Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Evangelical Christians Will Steal Your Children*

*If you're gay and they get a chance.

Okay I'm seriously fucking pissed now. A lesbian couple have a daughter with one of them birthing the baby, and then later they separate. All sane so far. The biological mother of the child, who has custody while the other has visitation rights, converts to evangelical Christianity and declares they've 'cured' her of being gay. Retarded as shit as far as declarations go, but fuck her and good luck if she's dumb enough to try suppressing who she is.

Except now, her new religion means she doesn't want her child tainted by The Gay. She's been denying her ex-partner, Janet Jenkins, visitation rights to the child, resulting in the same court that ordered them now ruling that her ex legally has sole custody of the kid, named Isabella.

Mother and child went missing shortly afterward. They never turned up for the switch of custody, and they're now believed to be in Nicaragua - where they stayed, hidden from the law and the girl's decidedly rightful mother, in a house owned by a guy with close ties to Liberty University, home of bigots and brain(?)child of insane anti-Semite Jerry Falwell. Miller had had help stealing the little girl; a pastor from (fucking guess where) Tennessee has been arrested by the FBI in connection with smuggling Isabella out of the US, which is the new development that brought this to my attention.

The mother, Lisa Miller, had been attempting to fight the court order revoking her custody rights:

Miller also argued that Jenkins has testified that she would not attend church and would not take Isabella to any church that "taught hatred and bigotry."

I love that she thinks not taking the kid to church and not teaching hatred and bigotry means Jenkins shouldn't be allowed to raise the child. That's some quality insanity right there. More on this as/when it develops, although it might be a while as no one has seen or heard from Miller since November of 2009. What the shit the Nicaraguan authorities are doing about this remains to be seen.