Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Outrage Alert: Hate Group Leader Staver Waiting to Implode

Mat Staver
On Monday a U.S. District Court in Vermont permitted a lawsuit to proceed against Liberty Counsel, Liberty University, Liberty Counsel the hate group's leader, Mat Staver and lawyer Rena Lindevaldsen.

This involves the Lisa Miller debacle. Miller and her partner, Janet Jenkins were jointly raising their daughter, Isabella. In the early 2000s, Miller got religion, became an evangelical Christian and claimed that she prayed away the gay. She them moved to Virginia with Isabella. Jenkins had court-ordered visitation privileges which Miller managed to frustrate. In 2009, when it appeared that Miller would lose primary custody of Isabella, she kidnapped Isabella and unlawfully fled to Nicaragua. Miller and Isabella have since disappeared.

There remains an outstanding arrest warrant for Lisa Miller.

In 2012 Jenkins filed suit against Miller and all those who assisted in Isabella's kidnapping. However, the case was placed on hold pending the outcome of criminal prosecutions. That hold has now been lifted.

Jenkins is represented by Vermont attorney Sarah R. Star, the Vermont firm of Langrock Sperry & Wool and Southern Poverty Law Center.

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