“I have time for just a short note,” wrote Mennonite pastor Kenneth Miller to his supporters as he awaited his inevitable arrest yesterday, “‘…Whom having not seen ye love, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.’ (1 Pet. 1:8-9) He is risen. His Kingdom reigns forever. All is well.”-Pastor Miller
LTRP Note: This is a story that Lighthouse Trails has been following for 3 years since January 2010. This latest story on Lisa and Isabella Miller, the mother and child in hiding for the child’s protection, is another example of how low America has dropped in her morality. Now a federal court has jailed a pastor who refuses to help them learn about the mother and child’s whereabouts.. To get the history of this story, check out our links below this article.Pastor Miller and his family
Free Press Staff WriterA federal judge has ordered a Virginia pastor jailed for at least one week after he refused to testify before a federal grand jury investigating the circumstances surrounding a mother who fled the country with her daughter while in a custody battle with her former civil-union partner.
The Rev. Kenneth Miller said his religious beliefs demanded that he not testify against any other people who might have been involved in helping the woman and child disappear.
U.S. District Court Judge William Sessions III was reluctant to order Miller held and gave him several chances to change his mind.
“We can’t function as a criminal justice system without the grand jury,” Sessions said. “I appreciate your faithfulness to your religion and your moral beliefs, and perhaps there is an inherent conflict here.” Click here to continue reading.
Chronicle of Our Coverage on the Lisa/Isabella Miller Situation:
January 2010: Lesbian ‘mother’ case presents constitutional issue
January 2010: Vermont Judge Threatens Mother in Hiding With Arrest