J. Matt Barber
You're Not My Mommy!
© 2007 J. Matt Barber
said, “But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male
and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and
be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’; so then
they are no longer two, but one flesh.” (Mark
10: 6-8, NKJV)
By her own account, emotional problems brought on by a series of events — including abandonment by her father, abuse by her mentally ill mother and a decade long struggle with alcoholism now overcome — eventually led Lisa Miller into the lesbian lifestyle. In 1999, Lisa began a homosexual relationship with Jenkins after coming out of a legitimate marriage that ended in divorce.
2000, soon after
2001, Lisa was artificially inseminated after the two decided to raise a
child in an unnatural, deliberately fatherless home environment as
self-deluded “wife” and “wife” — mother and “mother.”
August of 2002, Miller and little Isabella, now just a few months old,
a year later, when Isabella was less than a year and a half old, Lisa
ended her lesbian relationship, took her daughter back home to
that’s when the nightmare really began.
Jenkins had no parental connection to Isabella (she was neither an
adoptive parent, nor biologically related) she filed papers in
M. Lindevaldsen, who is an attorney with Liberty
Counsel and is representing Lisa and Isabella Miller, explains,
“After Lisa ended her relationship with Janet, when Isabella was only
17 months old, Lisa became a born-again Christian. For
the past three years, she has attempted to raise her child
according to Biblical principles. According
to recent filings by Janet, however, Janet believes that Lisa’s
religious beliefs render Lisa incapable of properly parenting
Isabella. As the fit,
biological parent of Isabella, it is Lisa, not Janet, who has the fundamental
right to decide how to raise her child and with whom she visits. Shockingly,
Jenkins, a woman entirely unrelated to Isabella, and her attorneys are
alleging that because Lisa is now a devout Christian, she is unfit to
maintain custody of her own daughter.
They filed a motion requesting a hearing to determine whether
Isabella should be taken from her mother and given to Jenkins.
Unbelievably, the judge granted that motion.
The hearing is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 3.
that’s only one in a series of inexplicable rulings by this
further explains, “The Vermont order declaring Janet to be
Isabella’s parent is inextricably tied to the underlying civil union.
Lisa and Isabella’s story tragically demonstrates that it’s all too often children who are ultimately victimized by state recognized immorality. It’s the children who suffer when adults selfishly depart from God’s intended design for human sexuality and marriage — as reaffirmed by Christ’s teachings in the New Testament — and enter into counterfeit homosexual “civil-unions” or “same-sex marriages.”
Although Lisa and Isabella’s situation is both heartbreaking and unjust, it shouldn’t be at all surprising. In the name of so-called “gay rights,” the militant homosexual lobby has made its position crystal clear. The selfish individual interests of those who define themselves based upon a choice to engage in deviant homosexual behaviors supersede the best interests of everyone else. … even children.
And certainly, where newfangled “gay rights” come into conflict with time-honored and constitutionally guaranteed First Amendment religious liberties, the demands of homosexual activists trump the First Amendment every time.
Lisa and little Isabella are just two of the latest victims of this radical and aggressive homosexual code of conduct.
there will be more.
Matt Barber is one of the “like-minded men” with Concerned Women for America and serves as CWA’s Policy Director for Cultural Issues.