The Ex-Gay Mother And The Kidnapped Child | This weekend, the New York Times offered a detailed account of Lisa Miller, Janet Jenkins, and their daughter Isabella. Miller had broken off their Vermont civil union, moved across state lines to Virginia, and prevented Jenkins from seeing their daughter. Miller had committed herself to a strict form of Christianity, identifying as ex-gay and teaching Isabella that according to the Bible, she could not have two mothers because they had been living in sin. In 2009, when a Virginia court upheld Vermont’s jurisdiction over their civil union, Miller fled through a covert system of Mennonites, kidnapping Isabella away to Nicaragua, where they presumably remain. (In her absence, Miller’s lawyer, Rena M. Lindevaldsen of Liberty University Law School, has profited off her case through the sale of a tell-all book condemning the homosexual lifestyle.) The New York Times piece is a compelling read about a complicated and tragic story that shows the full extent of how anti-gay teachings can harm children.