Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pastor Convicted Of Aiding Parental Kidnapping By Woman Ending Her Civil Union

Yesterday, a federal court jury in Burlington, Vermont found Kenneth L. Miller, a Beachy Amish-Mennonite pastor from Virginia, guilty of abetting an international parental kidnapping. The New York Times reports on the case in which Lisa Miller (no relation to the pastor), who had been in a Vermont civil union with another woman, sought to avoid the court-ordered child visitation rights awarded to her former partner by fleeing with her daughter first to Virginia (where she declared herself a born-again Christian), then to Canada and finally to Nicaragua. Pastor Miller helped the mother arrange to fly from Canada to Nicaragua and obtain shelter from missionaries in Nicaragua. (See prior posting.)