is of the essence. We are now in the second half, if you will, Eastertide - not a lot of time for the bishops to extend the warning - a time of Mercy - for these wayward 'Catholics' who promote abortion to repent of their ways. We have set this date because after this special day of enlightenment there can be NO MORE EXCUSES either from the polticians or the bishops! If the politicians stubbornly refuse, then after Pentecost Sunday it's time to take action and dismiss them as apostates. Do you really want that, Congressman Gutierrez?
You can e-mail Luis Gutierrez and, in love, ask him yourself. Beg him to repent of his ways. 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 his political career more important than the welfare of his soul? Ask him. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
We call on the bishop, whose jurisdiction governs Gutierrez' area of residence and his constituents, His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. , Archbishop of Chicago, along with Gutierrez' governing prelate in the nation's capitol Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington D.C. to jointly issue a mandate to Congressman Gutierrez that if he persists after Pentecost Sunday he will be EXCOMMUNICATED.
Both cardinals have established themselves firmly as staunch Pro Life prelates. Your Eminences, you have the key to start the ball rolling, to wake Catholic America up and the rest of the country, to truly put teeth into the mandate. The fruits will be many for while some will lash out at the Church for being too severe, intolerant or any other politically correct euphenism they can conjure up, the vast majority will realize that finally, finally after 28 long, brutal years God's people are fighting back. Not to follow up your words with action will only send a further message to American Catholics that you're not really as serious as you would like them to believe. Please, please, dear Cardinal George and Cardinal McCarrick, pave the way now. The other bishops won't act until you do. Show them what is right before God and His Holy Church. You CAN save millions of souls by showing the faithful there is a price to pay if one is not obedient to the Church. For the sake of the unborn past, the unborn present, and the unborn yet to be seeded. Please, please, please!
These bishops have a duty before God, a duty to their flocks to extend mercy through the grace-period of Lent and Easter Season leading up to Pentecost. If no action is taken or if there is and Congressman Gutierrez refuses to heed even the Church, then let him be an anathema.
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 Luis Gutierrez really want his legacy in eternity to be that he was one of "Herod's Heroes?" 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. But if he refuses, or chooses not to cooperate with the Church, if he ignores God's commands, then so be it. He has sold his soul to the devil and Christ has made it very clear in Matthew 19: 15-18 of how to treat one who turns his back on His teachings.
Our bishops MUST follow Our Lord's teachings, they MUST stand up for Christ and His Church. They MUST not only speak out without reservation, but they MUST issue the ultimatum to these pro-abort politicians who bring so much scandal to the Church by continuing to call themselves 'Catholic.' If, by Pentecost Sunday, Congressman Gutierrez refuses to repent, then he must be notified that he has interdicted himself by his actions, incurred automatic suspension (latae sententiae), and thus has been EXCOMMUNICATED! (cf. Canon Law 1329, 2; 1397 and 1398).
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