Saturday January 2, 2010
Ex-Lesbian Lisa Miller “Disappears” as Date Passes for Court-Ordered Transfer of Daughter to Former Lover
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
January 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ex-homosexual Lisa Miller has apparently disappeared following a court order to transfer custody of her daughter to lesbian Janet Jenkins, her former partner, on January 1st.
Miller failed to comply with the order yesterday, and her whereabouts have been unknown for over a month, according to the Vermont judge overseeing the case.
According to ABC News, Jenkins has filed a police report. However, no arrest warrant has yet been issued.
Judge Richard Cohen, who has granted visitation rights and now custody of seven-year-old Isabella Miller to Jenkins despite the absence of any law authorizing it, said in a hearing on December 29 that “it appears that Ms. Miller has ceased contact with her attorneys and disappeared with the minor child”.
Cohen also stated that “no one has had any contact with Lisa Miller or IMJ [Isabella Miller Jenkins] since the court’s order of November 20th. Her attorneys have attempted to contact her, but she had not returned any messages. The present whereabouts of Lisa Miller and IMJ are unknown.”
Miller, 40, has battled since 2003 to protect her daughter from Jenkins, 43, who was joined to her in a Vermont “civil union” in December, 2000. After a relationship that Miller says was abusive, she left Jenkins and returned to her former faith in Christ, renouncing her previous homosexual behavior.
During her relationship with Jenkins, Miller was artificially inseminated and gave birth to Isabella. Miller states that Judge Cohen granted parental rights to Jenkins and ordered visitation, despite a lack of biological relationship and the absence of any law granting parental rights to civil union partners.
Despite the fact that Virginia does not recognize same sex “marriage” or “civil unions,” the state courts have refused to strike down the Vermont court orders requiring visitation, and the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the case. An appeal has been filed in Virginia regarding the custody transfer.
According to Miller, her daughter has been traumatized by previous visits, even expressing a wish to die. She also says that her daughter told her she was forced to bathe naked with Jenkins.
Jenkins has filed a missing person’s report and is seeking police help in obtaining custody over Isabella. Liberal media outlets are repeating insinuations by Jenkins’ attorneys that that Miller is mentally unbalanced and that Isabella is in “danger,” although no evidence has been given to support the claims.
Miller’s last public communication was posted on her Facebook page December 4 by a supporter. She thanked her supporters and stated that “due to saving money I am not renewing my internet services.” She also reiterated her trust in God following the “dark ruling” of Judge Cohen transferring custody of her daughter to Jenkins.
“I have been in prayer and Bible study over the matter of late and I believe that God is not finished. God is the God of the impossible: “Nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37),” wrote Miller.
Court Order Denying Appeal of Custody Transfer
Previous LifeSiteNews coverage:
Exclusive Interview with Lisa Miller, Ex-Lesbian Fighting for Custody of Own Child against “Civil Union” Partner
Lisa Miller Ordered to Hand Custody of Daughter to Former Lesbian Lover