Pastor Kenneth Miller, was found GUILTY yesterday of aiding and abetting international kidnapping in the case of Lisa A. Miller who fled the country with her young daughter to prevent the girl from staying with Ms. Miller’s former lesbian partner in a civil union.
A Mennonite minister was found guilty on Tuesday of aiding and abetting international kidnapping by helping a woman flee to Nicaragua with her daughter to evade court orders giving visitation rights to her former lesbian partner. The case has drawn widespread attention as gay rights groups and evangelical Christian groups have taken opposing sides in the legal battle between the two women over Isabella Miller-Jenkins, now 10. Federal prosecutors say Kenneth Miller of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, helped orchestrate Lisa Miller’s flight to Canada and Nicaragua in 2009 with her daughter out of Christian solidarity with her decision to reject homosexuality and her former partner. The two Millers are not related. The jury deliberated only a few hours before finding Kenneth Miller guilty. He faces the possibility of three years in prison. No sentencing date was set
But is this the end of the Lisa Miller case?
An article published by this website in April of 2011 shows that Miller had been illegally assisted by Matt Barber and Matt Staver’s anti-gay Liberty Counsel at the time and when Miller failed to surrender Isabella Jenkins-Miller and disappeared.
According to FBI affidavits, the ”Lynchburg Christian Academy Payroll Account” provided ”multiple payroll checks to Lisa Miller.” The Academy is an affiliate of the late Jerry Falwell’s Thomas Road Baptist Church which Matt Barber’s Liberty Counsel is also affiliated with by way of Falwell’s Liberty University
FBI documents indicate agents believe Lisa Miller was going by the name Sarah, and that her daughter was being referred to as Lydia.
Last year Miller’s ex-partner Janet Jenkins’s attorney, Sarah Star, received a phone call from an unnamed individual who said that Miller and her daughter were staying at a vacation rental house in Nicaragua owned by Philip Zodhiates, who was described by the caller as a “Liberty leader,” Kaegel said.
Will the Liberty Counsel be the next to be indicted in the kidnapping of poor little Isabella Miller as they rightfully should be?