Janet Jenkins Sues Christian Aid Ministries

Last year I was dismayed and alarmed when I learned that the name Christian Aid Ministries had to be drug into the mud of this case. (See: USA vs Timothy David Miller)

Yesterday that concern was validated with news that Janet Jenkins’ civil lawsuit against Kenneth Miller was also directed against CAM (and others).

Here is how the Daily Kos begins its reporting on this facet of the Miller-Jenkins saga (notice the error in the second sentence already!):

Yesterday, Janet Jenkins got the first measure of justice. If you’ll remember, back in 2009 her former lesbian partner, Lisa Miller, fled the country with her daughter Isabella rather than comply with a court order to turn over sole custody of Isabella to Jenkins. Well, yesterday Mennonite pastor Kenneth Miller no relation was convicted of helping Lisa Miller flee the country.

Well, earlier today Jenkins significantly upped the ante by filing a civil RICO suit against Miller and several others who helped Lisa Miller flee with Isabella. People for the American Way managed to snag a copy.

Janet Jenkins files RICO suit

I looked through the suit for references to Christian Aid Ministries

Defendant Christian Aid Ministries, Inc. (“CAM”) is an Ohio corporation that employs pastors and relief workers around the world, including in the United States (including Vermont) and Nicaragua and whose activities include evangelizing, as well as providing material aid to people who are victims of natural disasters and other circumstances. CAM, through its agents and employees, including Andrew Yoder, has sufficient contacts with the State ofVermont to subject it to the jurisdiction of this Court.

With the assistance of Thomas Road Baptist Church members, as well as Kenneth Miller, Timothy Miller, CAM, Philip Zodhiates, Victoria Zodhiates, in their individual capacities and as agents of Response Unlimited and Liberty University School of Law, Lisa Miller was able to leave the United States in advance of September 25, 2009 and remain there past January 1, 2010. Linda Wall sought donations for Lisa Miller after January 2010, and other TRBC members maintained a post office box for donations to “Friends of Lisa Miller.” Since the fall of2009, Lisa Miller has received aid from the Beachy Amish-Mennonite Brethren, including through Christian Aid Ministries, Inc. to continue her abduction of Isabella. Lisa Miller worked in the Managua home of Pastor Timothy Miller. Timothy Miller was arrested for aiding and abetting the kidnapping of Isabella Miller-Jenkins in April of 2011. In November, 2011, charges were dismissed when he agreed to provide truthful testimony for the United States Government.

At the time of Timothy Miller’s arrest Isabella was living with Lisa in Jinotega, Nicaragua, where Lisa was teaching in a school. After the arrest, when her location was discovered, Isabella was uprooted again to an unknown location. It is not known if Isabella is still with Lisa Miller since this time, or with others who are keeping her in hiding.

On August 10,2012, Andrew Yoder testified under oath that he received a check to cash from Kenneth Miller to enable him to bring cash to Nicaragua to transfer to Timothy Miller. Yoder testified that he believed this cash was related to Lisa Miller. Yoder also testified that he had met Lisa Miller and Isabella through Timothy Miller in 2009, that she was receiving aid from CAM in Nicaragua, and that he knew of her custody case. He testified that he notified his employer, CAM of this in November 2009. CAM did nothing to report this situation to the authorities, and expressed sympathy with Lisa Miller’s decision to kidnap Isabella.

Jenkins vs Miller Civil Suit (pdf)

Please remember that the above are not necessarily truth-verified facts.

I have more to say about this, but I don’t have time right now.

Remember what God says to His people:

“Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation” (1 Peter 2:12).

“Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you” (Luke 6:28).

Disclaimer: I cannot certify that the above pdf is truly what it purports to be. If you can prove that it isn’t, please let me know. (And thanks to RightWingWatch for the copy.)

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2 Responses to Janet Jenkins Sues Christian Aid Ministries

  1. Robert Baty says:

    Sounds like the law of unintended consequences to me.

    Lisa Miller and her supporters decide to kidnap the child and get Lisa and the child out of the country.

    It’s serious business to alienate a child from its parent (Janet Jenkins).

    Timo almost went down; and may yet.
    Kenneth has now gone down.

    And that’s just two criminal cases.

    More significant will be all the civil liability that there is to go around, the years of litigation yet to come, and the millions that will, in my opinion, ultimately be awarded to Janet.

    Will find out what, if any, civil liability might come CAM’s way. . . . .in due time!

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