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Nothing Shows God’s Love More than Eluding US Authorities and Hiding in Nicaragua

Lisa Miller has been on the lam for over a year after losing a legal battle with her ex-partner, Janet Jenkins, for custody of their now nine-year-old daughter Isabella. (Sadly, she took Isabella with her, in defiance of the law.)

According to a group of antigay Christians who support Miller’s lawbreaking, the self-proclaimed ex-lesbian had a narrow escape in Nicaragua as authorities close in on her. According to the Waslala Christian Brotherhood (and we don’t make these names up), U.S. authorities had tracked Miller to Jinotega, Nicaragua, and had begun making inquiries with local law enforcement there. However, gloats the Brotherhood, “God had sent her away already.”

Of course, all of this illegality is for Isabella’s benefit. “It’s sad to think that poor, nine year old Isabella, after living a happy and a very normal life while with the church in Jinotega, might now be deprived of those joys because of having to run,” the Brotherhood insists. “She learned the language well and had been so happy there. Oh let us pray that she would not be forced to be taken back into a situation where she is taught all the perversions of lesbianism and where she would be taken to a satanic church. (Lisa knows that before, when Janet had Isabella over weekends, she would take her to a satanic church.)” Apparently, Lisa is the only person with that knowledge, since it never happened.

Miller herself doesn’t seem to be adapting all that well. The Brotherhood reports that she has “had some difficulty submitting to authority, battled with some rebellion and suffered depression.” No word on who she was rebelling against, but presumably it’s the network of Christians who are abetting her. One of them, Timothy Miller (no relation) was arrested in April for “aiding in the removing of a child from the United States, and retaining a child (who has been in the United States) outside of the United States with intent to obstruct the lawful exercise of parental rights.”

The complaint against Timothy Miller also linked Philip Zodhiates, a wealthy individual connected to Liberty Counsel, the group that offered legal assistance to Lisa Miller, to her flight from the country. Zodhiates owns the house where Lisa Miller and Isabella were reportedly staying. Apparently when it comes to Christian legal experts, you can ignore the law when it becomes an inconvenience.

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