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Malachi Meets the Mayor

Malachi Meets the Mayor
God's mail is delivered at the annual Granite City Labor Day Parade
Innocent blood has a voice…and that voice cries out for justice
Genesis 4:10

Written by: Angela Michael

Tension and tempers had been rising since the Honorable Wm. Stiehl handed down his judgment that this little remnant had a right to be at the annual Granite City Labor Day Parade. Galatians 4:16 “Have I now become your enemy because I tell you the truth?”  

We prayed the entire drive to this deplorable town. Once known for their towering steel mill, now families come from all fifty states to the late-term baby-dumping mill. As we were unloading our signs a local man came up to us and made the comment, “We want to see that abortion mill gone from our city too. What can we do? Can we start a petition?”

“Absolutely,” we said. “It only takes a spark to start a fire.” He thanked us and we proceeded on to the corner of Niedringhaus and Madison Avenue.

Daniel & Angela being interviewed by television crew

Police Chief Rich Miller drove up to us and asked if a cordoned off area with police fencing met our approval. “Thank you Chief.” He nodded and drove off. There were police all around us and massive media. Once we were in our designated area, the TV cameras and news media descended upon us. It was a bit overwhelming. The most asked question was why we were here. But the Achilles heel was the intent of images of dismembered babies upon the eyes of children.

“Why do they have to view such graphic images?”

We answered, “They don't. This parade route is over ten blocks in length; we have only a little corner. They can stand elsewhere or they can look away, but those images don't affect the children. They affect the adults. When you confront people with their sin, they don't like it. Unfortunately, this is what Granite City stands for. If those images of dismembered little boys and girls are so horrible, then why are we allowing it to happen in Granite City? As far as the teens and young adults, we educate our youth to avoid drinking and driving by holding graphic car crash scenes with bloodied teens' portrayal of dead victims to raise the awareness and sear their consciences with the truthful consequences of drinking and driving. Why not the truth about abortion?” Proverbs 14:25 “A truthful witness saves lives…”

The parade was peppered with the usual floats and parade goers. As the Mayor and many public officials, judges, labor unions, steelworkers, and entirely democratic candidates running for office rolled down the parade route, Baby Malachi and gentle Christians stood bearing a truthful witness that over 400,000 children have been murdered in Granite City, Illinois at the Hope abortion Clinic. Daniel, Angela, and the Michael family led the charge to expose what the town of Granite City has become: an altar to Baal, a Valley of Slaughter, an Abomination to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Truth-bearers at Labor Day Parade

Over 20 truth-bearers were surrounded with orange fencing and beefed-up uniformed security but angry Granitonians still came up to us and in full view of the TV cameras cursed us, and at one point, even tried to cover-up the truth with a giant American flag. We stood with the Cross of Jesus Christ, a large wooden crucifix and held graphic signs along with Scripture signs asking, “Why is the Church silent?” and “Are we going to be like the Christians who did nothing to help the Jews and Slaves?”

There were numerous middle fingers from the floats and drivers, but there was something noticeably missing from the parade. The sparsely populated entries throughout the parade stood out. What was missing? The future politicians and the future steelworkers. The future firemen and union leaders. The future church groups. The future cheerleaders and band members. We have aborted over 45 million of them, including the approximate 400,000 from Granite City 's 32 year history of child sacrifice.

God can never bless a nation or Granite City where innocent blood flows throughout their washboard streets. God is calling us to expose the lies that are covering up the slaughter of innocent human beings. When words fail, God speaks to us in living parables or pictures. Jesus became a living parable. He was beaten, nailed to a cross, and crucified. He paid for our sins. It cost Him His life.

In Jeremiah's day, the people of Israel were sacrificing their innocent children in the Valley of Ben Hinnom . God was horrified at the depravity of His children. God said that this was “…something I did not command, nor did it enter my mind.” Jeremiah 7:31.

God's people in Jeremiah's time did not plead the case of the fatherless to win it. They behaved just like we do today. We throw money at crisis pregnancy centers and we vote for the Republican Party. We stand at the annual Life Chain. The priests and pastors pull out their annual Roe v Wade sermon every January 22, but we are not heeding the call and pleading the case of the over 45 million innocent children who have been murdered and those scheduled to die today so as to win it. We're not here to play a good game of pro-life. We're here to win the war.

Granite City Labor Day banner

After the 45 minute parade, reporters converged on us once again to get our thoughts and comments as they noticed parade participants tried to cover the truth with various methods i.e. vehicles, umbrellas, even the American flag. We told them of our surprise of the last minute support from local Granitonians, including some in the parade that gave us thumbs up and told us, “God bless you for being here,” and those that joined our ranks and held signs. It was very encouraging. We gathered together and ended in prayer and looked forward to our long drive home. 

Our children and our family have grown up in this ministry and on these streets in this crime-infested desolate town. They know that their Mom and Dad are doing everything they can to be a voice for those without a voice. We will continue to plead the case of the fatherless.

Innocent blood has a voice…and it cries out for justice.