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Reverend Kenneth Miller Guilty in International Kidnapping Case

On Tuesday, Reverend Kenneth Miller, from Stuarts Draft, Virginia, was convicted of aiding in international parental kidnapping. Miller helped a woman leave the United States instead of staying to share custody of her daughter with her ex-same-sex partner. Miller could be sentenced to three years in prison.

“I am willing to accept the consequences of my actions,” Miller said. “I am at peace with God. I am peace with my conscience and I give it over to God.”

The reverend was convicted of aiding Lisa Miller and daughter Isabella when they left the United States in September of 2009. In August of 2009, a judge ruled that he was going to grant custody of Isabella to Janet Jenkins if Lisa Miller repeatedly defied visitation orders. A lawsuit was filed by Jenkins while the jury was in deliberation in the Miller case. The lawsuit filed by Jenkins names both Millers and other entities as defendants and asks for monetary damages. The reverend and Lisa Miller are not related. The mother and daughter, who is now 10, were said to be seen last in Nicaragua.

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The reverend will be free until he is sentenced but has to turn in his passport so he cannot leave the country. He did not confirm an appeal, saying that it would be his attorneys’ decision.

“She hopes that the verdict will send a message to those who continue to aid and abet Lisa Miller in Nicaragua,” said Jenkins’ attorney Sarah Star. “Her greatest hope is that the government’s efforts will lead to Isabella’s safe return to Vermont.”

During the trial, prosecutors put together a network of people that Kenneth Miller used to help Lisa Miller and Isabella flee the country to Canada and then to Nicaragua. The pair was driven from Virginia to Buffalo, New York. It was there that they entered Canada and met by an Ontario Mennonite who drove them to an airport. Once in Nicaragua, the pair was cared for by American Mennonites. Nicaragua and the U.S. do not have an extradition treaty and the country did not sign the 1980 Hague convention. The convention was about international child abductions and returning the children home.

Jenkins and Lisa Miller became a civil union in 2000 in Vermont. Miller conceived Isabella using artificial insemination and both women acted as parents to the girl. The couple ended the civil union in 2004 when Lisa Miller became an evangelical Christian. When she did so she renounced her homosexuality. Jenkins was granted visitation rights when Miller was granted primary custody.

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  • MyAngle

    Peace with yourself and with God is all anyone can really hope for in this life. Praying for you and yours.

  • Cristina Rey

    This pastor is a hero. God bless you. Christians will continue to be persecuted for resisting the homosexuals. Homosexuality will forever be a perversion, no matter how they try to spin it, and those who know the Lord need to stand up against it. I pray that little girl can stay hidden and raised in the Lord until she is over 18, despite the Obama administration doing an all out search for her.

  • Millie S.

    Thank you Pastor Miller for taking such a strong stand for righteousness! This lady and daughter will be in my prayers, as will you be. Let us pray that our Heavenly Father will call Ms. Jenkins into the same wonderful relationship with HIS son, Yahshua, and that she will repent and renounce her sin in this lifestyle of homosexuality.

  • http://dentochka.wordpress.com Denotchka

    I’m praying for the safety of the little girl. I get the impression there’s more to this than they are telling.

  • Danny

    No price is too high to pay for saving a child from perversion.

  • Linda Rivera

    The most important fact was not reported in this article. Precious little Isabella was TRAUMATIZED when she returned from visits with her mother’s ex-girlfriend, Jenkins. The mother, Lisa Miller, desperately wanting to PROTECT her precious daughter stopped the visits and fled.

    Reverend Kenneth Miller is a huge HERO for doing everything in his power to protect precious little Isabella! God bless him and Nicaragua!

    My deepest respect and admiration for Rev. Miller and Nicaragua for PROTECTING children!

  • charlielong2@hotmail.com

    Our Prayer’s are with you Rev. Miller, you have support. My voice will be heard with yours. God’s many blessings upon you and your family. This is wrong on so many levels. It is a sad day indeed when men and women call evil good, and good evil. Right is wrong and wrong is right. Signs of our times. We are not going to be here to much longer. Jesus is with you.

    In Christ,

  • Paula

    Anyone who wants to follow this story, or more importantly to donate for the legal expenses can go to millercase.org

  • Pastor Scott Lively

    The real culprit in this case is the vindictive lesbian ex-partner who continues to insist on having a relationship with this Christian woman’s child. This is the insanity of “gay rights” that it puts the power of the state behind the wishes of selfish and behaviorially disordered sex activists at society’s expense.

  • Rev. Wright

    If Miller supported a newly converted mother to escape judicially mandated visitation with the child’s father, would you all be so thrilled and supportive?

    Lisa Miller wanted equal rights for GLBT and she obtained what she wanted. Let gays marry and they can experience the “joys of marriage” along with every other married couple.

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