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America’s newest Underground Railroad from injustice?

Friday, December 14, 2018 | Bryan Fischer – Guest Columnist |

Bryan FischerGiven the direction our society is headed, and its willingness to sacrifice children to the god of sexual perversion, Lisa Miller may not be the last mother who needs a modern version of the Underground Railroad to deliver her child from evil.

Philip Zodhiates went to prison last week, convicted of helping a mother use a modern version of the Underground Railroad to protect her child from the clear and present danger of being raised in a homosexual household.  If judges would follow the laws the voters had instituted instead of imposing their viewpoints, Zodhiates would be free and another man would have never served three years in prison.

Here is a quick summary of the history of this case (related articles). Lisa Miller is the mom in question. She grew up in a sexually and emotionally abusive household, where a rancorous divorce between her parents left her shaken and insecure. Her own mother poisoned her mind against males, by repeatedly telling her that “all men are evil.”

Lisa entered into a troubled marriage at a young age, a marriage that didn’t last and left her seeking therapy for depression and suicidal thoughts. Her therapists—on at least two occasions—suggested that she experiment with lesbianism. And so she did, even though, in her own words, “I did not feel sexually attracted to women.”

She eventually hooked up with Janet Jenkins at an AA meeting, and though they lived in Virginia where such a relationship had exactly zero legal status, they entered into a civil union in the state of Vermont in 2000.

Lisa conceived a child through artificial insemination in Virginia (according to Lisa, Janet did not even accompany her to the fertility specialist for the procedure), where Isabella was born in 2002. Again, mind you, in a state where civil unions had no legal recognition whatsoever.

Four months after the birth of Lisa’s daughter, the lesbian couple moved to Vermont.

Despite repeated appeals from Lisa, Janet refused to consider formally adopting Isabella. During their time in Vermont, Lisa converted to Christianity, and at the same time, Janet became increasingly abusive, both emotionally and physically. Ms. Jenkins had an explosive temper, and posted pictures of naked women on the screensaver of the household computer to boot.

Lisa left the relationship and eventually the state of Vermont when Isabella was 17 months old, moving back to Virginia for her own protection and the protection of her child. There, Lisa continued to grow in her Christian faith and left the lesbian lifestyle altogether. She filed to dissolve her civil union with Ms. Jenkins in 2003.

The civil union was dissolved in Vermont, and even though Lisa lived in Virginia where such orders had no legal force, she reluctantly and only under compulsion complied with an order from the Rutland County Family Court to allow Isabella to visit Ms. Jenkins in Vermont.

The Vermont judge granted parental status to Ms. Jenkins in violation of Vermont state law, which grants parental rights only to adults who have a connection to the child either through biology or adoption. Ms. Jenkins, of course, met neither standard.

It’s worthy of note that in the four years between the time Lisa left the relationship, taking Isabella with her, and the court-ordered visitations began, Ms. Jenkins did not once, during all that time, bother to phone Isabella, or send her a note, a card, or so much as a birthday or Christmas present. Not once in four years.

Lisa was deeply disturbed, as any mother would be, by what happened to her precious daughter when she spent weekends with Ms. Jenkins.

When Isabella would return from her weekends with Ms. Jenkins, she experienced severe reactions. She suffered from nightmares and bedwetting. She was filled with fear that Ms. Jenkins would make good on her threat to take her away from the only mother she had ever known. She tried to harm herself and showed signs of sexual molestation, touching herself inappropriately and sexually.

Lisa pleaded with the Vermont judge to allow only supervised visitations, but the judge flatly refused even to consider the evidence of Isabella’s violent reactions.

Lisa, at that point, had no choice as a loving parent but to stop complying with the court ordered visitations for the safety of her own daughter. She would have been morally and in fact criminally negligent had she allowed her daughter to go even one more time into an environment that was an obvious threat to her emotional, physical and sexual health.

To make the cheese even more binding, the Virginia judge before whom Lisa appeared ruled in 2004 that Lisa “solely has the legal rights, privileges, duties and obligations as parent hereby established for the health, safety and welfare” of Isabella. No other person, wrote the judge, “has any claims of parentage or visitation rights.”

Although the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision of 2015 radically altered the marital landscape, Virginia had enacted a marriage affirmation act on July 1, 2004, which was absolutely unambiguous. It not only prohibited recognition of civil unions in Virginia “between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges or obligations of marriage,” it declared flatly that civil unions performed in other states “shall be void in all respects in Virginia, and any contractual rights created thereby shall be void and unenforceable.”

