Mennonites - Willing to Die for Lisa Miller?
- (But are they willing to pay Janet Jenkins for their antics in the kidnapping her daughter Izzy? - RLBaty)
Mennonites: we are willing to die rather than betray girl to court-appointed lesbian `mother'
by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
Tuesday September 4, 2012
(LifeSiteNews.com) - Nicaraguan Mennonites say that they have been persecuted by government authorities since they chose to shelter ex-lesbian Lisa Miller and her daughter Isabella following their escape from the United States, but add that they are willing to suffer and even die to protect Isabella from a court-ordered custody transfer to her non-biological lesbian "mother."
In a letter published on a Mennonite website devoted to defending Pastor Kenneth Miller (no relation to Lisa Miller) and others involved in Lisa and Isabella's escape, the Mennonite "Nicaraguan Brotherhood" describes pressure and harassment from both U.S. and Nicaraguan authorities regarding their decision to shelter the two after their arrival in the Central American country.
The Brotherhood says that their churches in Nicaragua have been
> "questioned and pressed to give information"regarding the whereabouts of Isabella.
> "Some have been questioned when goingand,
> to the US embassy. Others were interrogated
> in their homes."
> "Brethren and neighbors have been watched,
> interrogated and threatened,"
> "In some churches Sunday morning servicesthey write.
> have been watched and videoed,"
> "A house of one of the brethren was searchedwrite the Bretheren.
> without a search warrant."
> "Some excommunicated brethren said that they
> were offered free visas, a trip to the states,
> study offers and easy ways to become a police
> officer if they would help find her. The
> policeman also suggested they rejoin the church
> but work as spies for them,"
The Brotherhood says that they forgive their persecutors, but will stand firm in the defense of Isabella, now 10 years old, who
> "has become an innocent victim of an ungodly agenda."The Brotherhood add that they are willing to suffer imprisonment or death in the cause of protecting Isabella.
> "Her wellbeing has not been given much or any
> consideration. According to the Bible we believe
> that God has given Lisa sole responsibility to
> care and protect her own daughter since she has
> no known father. According to the Bible it is a
> war between good and evil, a battle between God
> and Satan. As congregations we stand united in
> this spiritual warfare against evil."
> "The fact is that suddenly we find ourselvesthey write.
> having to choose between obeying God and man
> made laws,"
> "We have chosen to obey God. We are willingU.S. Mennonite pastor Kenneth Miller has already been convicted of helping Lisa Miller and Isabella to flee the United States, and may face up to three years in prison when he is sentenced.
> to give up our rights, go to jail, or even
> die, for the cause of helping anyone become
> free from a sinful life and helping that person
> to live in obedience to God's Word."
Jenkins has also filed a civil suit against Kenneth Miller for unspecified monetary damages, and has included organizations in the suit that have expressed support for Miller.
Liberty University Law School's dean Mat Staver has characterized that complaint as an attack on freedom of speech.
The letter of the Nicaragua Brotherhood does not specify which Nicaraguan Menonite churches are represented.
Although its publication date is given as February of this year, it appears not to have been distributed outside of Mennonite circles.
It was quoted in May in the Mennonite World Review, and was quoted in Jenkins' lawsuit.
- I guess I should have kept a copy of the note I posted over there in the readers' comments section.
Here's the link again:
I just checked in and this note was posted:
> The site has blocked youFrom memory, my brief message started off with something like:
> from posting new comments.
> Give your lives for Lisa Miller?I also suggested if they were willing to give so much they should consider just "coming out" and "coming clean" about what all was involved in the kidnapping and what contributions other co-conspirators made to the effort.
> Give us a break!
> Are y'all willing to pay Janet Jenkins
> for the Mennonite antics involved in
> the kidnapping of her child and the
> estrangement of the child from her
> other parent?
I guess they didn't want to talk about that!
"Give their lives"?