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Second Mennonite Pastor Arrested in Lisa Miller Kidnapping Case

We have been following the Lisa Miller saga for nearly two years now, beginning back in late 2009 when it started to become apparent that Miller had kidnapped her daughter and fled the country rather than abide by court-ordered custody arrangements wit…

In January of last year, Lisa Miller fled the country, likely to Central America, with her daughter Isabella after refusing to obey a court-ordered custody arrangement that gave custody to her former partner Janet Jenkins. A Mennonite pastor was recent…

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In early 2000, Lisa Miller kidnapped her daughter and fled the country in order to avoid a court order telling her to hand over her daughter to her former partner due to her repeated refusal to abide by custody arrangements.
For years, Miller had been …

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Back in May Sarah Posner reported that, at the height of the Lisa Miller saga, her attorneys at Liberty Counsel were teaching Liberty University law students that anyone in Miller’s situation had an obligation to ignore the law and engage in "civi…

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We had been covering the Lisa Miller saga for over a year, but the trail had largely gone cold as Miller had kidnapped her daughter and disappeared and nobody seemed to know where they were … until last month when a man, Timothy Miller [no relation],…

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Yesterday we posted an excerpt from Bryan Fischer’s column in which he hailed the pastor who helped Lisa Miller kidnap her daughter and flee the country as a modern day Rosa Parks.
Fischer also dedicated a good portion of the first hour of his radio pr…

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Bryan Fischer, the AFA’s resident spokesbigot, weighs in on Lisa Miller’s kidnapping of her daughter Isabella and subsequent disappearance to assert that it had to be done because Isabella was "being systematically and psychologically abused by a …

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As we noted last week, there had been a break in the Lisa Miller saga with the arrest of a man accused of having helped her flee the country with her daughter rather than abide by court ordered custody arrangements with her former partner. 
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Curious Custody Clash: Did Religious Right spark an ‘international parental kidnapping’?

Religious Right groups talk a good line about “family values.” But, as a recent case from Vermont indicates, some groups have an unusual definition of what that terms means.

In 2003, a same-sex couple in Vermont, Lisa Miller and Janet Jenkins, decided to split. The two had a legally binding civil union and were the parents of a of a child named Isabella. Although Isabella is the biological daughter of Miller, the two women had raised the child jointly, and, after their civil union was dissolved, a Vermont court granted primary custody to Miller and gave Jenkins liberal visitation rights.

But Miller, who became involved with a conservative Baptist church and now denounces homosexual relationships, has repeatedly denied Jenkins’ right to visit Isabella. Miller moved to Virginia, where she became a martyr for Religious Right groups that championed her cause.

Backed by Mat Staver’s Liberty Counsel, Miller fought in Virginia courts to nullify the Vermont court’s visitation order. That gambit failed when the Virginia Supreme Court refused to intervene in the matter.

In 2009, Miller packed up her daughter and fled to South America to avoid complying with US law. How is Liberty University implicated in this international kidnapping? Rob Boston explains, here on Secular News Daily.

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New developments in the kidnapping of Isabella Miller point to the possible complicity of Mat Staver’s Liberty Counsel, whose lawyer Rena Lindevaldsen is representing Lisa Miller. According to the FBI affidavit, Miller is liv…

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