Sadly, not only did the Vermont judge break Vermont law by awarding parental status to Ms. Jenkins, the Virginia Supreme Court broke its own law by overruling the lower judge in Virginia and granting the judge in Vermont the unprecedented right to dictate family structure to a resident of the state of Virginia. In so doing, the Virginia court not only broke Virginia state law but federal law as well, since the Defense of Marriage Act, the law in effect at the time, was passed precisely for the purpose of preventing one state from dictating family policy to another.

So with multiple judges conspiring to break the laws of their own respective states and the laws of the United States, the Vermont judge, angry with Lisa for protecting her daughter from the abusive treatment she was receiving from Ms. Jenkins, granted sole custody to Ms. Jenkins and ordered Lisa to turn her over full-time to her abuser on January 1, 2010.

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Lisa and her daughter disappeared in September of 2009, and now are evidently living in Central America.

Kenneth Miller (no relation), the leader of a Beachy Amish Mennonite church in Virginia, was prosecuted, convicted, and incarcerated for his alleged part in making travel arrangements for mother and daughter to Canada and from Canada to Managua, Nicaragua.

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However, even the New York Times admits that Lisa was still legally free to make a flight at that time and that a warrant for her arrest was not issued until months later. So this pastor went to prison for three years for helping a mother plan a perfectly legal trip.

Now a second man, Philip Zodhiates, has been convicted of “an international kidnapping” for his alleged role in helping Lisa’s daughter escape the prison house of lesbianism and make it to safety in Central America.

My sympathies are entirely with the now Christian mother who repented of her homosexuality and also with the two Christian men in this circumstance.

The left came unhinged and accused me of supporting kidnapping raids on homosexual households to snatch children from their beds. I, of course, have suggested no such thing.

In fact, I was trying to prevent a kidnapping, a judicial kidnapping orchestrated by a judge marching in goose step with Big Gay and seeking to snatch a vulnerable young child from the only mother she had ever known and forcing the child into a same-sex household where there was clear evidence of a train of life-scarring abuse.

I submit that it is not Lisa Miller nor these two men who have broken the law. The judges in Vermont and Virginia are the true lawbreakers here. They issued rulings at variance not only with the laws of their respective states but also with the laws of nature and nature’s God.

An illegal order has no force of law, either legally or morally. You can check with Martin Luther King, Jr. on that one.

I do not see that this mother had any other option in exercising her unalienable, God-given right to direct the upbringing of her daughter. What loving parent would consent to such an outrageous, unethical, immoral and flatly illegal order, even if issued by a tyrant wearing a black robe? If we are a nation of laws, then this judge’s order had no validity and Lisa was under no moral obligation to obey it, particularly when to do so would have meant the sacrifice of her daughter’s sexual innocence and safety.

Peter famously said, in Acts 5:29, “We must obey God rather than men.” If a mother and those who care for her are faced with a choice between doing what man commands them to do and what God directs them to do, they must follow the voice of God, especially when vulnerable young children are the ones at risk.

If there was ever a time for a parent and pastor to obey God rather than man, this was it.

This is not the only instance where similar reprehensible things have happened. A caller to my radio program told my listening audience about the sad saga of a personal friend of his. This woman’s husband left her to enter into the homosexual lifestyle after conceiving a child with her.

After the divorce, the ex-husband demanded custody, even though he had moved to a different state with his homosexual lover, and was awarded it by a judge on the grounds that the child would be better off in a home with two parents, even of the same sex, than in a household with just one. This mother will now only rarely even be able to see her child because of the distance and cost of travel.

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Given the direction our society is headed, and its willingness to sacrifice children to the god of sexual perversion, Lisa Miller may not be the last mother who needs a modern version of the Underground Railroad to deliver her child from evil.

Bryan Fischer hosts “Focal Point with Bryan Fischer” every weekday on AFR Talk (American Family Radio) from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Central). He is author of the just-released The Boy to Man Book: Preparing Your Son for Manhood.

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Fewer link Jesus to Christmas but a detective is on the case

Reported by Chris Woodward ( | Friday, December 14, 2018

A survey shows a noticeable decline in Americans linking Christmas to the birth of Jesus, and a Christian apologist predicts that number will keep dropping.

