Several years ago I blogged here about the case of Lisa Miller. Brief background summary: Lisa Miller entered into a lesbian civil union in Vermont with Janet Jenkins. During this civil union, Miller conceived and bore a child by using a sperm donor. The little girl, Isabella, was only eighteen months old when Miller left the relationship and formally broke it up legally. Miller converted to Christianity, left the homosexual lifestyle behind her, and fled to Virginia to keep her child away from Jenkins, who represented all that she had repented of and was now leaving behind. Jenkins, let us bear in mind, is not in any way related to Isabella and has not lived with her since she was eighteen months old.
Vermont courts, to whom the custody decision was ultimately given, treated the unrelated lesbian Jenkins as Isabella's "other mother" and insisted on unsupervised visitation, even though Jenkins was, from Isabella's perspective, a stranger. Isabella made some of these visits but was so upset by them (and alleged that Jenkins had bathed with her naked) that Miller refused to allow any more such visits with Jenkins, who had neither any natural claim on Isabella whatsoever nor any relationship with her. Eventually the custody judge decided to punish Miller for her intransigence concerning the unsupervised visits and ordered that Miller give Isabella over entirely, full custody, to live in Vermont with Jenkins. Late in 2009, Miller fled with her daughter, then age seven.
For several years I have wondered what happened and have prayed for them from time to time. In fact, I was sure we would hear of their capture at any moment.
Now we have news:
Lisa Miller and Isabella got away successfully to Nicaragua, which does not have an extradition agreement with the United States for cases of kidnapping, or as in this case, "kidnapping." Here, the "kidnapping" involves a mother trying to save her own child from being turned over to an entirely unrelated female sodomite to be raised.
As it turns out, though, the federal government joined in the fray. They have now caught and convicted Mennonite Pastor Kenneth Miller (no relation) of helping Lisa Miller in her escape. It sounds to my ears like there could be more trials and convictions on the horizon as well. Meanwhile, Jenkins has filed civil suit against the pastor and at least one other person who helped Lisa Miller to escape. Even if Jenkins never gets her trophy-child, her quest for revenge will not cease until she has destroyed the lives of all those who helped to thwart her pursuit of Lisa Miller and Isabella.
May God protect Pastor Miller in prison (assuming that he is sentenced to a prison term, which seems inevitable). May God protect any others still vulnerable to pursuit or persecution who helped Lisa and Isabella. May God provide for those being pursued by Jenkins for money. And may God continue to guide and protect Lisa and Isabella in a far-off land. As far as I can see, Lisa will have to live abroad all her life (unless there is a statute of limitations) to avoid facing kidnapping charges.
The homosexualist machine is merciless. We should realize: This is not a game. This is not small stuff. This is big stuff. And this was "just" a civil union, too. Remember Lisa and Isabella, and Pastor Miller, who will presumably spend some years of his life in federal prison, next time someone asks you, "What could it hurt to give homosexual couples marriage rights?"