Georgia, 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 leave the nation's capitol and head south to the new headquarters of Dixie - Atlanta, Georgia where we find the sixty-ninth "Herod's Hero" to date. She is Cynthia McKinney , the Democratic Representative for the 4th District of Georgia which covers all of DeKalb County and the southwest section of Gwinnett County. It butts up against Atlanta's eastern border on the west and includes the massive monument of Stone Mountain northeast of the Atlanta metropolis, a popular tourist attraction and lasting tribute to the Confederacy that has caused a few stirs in an increasingly political correct society that has favored diversity and not offending man's sensibilities while destroying life and greatly, greatly offending God. As an ally of satan through her uncompromising 100% pro-abortion stance, she is enabling lucifer to "destroy both soul and body in hell." Through her actions she has become an enemy of God and the Roman Catholic Church. This is not a political statement on McKinney, but rather a moral statement; one she and her bishops should take very, very seriously.
She was born in Atlanta on St. Patrick's Day in 1955, Cynthia McKinney matriculated at USC where she earned a B.A. in International Relations in 1978. Leaving LA, she returned to Atlanta working as a Diplomatic Fellow at Spelman College. She later taught political science at Clark Atlanta University, followed up with a professorialship at Agnes Scott College, an African-American women's institution in Decatur, Georgia. By the time she decided to run for office it was evident she was not a greenhorn for her father was Billy McKinney who had long served in the Georgia State House. In 1988 she was elected to the Georgia State House as well. She served there until 1992 when she ran for the House of Representatives 4th District Seat. After three years in the U.S. House, a Supreme Court decision changed the dictricting boundaries, realigning her district. McKinney is the first African-American woman in Congress from Georgia. Her county of DeKalb lists this an area in the southern part of the county as the most affluent African-American community in the U.S.
But affluence cannot buy its way into Heaven no matter what color a person's skin is. Hopefully the Holy Spirit will touch her heart, especially when she attends Mass at Christ Our Hope Catholic church on Sundays in her hometown of Lithonia. It is our hope that she will realize the only hope for the unborn is not only in Jesus Christ but in the power He has bestowed on her as a congresswoman. To her has been given a responsibility to uphold life in all its stages and she has failed miserably.
As a congresswoman she could have done so much good during her five terms in Congres, yet there have been no fruits because, through her action and record, she has uncompromisingly shown a disdain for the teachings of the Catholic Church and Christ's mandate of upholding life in all stages. Her unyielding 100% pro-abort voting record proves a shocking consistency in voting for and legislating pro-abortion measures that empower the culture of death. She 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."
We ask her to repent of her ways, help turn the Democratic Party away from the culture of death and the immoral organization it became under the evil leadership of the Clinton administration. We ask her to help bring the Party back to the glory days when the Party stood for decency and right. Today the Party she 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 Congresswoman McKinney truly aware of that? We call on all to help her see the grave error of her ways and we call on her archbishops in Atlanta and in Washington D.C. to take firm, responsible action to assure that if she continues to persist in the sin, she 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 OPEN LETTER TO THE BISHOPS II: It's up to you. Left or Right? and a few weeks ago 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, Congresswoman McKinney?
You can e-mail Cynthia McKinney and, in love, ask her yourself. Beg her to repent of her ways. Remind her 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 her political career more important than the welfare of her soul? Ask her. Her e-mail is email@example.com
We call on the archbishop, whose jurisdiction governs McKinney's area of residence in Lithonia and DeKalb County and her constituents, Archbishop John F. Donoghue of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, along with McKinney's governing prelate in the nation's capitol Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington D.C., to jointly issue a mandate to Congresswoman McKinney that if she persists after Pentecost Sunday she will be notified that she has incurred EXCOMMUNICATION.
These bishops must realize that they have a duty before God, a duty to their flocks to extend mercy through the grace-period of this past Lent and now the Easter Season leading up to Pentecost. If no action is taken or if there is and Congresswoman McKinney refuses to heed even the Church, then let her be an anathema.
Like the prodigal son, we will gladly welcome her back and be proud to number her as a loyal Catholic - as a Paul who once was Saul. Does Cynthia McKinney really want her legacy in eternity to be that she was one of "Herod's Heroes?" With all the good that she has sought to accomplish, why have it blotted out by the evil that she has done? We pray her heart will be touched and she will return to the fold. We ask her to seek out Father Daniel Coughlin, House Chaplain, and discuss it with him. But if she refuses, or chooses not to cooperate with the Church, if she ignores God's commands, then so be it. She has sold her soul to the devil and Christ has made it very clear in Matthew 19: 15-18 of how to treat one who turns one's 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, Congresswoman McKinney refuses to repent, then she must be notified that she has interdicted herself by her actions, incurred automatic suspension (latae sententiae), and thus has been EXCOMMUNICATED! (cf. Canon Law 1329, 2; 1397 and 1398).
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