According to Lifeway Research, 65 percent of Americans say Christmas should be more about Jesus. While that may figure may seem full of Christmas cheer, LifeWay found 79 percent of Americans felt that way just four years ago.

“We are in a rapid decline of connecting Jesus to the holiday altogether,” warns J. Warner Wallace, a former cold-case detective, and former atheist, who now writes and speaks about Christianity.

Speaking on American Family Radio, Wallace said Christianity’s claims — including the birth of a Messiah — are not a matter of “personal opinion” but a debate over facts and truths.

“It’s either objectively true or objectively false,” he said.

It’s not in dispute that remembering Christ’s birth came before Santa Claus and Rudolph, with some historians tracing the first recorded Christmas to 336 A.D.   There is dispute among church historians — no surprise — over when and why the Church began celebrating Christ’s birth. One view is that the early Church wanted to steer believers from raucous pagan festivals, such as Saturnalia, a late-December party that was celebrated by the Romans.

While the New Testament is the first source many people read to study Christ’s coming, said Wallace, the Old Testament prophecies should be studied, too.

“There’s great prophecy that doesn’t just describe the birth of the Messiah, but the life of the Messiah, (and) the death of the Messiah,” he said. “There’s so much in biblical prophecy that we could point to.”

There is also a persistent argument that the early Church simply crafted a story to fit the prophecies made hundreds of years earlier, and Wallace told the radio program that is a claim he made as an atheist.

“But as I examined the New Testament to discover if, in fact, the writings of the New Testament were historically reliable,” he explained, “you’re going to have a hard time denying that they were written early, denying that they aren’t corroborated by several forms of internal and external evidence.”

There is also the question of truth: what is the motive for lying?

The detective said he naturally wrestled with that issue  — motive — as a seasoned detective, eventually concluding there is no evidence of lying by the authors.

“So I think what you have,”he says, “is good prophecy that points to something, and a reliable record that says it happened.”

Editor’s Note: American Family Radio is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of American Family News, which operates Pro-Life News Report Monday, December 10, 2018

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Nutty Liberal ‘Pastor’ Melts Down Purity Rings To Make A … VAGINA?

Written by Wes Walker on December 5, 2018

There is a very real irrational hatred of all things traditional and Christian. Here’s yet another of a long list of examples. For most groups, observant Jews, Buddhists, and Hindus for example, there’s no particular ax to grind with the fact that ‘someone out there’ disagrees with you. It’s enough to have your own opinion, traditions or set of values. You might disagree with other people, or even get in an impassioned debate if the topic comes up. But you don’t lose any sleep over it, right?

That’s not true of everyone. Even the knowing about the existence of traditional Evangelical Christian belief (or even orthodox Christian belief more generally) offends some so deeply that they feel a need to single it out and rail against it.

The very existence of someone disagreeing with them offends them. What does that look like? Here’s an example:

Oh no! There’s a group of devout young women who decided they don’t care for the idea of transactional sex? They think they could be better off waiting for some guy who values them enough to marry her first?

How DARE they!

Of course every OTHER choice regarding sex is culturally valid. Just not the monogomous kind.

So a ‘Feminist Pastor’ has decided her own values are more valid than the personal convictions of strangers she’ll never meet. How ‘tolerant’ of her. She’s deliberately seeking to attack the Purity Ring tradition.

What’s a purity ring? It’s just a ring that a young lady wears as a reminder to herself that even when passions rise in the heat of the moment, to remember the ‘bigger picture’. Said succinctly in one of their slogans, “True Love Waits”Whether you think that strategy is able to accomplish its objective or not is certainly something that could be debated. But the reaction by this ‘Feminist Pastor’ seems a little extreme:

She’s called to have them mailed in and melted down into a sculpture… of a vagina.

As Paul Bois noted, it has curious echoes of the Golden Calf scene in the Book of Exodus (Think Charlton Heston’s ‘The Ten Commandments’).

What do they get for sending their ring to be melted down? A ‘certificate of impurity’. No really, this isn’t The Onion. Here’s a picture:

More about the statue in a moment. They don’t JUST get the certificate.

They get a replacement ring, too. One that looks like a vagina. It’s called the ‘Impurity Ring’. Get it? They hate the abstinence movement so much that they had to make a copycat movement. Probably because they have no real ideas of their own.

Why the hell would anyone ‘pastor’ bother doing this? It’s performance art, railing against the sacred. She’s a Liberal Lutheran pastor with a not-so-subtle agenda:

…Bolz-Weber, founding pastor of Denver’s House for All Sinners and Saints, issued a call for people to send her those rings “for a massive art project.”

“Beginning November 12th, until December 17th, you’ll have the opportunity to send in your purity rings to be melted down and recast into a golden vagina,” she explained on her website. “This sculpture will be unveiled at the 2019 Makers Conference.”

The website states that those who send in their rings will then receive a “certificate of Impurity as well as a SHAMELESS, impurity ring.”

“This thing about women that the church has tried to hide and control and that is a canvas on which other people can write their own righteousness ― it’s actually ours,” Bolz-Weber told HuffPost. “This part of me is mine and I get to determine what is good for it and if it’s beautiful and how I use it in the world.”

…Earlier, she sparked controversy after she said there should be no shame in consuming pornography, especially if it is “ethically sourced.
Source: Christian Post

Clearly, she’s not given much thought to what Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount. That ‘already holy’ line in the certificate was a dead giveaway. Real Christianity is expected to change culture not conform to it. But of course, a call to repentance and the Holiness of Christ doesn’t sell books, does it?

Her stance on porn is badly out of step with people who’ve lived that life and come back from it (for example, the former Jenna Presley) to the traditional Christianity Bolz-Weber is so hellbent on overthrowing. Pamela Anderson — herself no religious traditionalist — has denounced the social impact of Porn. As for her ‘ethically sourced’ porn? If you believe it exists, you probably believe in Unicorns, too. Think that’s an overstatement? Then read this, if you dare: Think Pornography Is ‘Harmless’? Maybe you don’t find those arguments compelling? Ok then, how about some science? LIMP NOODLE: Porn Equals Less Sex, Less Testosterone and Impotency

Bolz-Weber is just one more in a long line of people who want the form of religion, but want to gut it of all meaning. Just like Liberalism has done to every other traditional institution it sinks its hooks into. It is, at root, parasitic. That explains her focused hatred for traditional Christianity and it’s values. They are a mirror reminding her she’s an imposter playing at being the real deal.

69yr. Old Who ‘Identifies As A 45yr. Old’ Loses Legal Bid To Have His AGE Changed In Order To Pick Up Chicks

Written by Wes Walker on December 3, 2018

You’re only as old as you feel, right? Nope. The judge didn’t see it that way. Lots of people lie about their age. The joke about a woman celebrating her 29th birthday for the 25th time is as old as the hills. Growing old is a tough thing for a lot of people to grapple with, and there are plenty of ways to feel young at heart.

But Emile Ratelband was pushing it a little too far.

Stealing the script from people who were identifying as men, women, or even female dragons, one man decided to petition the courts to allow him to ‘identify’ as a much younger man. He is 69, but he wanted the courts to rule that he is, in fact, 45.

His elevator may not, in fact, go to the top floor. Then again, he’s applying exactly the same logic as every other person that ‘announces’ a change in their defining characteristics, whether name, gender, ethnicity or sometimes even species. So is he any more crazy that the things our society has already called normal?

And don’t forget about ‘Stephoknee’ — the old dude with kids who was living with some family as a “six-year-old girl”. Maybe he figures if the court rules that he IS forty-five, it will veto reality.

He can get a mortgage again. He can paint his house again. He can have a baby again. He doesn’t want to PRETEND he’s 45, he wants to reset the clock so that he IS 45 again. And he figures a judge can do that, somehow.

Emile Ratelband says he does not ‘feel’ like a pensioner, and that reducing his age to 49 would mean getting work and attracting more women on dating websites and apps such as Tinder.

Last month, the self-styled ‘positivity guru’ asked the court in Arnhem to formally change his date of birth from March 11, 1949, to March 11, 1969.

He argued his request was consistent with other forms of personal transformation, such as the ability to change one’s name or gender.

But in a written ruling Monday, the court said Dutch law assigns rights and obligations based on age ‘such as the right to vote and the duty to attend school.
Source: DailyMail

Did we mention that he didn’t want the 68-year-old women on the hook-up/dating site ‘Tinder’? He wants to land much younger women on Tinder. Not by lying, no. He wants to ‘be himself’ and have the courts rule he is 45.

News flash, bub. Having the courts do your lying for you is the same thing as lying yourself. 

Hey ladies: if this guy told you he was only 45, would you believe him?

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